The ideal vehicle for water is the canoe, mainly because it requires fewer sugar cubes than the horse and floats better than the freight train. Paddle in a practical watercraft with today's Groupon to Blue Mountain Lake Boat Livery. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get an all-day canoe rental from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (a $40 value).
- For $30, you get an overnight canoe rental from 4 p.m. to 10 a.m. the following morning (a $60 value).
Since 1908, Blue Mountain Lake Boat Livery has equipped water-top adventurers for exciting voyages on the Adirondacks' Blue Mountain Lake. After settling into one of the Livery's 17-foot canoes, two or three lakefarers can splashily traverse the scenic body of water, which is hemmed with grand views of the mountains that migrate there from fairy tales each summer. Spend an afternoon hiking one of the islands' scenic trails, search for a sandy beach on which to picnic and hide treasure, or pack a pole and lasso to catch fish from one of the lake's public islands before paddling along the main Adirondack Canoe Route detailed on the Livery's canoe trip info page. Third-shift canoers can glide over to an island's public campsite, where the lake lulls them to sleep under the stars by gently splashing the coast and washing up slightly damp counting-sheep. The Livery facilitates boat christenings with its own ramp, and also delivers canoes to locations at other local lakes—including spots in Raquette Lake, Indian Lake, and the Forked Lake Campground —allowing oar-brandishing travelers to row their way back to Blue Mountain Lake.