6 Day Canoeing in the Adirondacks
August 11th - 18th, 2017 | $530
Location: Lakes in Adirondack Mountains in upstate NY- often the Fulton Chain Lakes, Raquette and Long Lakes, Blue Mountain Lake, Tupper Lake, and the Saranac Lakes. Specific trip details will be provided by the trip guides.
Description: While some areas near small villages are populated, most of the country traversed is wild, secluded, and quiet. In August the warm water, bright sun, and cool nights make for an enjoyable trip through spectacular landscapes. You will spend time on some of the most beautiful lakes in Adirondack Park. Expect awe-inspiring beauty, lake swimming, and the potential to see amazing Adirondack lake wildlife--like the Loon!
Activities: 5 days canoeing, 1 day hiking
Day 0: Friday, August 12th: Trip participants arrive between 11:00AM and 1:00PM at Cornell, trip participants and their guides meet and begin to get to know each other, prepare their belongings for the trip and have a trip dinner (usually at one of the restaurants in Collegetown). Trip participants and their guides sleep on the Arts Quad.
Day 1: The trip is awoken bright and early and departs to the Adirondacks.
Day 6: All trips return to Ithaca for Camp-O-Rama, a closing ceremony and celebration of the 2016 Outdoor Odyssey trips. Trip participants clean their gear, share a meal with other trips, and get the chance to meet some of the ~200 other participants.
Move in Day: Friday, August 19th: Trip is shuttled back to Bartels Hall, where the participants return their rented gear as a group. Once all gear is returned, trip participants are free to register at Barton Hall and move into their dorms. Often times, guides will help their trip participants move in.
Physical Demands: expect to canoe about 5+ miles per day and portage about 1-2 miles over the course of the trip
Access to showers or restrooms: no