White Water in Schroon



It’s safe to say that Kim Rielly loves an adventure. By day she is the mild mannered Director Of Communications at the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST).

But when it comes to play time, Kim makes the most of everything the Adirondacks has to offer – and let it be known Kim and her husband Kevin are huge fans of everything Schroon has to offer.

Kim and Kev recently dusted off their trusty kyack for a breath taking ride down the Schroon River into Schroon Lake – and even encountered some white water rapids!

Kim blogged about the experience on the Schroon Lake Region’s website. Here’s an excerpt from her adventure:

We loaded the boats on top of Kevin’s van, and donned our spring paddling attire. Even if the sun makes the air feel warm, the water is still quite chilly in April, so insulating gear is a necessity, even if you plan to stay dry. For me, that consists of thermal underwear under a wetsuit (including neoprene gloves and booties), with layers of fleece jackets on top. This attractive ensemble is topped off with a personal flotation device (PFD), and of course, sunscreen (SPF). We also packed a water bottle and snacks for a planned break.

This is a two-car situation. The put-in for this adventure is located where the Blue Ridge Road crosses the Schroon River in North Hudson off exit 29 on Interstate 87. Access is via the former Frontier Town parking lot. We met there, and dropped the boats under the bridge, drove to the Schroon Lake beach/boat launch area and left the van with its kayak-carrying roof rack there, and headed back toward the put-in location with my car.

You can read Kim’s full report by clicking here.

ROOST,  the organization Kim works for, is the accredited destination marketing organization (DMO) responsible for promoting Essex County, Franklin County, Hamilton County, the Town of North Elba, the Town and Village of Tupper Lake, Harrietstown, Lake Placid, Piercefield, and Saranac Lake, New York to the traveling public. For more information about ROOST, visit www.roostadk.com.