Orenda Landscape

Canoe & Kayaking

Here are just a couple of trips that we recommend while enjoying the region.  They are perfect for both the novice and expert. We offer the use of our onsite Canoes and Kayaks including PFD’S, paddles and dry bags throughout your stay. However your more than welcome to bring your own.

We can arrange guided Kayaking and Canoeing Instruction and Excursions upon request

Garnet Lake
Less than two miles from Orenda, Garnet Lake is an unspoiled, tranquil mountain lake.  Surrounded by mountains, Garnet Lake provides the ideal location for kayaking, canoeing, fishing and swimming and is also considered the best bass fishing in the area.    There is an abundance of wildlife to be seen; from spotted Bald Eagles and Red Tail Hawks to Beavers and Loons. In the fall, the foliage surrounding the lake is breathtaking.  After a long day of hiking and enjoying the back-country you can head up to the lake for a rejuvenating swim.  On a clear night you can enjoy a unpolluted view of our galaxy.

Thirteenth Lake
Is one of many lakes in our region that offer some of the most breathtaking views of  an unspoiled Adirondack lake.  A 20 min ride from Orenda,  Thirteenth Lake is abundant with wildlife, from Ospreys, Beavers to large Dragon Flies.  Thirteenth Lake is a great place to experience an Adirondack gem.

Hudson River
The Hudson river offers a variety of classes of river travel.  We can arrange for a guided white water excursion down the Hudson River Gorge or recommend several put in locations for self guided trips.