Thursday, September 2, 2010

Yak, Yak, Yak

Lake George, with its crystal clear water and surrounding mountains, is the ideal place to kayak. One of my favorite areas to paddle starts just a couple of miles down the road from our house, at the Black Point Public Beach. Before last year, kayak and canoes were not allowed to be launched from the beach, due to the swim area buoys and ropes spanning the whole beach. Since this is a gorgeous area, it deserved an access point. Dave took the initiative to go in front of the town board and had a 10 ft. wide launching spot approved for non- motorized car top boats, like canoes and kayaks. The approval even made it into the local newspapers. Check out this article...

Since then we have seen many people taking advantage of Dave’s efforts.

Another great paddling area is Hewlitt’s Landing. The water access at the public beach there is actually where Dave got his idea to have the same thing available in Ticonderoga. There are many islands to kayak around, adding to the quaintness.

My third favorite spot on the lake is even more special because it is at the head of Northwest Bay and winds itself through the creeks and marshes. When it is windy, I can stay in the protected waters and out of the waves, where wild life abounds.

1 comment:

  1. In the fourth picture, that looks like a giant tortoise. Love the photos, Carol!