The Western Central Adirondack region is known for its numerous and pristine waterways.  From rivers to lakes, water activities are never too far away. 

Swimming is offered at numerous public beaches along the Route 28 corridor including Old Forge, Inlet, Raquette Lake and Blue Mountain Lake for families to enjoy.  

Boat and Jet Ski rental locations are also available in many of the Fulton Chain communities.

For the paddler, kayaks and canoes are available for rental at multiple locations, and for the adventure paddler, the world-renown 90-miler canoe race takes place every September spanning the Fulton Chain of lakes and beyond. 

For those that prefer not to drive the boat, Raquette Lake Navigation offers sightseeing along with lunch and dinner cruises that follow historic steamboat routes.

Adventure travelers that want to fight the elements can enjoy some of the wildest rafting in the Northeast on the Moose River. 

All tolled, Western Central Adirondacks are a water lover's paradise with so much to enjoy in every season.


  • World famous 90-mile canoe race takes place every September on the Fulton Chain
  • Public beaches and state campgrounds dot the region perfect for families
  • Rent a boat (with or without a motor) and tour the many lakes and rivers…
  • White water raft down the Big Moose River, or enjoy a scenic dinner cruise with…

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