Canoe & Kayak Instruction and Special Events

St. Regis Canoe Outfitters

Canoe & Kayak Instruction

Instruction is the best way to develop paddling skills.  With skill development comes confidence and the basis to build better judgement.   We offer a variety of canoe & kayak classes. We have highly qualified and experienced instructors.  Courses are geared to meet individual/group needs.  We offer a range of classes including courses to help you improve your paddling skills, move more confidently in river current, water safety,  backcountry camping and leadership skills.   We have courses geared specifically for children & families, as well as women's only expedition courses.  Upon completion participants will receive an ACA certificate of completion.  We have ACA certified instructors.  

For the current list of Classes offered refer to Instruction page.

Celebrate Paddling ADK/June 2018/Saranac Lake, NY

Friday, June 15

Outdoor Food Tasting & Recipe Swap

Bring your favorite canoe camping recipes to swap with others. Sample a wide selection of freeze dried food @ 5:30-6:30 pm. Free

Saturday, June 16

Guided Trip on the Saranac River

Begins at SRCO Boat Launch.  Location subject to change dependent upon water levels.  @1-3pm. $59

Thursday, June 21

Canoe/Kayak Sampler

Try out a variety of canoes/kayaks from our launch point on the Saranac River.  This event is in conjunction with the Saranac Lake Art Walk.  5-7 pm.  Free

Friday, June 22

Naturalists Walk & Talk

Join our naturalist Kendra for a walk on the Bloomingdale Bog Trail.  Kendra will survey the  variety of birds and the natural environment.  

Saturday, June 23

Moving Water Clinic

Designed to help you improve your body & boat control, develop skills in reading the river, and ways to be more safety conscious in moving water.  Class takes place from 10 am to 2 pm.  $59 per person

Sunday, June 24

Annual Saranac River Clean Up

Join us in cleaning up the Saranac River @1-5 pm.  We provide the boats, bags and supplies to help you clean up the River.  Barbecue will be offered following the clean up.  Free.

Wednesday, June 27

Guided Trip Middle to Lower Saranac Lake 

Participants will meet at our main base at 73 Dorsey Street  by 8:30am and proceed from there to launch.  Trip is all day from 9 am to 3 pm.  $79 per person

Friday, June 29

Boat Launch Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Friday

We will be celebrating the newly renovated river retaining wall and boat launch with a formal ribbon cutting ceremony @ 5 to 6 pm.  Food & Beverages to follow. Free.

Friday, June 29

Book Signing Laurie Chandler, Author of Upwards

Join us for a presentation by author Laurie Chandler from 7-8:30 pm.  Upwards is the story of the first woman to solo thru-paddle the Northern Forest Canoe Trail is an uplifting memoir about finding the inner strength and faith to achieve a dream, set amid the rich tapestry of the history, wildlife, landscapes, and people of New England.  Free.

Saturday, June 30
Guided Trip on Saranac River

Begins at SRCO Boat Launch. Location subject to change dependent upon water levels. @1-3pm. $59

 For a full schedule of events in Saranac Lake please refer to Celebrate Paddling ADK website.  Celebrate Paddling ADK Sponsors are as follows:




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