Guided and Self-Guided Trips

All-day Guided trips with the mac’s crew

We meet at Mac’s at 9 AM, go exploring and return by 3PM 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 $75 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 $300 for up to 3 people or $80 per person for 4 or more paddlers.


Half-Day trips with the mac’s crew

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.  MAC’S will provide the canoes, paddles, and PFDs.

Half-day trips are $200 for up to 3 people or $75 per person for 4 or more and are based on guide availability.  Call for details.


self-Guided Trips

The Adirondacks are filled with great paddling routes. Maybe you are interested exploring on your own, or maybe you can’t make on the MAC’s guided trips, either way our team will get you all set up for a paddling adventure. Trip planning services are complimentary with any canoe or kayak rental (transportation fees may apply to some trips).

*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.