[NYCkayaker] Looking for extended-trip ideas in Northeast

Steve McAllister brooklynkayak@gmail.com
Mon Apr 22 12:10:45 EDT 2013


Re: Bugs,
Elizabeth brings up a good point.

I always go to the Thousand Islands near the end of August or early
September to avoid flying insects and also the crowds.

Stevie




On Mon, Apr 22, 2013 at 12:07 PM, elizabeth green <
elizabeth.green10@gmail.com> wrote:

> Lets not forget the mosquitoes. The last and only time I was there, I got
> bitten up (in my tent) so badly I did not sleep at all and could not wait
> for morning so I could leave my campsite! But I do agree it can be a
> beautiful place to kayak as long as you take precautions.
>
> Elizabeth
>
>
> On Mon, Apr 22, 2013 at 11:58 AM, Steve McAllister <
> brooklynkayak@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I agree with Laurie, but be aware that strong winds can be an issue at the
>> Thousand Islands.
>> Then again, winds can be an issue at many great paddling locations.
>>
>> I have camped on most of the Islands that allow camping.
>>
>> I recommend sticking to the Canadian side to avoid any border issues.
>> Also, I recommend parking and a launching from Misty Islands Lodge:
>> http://www.mistyisles.ca<
>> http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mistyisles.ca%2F&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNEDkNVbRbNtlVRIGLyzPFuupRL3Rg
>> >
>> It is near Sugar Island. Allow for inexpensive parking and other services.
>>
>> Stevie
>>
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Apr 22, 2013 at 11:14 AM, Laurie Bleich <kayakmidwifelb@gmail.com
>> >wrote:
>>
>> > Another great area is the thousand islands in Canada-it's really
>> beautiful
>> > with fresh water and basically no tides so you don't have to plan
>> anything.
>> >  There are tons of really cute little islands and it's alot of fun.
>> >  There's also an ACA island there where you can stay if you're an ACA
>> > member-it's Sugar Island.
>> >
>> > Laurie Bleich
>> > On Apr 21, 2013, at 2:22 PM, Steven Leslie wrote:
>> >
>> > > I've begun to research where to take a multi-day kayak camping trip
>> this
>> > summer. I'd appreciate any suggestions and trip reports about good
>> spots in
>> > the Northeast US/Canada.
>> > >
>> > > This outing will have to be on fresh and generally gentle water since
>> > we'll taking small kids. Natural beauty, easily available camping and
>> few,
>> > or no, portages are also part of the equation.
>> > >
>> > > Last summer we went to Lake George, which was great until the
>> powerboats
>> > showed up for the weekend. The lower Delaware downriver from Port
>> Jervis is
>> > nice too, but too short and lacking in camping for this 5-6 day trip.
>> > >
>> > > Saranac Lakes is probably my top pick at the moment, since I ventured
>> > out there a few years ago. I'm looking at trip reports on the
>> Adirondacks
>> > and upper Connecticut River. Please share any enjoyable experiences
>> you've
>> > had.
>> > >
>> > > Thanks,
>> > > Steven
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