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Lake Placid, NY

Trip Overview

Launched from Paradox Bay... Headed around Sand Point, through Sunset Straights and around the peninsula. Thought I was going around Buck Island, when in fact I went around the peninsula. When I realized where i was, I headed back along the shore. This turned out to be a longer trip than originally planned. I paddled about 10 km round trip, and was very happy to get back to the hotel for breakfast.
  • Duration: Day Trip
  • Sport/Activity: Kayaking
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Water Type: Flat/Sheltered Water, River/Creek (Up to Class II)
  • Number of Portages: 0
  • Portage Description: Considered portaging ... !
It is easy to get turned around on Lake Placid, since it is a very large lake, with a jagged shoreline and many inlets and bays. Initially thought I was going around Buck Island. In the first bay on the left (see map) there is a sunken rowboat sitting in shallow water.
SunDolphin Aruba 10 Mushometer app (sledding app... tracked return trip only)
Choppier waters today. Lots of spray.

Locations on this Trip