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Paddling on Thirteenth Lake

Garnet Hill is a fantastic location for Adirondack canoeing and kayaking.  Perfect for paddling, Thirteenth Lake is a beautiful, tranquil lake, with gorgeous mountain views that measures two miles long and  1/2 mile wide.  It is fed by numerous brooks and streams from the surrounding hills and mountains. The lake’s outlet is Thirteenth Lake Brook which meanders a steep and winding path down to the Hudson River in North River. For those who are interested in fishing, every spring the DEC stocks the lake with a variety of fish: freshwater salmon, lake trout and brown trout.

Garnet Hill Lodge maintains a fleet of canoes and kayaks for the exclusive use of our guests from 9 am to 4 pm daily, along with paddles and life jackets.  We highly recommend that Lodge guests reserve boats ahead of time during peak season.  Boats may be limited to two hour blocks during peak season, and can be reserved by calling our Outdoor Center.  Our beach attendant or someone from our Outdoor Center can help you put-in and take-out your boat safely.

Go canoeing or kayaking with one of the boats in our fleet and explore the many quiet and interesting spots along Thirteenth Lake’s pristine and totally uninhabited shores.  You can choose from our fleet of one or two person canoes and kayaks. Loons and beavers are regular inhabitants of the lake as are osprey, eagles and hawks.

Don’t want to explore on your own? Enjoy a guided canoe trip in the heart of the Adirondacks. The Adirondacks offer an endless number of excellent canoe trips on unspoiled rivers and lakes. Your guided canoe trip in the heart of the Adirondacks can last a few hours or a few days, it’s your choice. The guides we work with are licensed by the state and are also people who love the outdoors! While on your trip our guides will make sure you enjoy your experience to the fullest.  Contact us to book your guided trip.

Garnet Hill also offers the unique opportunity to paddle across the lake to hiking trails that lead up to Peaked Mountain, or Hour Pond and Bull Head Mountain.  These treks make excellent day-long adventures and you can purchase a packed lunch from the lodge to take along with you.

Discover canoeing and kayaking in the Adirondacks. Make plans to visit us today!

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