Guided Trips

All-day adventures in the forest preserve

We meet at MAC’S at 9 AM, go exploring and return by 4PM based on weather, group experience and your desire to swim or lollygag in the back country!  We provide a guide, canoes and route planning.  You provide your personal equipment and lunch*. Scheduled trips are $65 per person (4 person minimum). We will go in the rain if you will!  

Special Request all-day trips can be arranged any time in advance based on guide availability. Fee is $250 for up to 3 people or $80 per person for 4 or more paddlers.

 

Half-Day Adventures

Meet at MAC’S at 10 AM to gear up for a quick immersion into the Saranac Lakes Wild Forest with your guide.  Participants should bring their lunch, clothes and gear appropriate for the weather. Enjoy lunch* on the shore and be back to MAC’S by 2:30 PM.  Scheduled Trips are $50 per person (4 person minimum.)  MAC’S will provide the canoes, paddles, PFDs and some trip transport for the paddlers.

Special Request half-day trips are $175 for up to 3 people or $60 per person for 4 or more and are based on guide availability.  Call for details.

 

*We recommend ordering lunch from the ADK CAVU Cafe at the Adrondack Regional Airport (just five minutes from Mac's) or Lakeview Deli (located in Saranac Lake). You are encouraged to order in advance and mention that you'll be participating in a Mac's Canoe Livery trip to ensure that your meal is ready on time. Meals are not included in the trip cost unless otherwise agreed upon.

 

Here is a schedule of guided trips for the 2018 season: 

 

  • Aug. 5: All Day - Champion Lands exploration
  • Aug. 9: All Day - Lake Lila with possible hike up Mount Frederica
  • Aug. 12: Half Day -  Seven Carries
  • Aug. 16: All Day – Little Tupper Lake
  • Aug. 19: All Day - Raquette River to Raquette Falls
  • Aug. 23 - All Day - Lowe’s Bluffs Canoe and Hike
  • Aug. 26: All Day - Rainbow Lake Ramble

 

Reservations will be accepted on a space available basis.  Please call MAC’s at (518) 891-1176 for more information and to register.   Adirondack Watershed Alliance members receive $10 discount on any trip.