Paddle the Raquette River

Want to get out on our river this Summer? 

The Wild Center canoe trip brings you even closer to the real nature of the Adirondacks. Each trip is led by a NYS Licensed Guide and Wild Center naturalist, ready to take you on an amazing trip through the Raquette River's Oxbow. You can paddle as a family, with up to 2 adults and 2 children per boat. The cost per boat is $25/members, $30/non-members.

These trips are offered only during the warmer months.  You can pre-register for the canoe trips online. 

Paddles, boats and lifejackets are all provided. This experience is tailored for paddlers of all experience levels, ages 5 and up. Children (ages 5-15) must be accompanied by at least 1 adult per 2 children.

Questions? Contact Emily Nestlerode at enestlerode@wildcenter.org.

For more canoe options nearby, check in with Raquette River Outfitters, our partners in this watery expedition.

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Early Morning Canoeing on the Raquette River

When?  Sundays, June 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27, and August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

What time?   7:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Join a NYS Licensed Guide and Wild Center Naturalist on this morning excursion on the Raquette River. After meeting as a group at the Museum parking lot, we will gear up then walk down to the Raquette River along The Wild Center’s trails, looking for wildlife along the way. At the river we will use The Wild Center’s canoe fleet for a paddle along the Oxbow. Oxbows are unique, natural formations found in some rivers around the world. We will paddle around the many curves and turns of this special place in search of marsh animals, from birds to the occasional muskrat. Getting out on the water early increases your chances of seeing some of the local wildlife, including Great Blue Heron, Chestnut-sided and Yellow Warblers, various waterfowl, American Kestrel, many other birds, deer, and river otters.

This program is open to both experienced and novice paddlers ages 5 and up. Children ages 5 through 15 must have at least 1 parent or guardian present for every 2 children.

Register soon as space is limited. Museum admission is not included.

Cost Per Boat: $30 for members, $35 for non-members.

For more information and to register.

Daily Canoe Trip

When? Daily from Sunday, June 28th until Monday, September 1st

What time? 2:00 PM - 4:00PM

Join a NYS Licensed Guide and Wild Center Naturalist on a daily paddle along the Raquette River. Oxbows are unique, natural formations found in rivers around the world. Meet some of the local wildlife and explore different marsh habitats as you wind around the many curves and turns of this special place. This trip is geared to novice paddlers ages 5 and up. Children ages 5 through 15 must have at least 1 parent or guardian present for every 2 children.

Register soon as space is limited. Museum admission is not included.

For additional details, please see our canoeing webpage.

Cost per Boat: $25 for members, $30 for non-members.

For more information and to register.