Nelson Lake

Nelson Lake is a quick 3.5 mile long secluded journey that begins with a carry. The carry leads you up the Middle Branch and into Nelson Lake. Along the way, you may need to use your paddle to brush the weeds out of the way, once you’re past this, you will find yourself on the scenic Nelson Lake. If you paddle to the far end of the lake, there is a slab of bedrock that slips into the water. Paddlers are able to jump out at this point to stretch their legs and take in the beautiful surroundings.

North Branch of the Moose

The North Branch of the Moose is about 12.4 miles of winding swamps and marsh lands. In addition to the many species of birds that paddlers will come across, they will also be able to see the occasional mountain peak as they move upstream. Towards the end of your journey, you will hear the sounds of rapids – follow the carry to the wooden bridge. If you arranged a shuttle with either Mountainman Outdoor or Tickner’s Canoe Rental, you will exit off of the Middle Branch.

Rock Lake

Rock Lake provides an easy hike around the beautiful lake that is surrounded by mountains. The hike is a flat and easy 1.6 miles.

South Inlet

South Inlet is a quick and easy 4 mile round trip paddle. There is a small cascade point where paddlers can exit the river and hike to Great Camp Sagamore in Raquette Lake. This area is rich in bird life and offer up broad views of the surrounding mountains.

Stillwater Reservoir

Stillwater Reservoir is a 9 mile long stretch known for a heavy loon population and good fishing opportunities. Motors permitted.

The Inlet on Big Moose Lake

The Inlet on the Big Moose Lake is a 5 mile round trip journey that is best traveled on a calm day. Many paddlers couple their paddle with a hike hoping for a chance to see a variety of woodland birds. As you paddle along, you will notice many trails and outlets to other lakes which allows paddlers to take different detours to add to their adventure.

Wilson Pond

A beautiful walk in the Blue Ridge Wilderness will get you to Wilson Pond. The total distance of the hike is 5.8 miles and is considered to be easy to moderate. Hikers will also pass Grass and Slim Ponds during their hike.