Paddle Queechy Lake

Join us for a paddle at Queechy Lake.

Queechy Lake is a natural body of water; however, sometime prior to 1910, the water levels were raised as a result of the construction of a dam along the Stony Kill, a tributary of Queechy Lake. The purpose of the dam was to store water that would supply mills located downstream. In the early 17th Century, a summer of dry weather contributed to decreased water levels, which exposed a muddy surface at the lower end of the lake.

Please be considerate of your fellow members... if you need to cancel please give as much notice as possible so someone else may attend.

Minimum age is 8 (8-15 yrs must have a participating adult with them, 16-17 yrs must have a parent/guardian sign participant agreement but do not need to attend)

Please be dressed for the weather, we will go rain or shine

Dress in layers

Headlamps and glow sticks

Don't forget your kayak, and PFD, it must be a type I, II III or inflatable, (throwables (cushion type) are not acceptable). PFD's are required and must be worn while on the water, whistle, and paddle.

Directions:  DEC Boat Launch on the Northeast shore off County Route 30, 0.2 miles west of NY Route 22, Canaan, NY

If you have trouble finding us, Karen's cell is[masked] and Dorothy's cell is[masked], feel free to call or text.  Cell phone coverage is good.  Look for a black Jeep Liberty and white Jeep Patriot!

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  • Rachel

    A beautiful evening to be on the water. Thank you Karen and Dorothy.

    1 · August 17

  • Bob R.

    my GPS suggests we did 2.88 miles and were on the water about an hour and a half. People tell me they are not accurate, but it does give a general idea.

    1 · August 15

  • Shelly

    It was a beautiful evening at the lake

    1 · August 15

  • Bob R.


    1 · August 15

  • MS. S.

    I'm thinking of it. Heard weather tomorrow is going to be bad.

    August 13

  • Shelly

    Dorothy, I'm considering this paddle. Being a beginner would I be OK or should I wait for something else?

    August 8

    • Dorothy

      This paddle would be great for you. Smaller than Long Pond. Nice views.

      1 · August 8

  • Emma

    Do we need to bring our own canoe or kayak?

    August 8

    • Dorothy

      Yes, you do need your own kayak/canoe, paddle, PFD, etc. for outings. We do not supply any equipment.

      August 8

  • Mary A.

    Sorry to miss this, taking our son to college!

    August 2

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