Paul Smiths—Saranac Lake Paddle Traverse

6 Nights/5 Days Cost:

Cost: $1,775/person/double-to-multiple-person occupancy 


September 15—September 20

Celebrate the beauty of the onset of fall foliage on the lakes and ponds of the Northwest Adirondacks. Paddle the historic Seven Carries canoe route through the St. Regis Canoe Area Wilderness.

 The cost of the trip includes:

  • Six nights of accommodations, including two nights at White Pine Camp.
  • All meals from Sunday night’s dinner through Friday night’s dinner.
  • All shuttle services, including the movement of boats and luggage.
  • Trip leadership provided by a New York State licensed guide.    


        Immerse yourself in beautiful lake country by joining us on a guided pilot trip of the enchanting Adirondack Hamlets to Huts Paul Smiths—Saranac Lake Paddle Traverse! Adirondack Hamlets to Huts is excited to offer this paddling excursion that celebrates the beauty of oncoming autumn with hints of fall colors on the lakes and ponds of the Northwest Adirondacks! This traverse provides an opportunity to paddle the historic Seven Carries canoe route through the St. Regis Canoe Area Wilderness. We will experience tranquil waterways, alluring lakes and ponds, and the expansive view from the summit of St. Regis Mountain.

        Please contact Joe at 315.657.1320 for further details and to book your slot!


        Here is the day-by-day itinerary for this awesome guided trip:

        NIGHT 1; Sunday, September 15th: We will meet up at White Pine Camp at 4:00 PM for introductions, appetizers, dinner, and trip orientation.

        DAY 1, NIGHT 2; Monday, September 16th: On Day One, we will enjoy an optional morning yoga session before paddling up and down the tranquil, winding Osgood River while enjoying the mystical aura of a sprawling tamarack swamp. The rest of the day will provide opportunities for a tour of White Pine Camp, further nature exploration and other optional wellness-oriented programming.

        DAY 2, NIGHT 3; Tuesday, September 17th: Come Day 2, we bid goodbye to White Pine Camp and paddle and portage our way from Osgood Pond to Lower St. Regis Lake and then on to Bear Pond, hiking up St. Regis Mountain along the way via the Teddy Roosevelt Trail from Upper St. Regis Lake. We will sleep that night at a special private lakeside glamping site on Bear Pond.  

        DAY 3, NIGHT 4; Wednesday, September 18th: We paddle and portage through more of the beautiful St. Regis Canoe Area Wilderness to cozy accommodations near the northern end of Upper Saranac Lake on Day Three. Loons will escort us along our way.

        DAY 4, NIGHT 5; Thursday, September 19th: Come Day Four, we will paddle from the northern end of Upper Saranac Lake through some ponds of the Saranac Lake Wild Forest as we make our way to Eagle Island toward the southern half of Upper Saranac Lake, all the while eating some good food and reveling in the sights and sounds of lakeside leisure.

        DAY 5, NIGHT 6, Friday, September 20th: On our fifth and final day, we paddle from Upper Saranac Lake back to the village of Saranac Lake, where we will enjoy a celebratory dinner and trip debrief.

        Other Notes:

        A 50% nonrefundable deposit is due at the time of booking. You may make your payment via our “DONATE” button on the Adirondack Hamlets to Huts website here (

        Reservation Policy

        A 50% non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking. We accept Visa, Mastercard, and Discover. The remaining balance is due 14 days before your trip starts.

        Cancellation Policy

        Cancellations made 14 days or more before the start of the trip are eligible to receive an electronic gift card valid for 12 months from the date of issuance for the amount paid to date, minus a 10% processing fee based on the amount of the trip. Refunds are not available for reservations cancelled within 14 days of the start of the selected trip.

        Although this guided trip provides comfortable lodging at the end of each day, this experience involves backcountry travel from one place of lodging to the next. You will be exposed to elements of the weather and terrain and must be clothed appropriately. Adirondack Hamlets to Huts will provide you with a clothing and gear list upon booking. Trekkers must be sufficiently fit to ably hike the necessary distances from one place of lodging to the next. Given that this is a guided trip, we require that you sign an Acknowledgement of Risk/Waiver of Liability form and fill out an AHH medical history form. Please call Joe at 315.657.1320 with any questions you may have.

        Our Vision - Trips for Everyone

        Weekend trips. Week-long trips. Some all hiking. Some all paddling. Some in which you can do both-- paddle and hike, even paddle and bike. No matter how long your selected route or your mode of travel, there are no tents to carry, camp stoves to struggle with, or mosquitoes biting you in your sleep on an Adirondack Hamlets to Huts trek.

        You will travel to and through charming and historic Adirondack communities as well as amazing wild landscapes that make the Adirondacks the special place that it is. Our routes celebrate both the settled and the sublime, the culture of the Adirondacks as much as its nature. Your lodging will run the gamut, from the simple, such as walled tents, yurts, cabins, and motels, to the grand, including bed-and-breakfasts, hotels, lodges, and inns.

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