By Tracy Ormsbee Peter “Pete” Hornbeck, the schoolteacher turned iconic Adirondack boatbuilder whose canoes topped cars from Lake Placid to Florida, California and overseas, died Saturday of an apparent heart attack after a walk with his family on … [Read more...] about Iconic Adirondack Boat builder Peter Hornbeck dead at 77
Union Falls Ponds and surrounding highlands are a picturesque retreat away from the crowds By Mike Lynch From Lake Flower Dam in the northern Adirondacks, the Saranac River drops roughly 1,500 feet before it empties into Lake Champlain. … [Read more...] about Forgotten waters
By Sierra McGivney Waves toss and turn through a churning Adirondack river. Small blue boats with skilled, thrill seeking riders fly by, avoiding rocks . Red plastic boats cut through soft water on a still lake, sprinkled with islands. A … [Read more...] about Gliding or riding the rapids: Kayak choice depends largely on use
Ready to get started kayaking or need some fresh ideas of where to go? We've compiled some favorites from the Explorer's Adventure Planner archive: 4 great paddles: Mark Bowie shares his favorite flatwater trips Sprite Creek: Paddle … [Read more...] about Paddle inspo: Some ideas for kayak trips
PFD: Personal Floatation Device Safety is super important when kayaking or canoeing. A big factor to consider in the Adirondacks is the time of year you are paddling in. During the spring and fall the air temperature and water temperature can be … [Read more...] about PFDs are essential to paddling
Comparing the pros and cons of kayak materials: Composites: fiberglasskevlarcarbon/graphite Pros: Durable, easy to repair, stiff, better in challenging conditions, lightweight. Good for sea kayaking. Cons: … [Read more...] about Kayaks: Plastic or Composite?