Kayaking in Rome

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With nearly a football field's worth of waterfront access along Fourth Lake, the sandy beaches and boat launch of Palmer Point are an ideal spot to relax in the sun or go for a carefree outing on the water. A variety of rentals are available throughout the summer, including pontoon boats and fishing boats, as well as more low-key kayaks, canoes, and paddle-boards. Groups of up to nine people can shack up in one of the beautiful, fully-furnished lakeside houses, which feature amenities such as screened-in porches and private decks.

152 Palmer Point Rd.
Old Forge,
NY
US

The Lake House’s chefs create innovative seafood plates and hearty steaks as diners take in lakeside views from the interior of an historic hotel built in 1843. Scan the menu before electing upscale eats such as pumpkin-seed-encrusted trout filets in sherry cream ($16.99) or pan-seared hunter’s ducks dressed in a pear-and-peppercorn au jus ($22.99). Chefs stuff the Lake House bone-in pork chop with an autumnal mélange of apples, onions, blue cheese, and cloud bacon before tossing it on the grill and drenching it in an apple-cider glaze ($17.99). Dinner diners sink meat fangs into a New York strip steak’s side ($19.99), and luncheon guests peruse burgers and sandwiches such as the grilled-chicken cordon bleu, which sports ham, swiss cheese, and a jaunty monocle atop its grilled roll ($8.99). Lounge on the patio facing the lake or illumine meals indoors with the light of Tiffany-style stained-glass table lamps.

2521 County Highway 22
Richfield Springs,
NY
US

Enclosed by the dense circle of trees that surrounds Oneida Lake, Stone?s Marina Kayak Club seems so far removed from the bustling life of the city that one might never guess it?s just down the road from Syracuse. The marina?s staff equip kayakers of all levels with life vests and paddles before guiding them into the waters that lap gently at the lake?s shoreline. Before sending first-time paddlers off to explore the lake, they dole out lessons in steering and proper safety etiquette, such as keeping two hands on the paddle and never picking up hitchhiking crocodiles. In addition to their fleet of kayaks, the marina also furnishes visitors with pavilions, grills, and campsites for multiday excursions.

9247 Bridgeport Minoa Rd.
Bridgeport,
NY
US

Located in the Waterloo Harbor Campground right on the Seneca River, Fuzzy Guppies makes meandering the river's locks and creeks easy. Those who want to explore a bit further can rent kayaks, canoes, and other equipment to investigate the nearby Seneca Lake and Cayuga Lake; Fuzzy Guppies can deliver the watercraft. In addition to renting vessels, Fuzzy Guppies also gives lessons and oversees the Human Waterball. The Waterball gives people the chance to float and run on the water in a ball exactly like a hamster would, if a hamster could pay the rental fee.

1278 Waterloo Geneva Road
Waterloo,
NY
US

Part of the UNESCO Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve, the 1000 Islands rest in the shadow of mountains carved by multiple glaciers over nine hundred million years. A diverse biological landscape, the 1864 islands are a key migratory pathway for many birds, plants and animals.Lush forests, marshlands, and waterfront architecture help create a setting picturesque for amazing photography, camping and paddling adventures.

Within this ecologically bountiful area, 1000 Islands Kayaking hosts many programs to help introduce paddlers to the region for unforgettable experiences. Spend time with your partner for a weekend escape, build family memories with your kids, learn new skills on a certification course, or enjoy an overnight camping trip on a national park island.

58 River Rd.
Lansdowne,
ON
CA

Part of the UNESCO Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve, the 1000 Islands rest in the shadow of mountains carved by multiple glaciers over nine hundred million years. A diverse biological landscape, the 1864 islands are a key migratory pathway for many birds, plants and animals.Lush forests, marshlands, and waterfront architecture help create a setting picturesque for amazing photography, camping and paddling adventures.

Within this ecologically bountiful area, 1000 Islands Kayaking hosts many programs to help introduce paddlers to the region for unforgettable experiences. Spend time with your partner for a weekend escape, build family memories with your kids, learn new skills on a certification course, or enjoy an overnight camping trip on a national park island.

110 Kate St
Gananoque,
ON
CA