CANOE & GUIDEBOAT TOURS
The Adirondacks offer one of the most extensive canoe route systems
in the country. The canoe routes complete a natural highway that crisscrosses
the Adirondacks for more than 150 miles of continuous lake and river travel through scenic mountain hamlets and vast wilderness areas.
Our tours take into consideration the wilderness interests and physical
abilities of the participants and range from gentle river floats on a day
trip basis to extended Adirondack traverses.
Tahawus has two restored antique 35-foot War Canoes based on Lake Placid
lake. These unique water craft were manufactured by The Old Town Canoe Co.
at the turn of the century and have been faithfully restored to their original
condition. Reminiscent of the Voyager or Trader canoes in use during the
fur trade era, these boats were designed to transport people and heavy loads
of gear over vast distances. The opportunity now exists for you to experience
the camaraderie and excitement of that period on the waterways of the Adirondacks. With 12 seats, the canoes each can accommodate up to 16 paddlers. Although noted for swiftness, their main appeal is outstanding stability and ease of use, which allows anyone to experience the joy of canoeing. Ideal for
families and groups, the canoes are available for daily tours of Lake Placid,
including island picnics and sunset excursions. We will also transport these
canoes to other Adirondack waters for receptions and corporate programs.
The guideboat, a watercraft unique to the Adirondacks, was developed by
guides in the late 1800's. A cross between a canoe and a rowboat, they are
designed to be easily handled by one person yet seat three comfortably.
Our restored antique wooden boats glide smoothly across the water and take
the swells easily. Often admired for their beauty, the guideboat is the
ideal sportsman's craft that affords a return to a traditional mode of travel
on Adirondack waterways.
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