New for 2016! Do the Hike-A-Thon by water! This easy paddle leads through Northwest Bay Brook and marsh as it opens into Lake George’s Northwest Bay.
Location: NYS Boat Launch, Rt 9N, Bolton Landing [view map]
Paddle Length: 2.4 miles round-trip
Start Time: 9:30 am
Photo Time: 10:17 am
Approx. End Time: 11:00 am
This easy paddle meanders through Northwest Bay Brook’s marsh for 1.2 miles to the point of the Loines Preserve, where the water opens into Northwest Bay. Suitable for canoes and kayaks, the marsh is home to lots of native plants and wildlife. Paddlers must bring their own canoe or kayak.
About the Loines Preserve:
The 37-acre Loines Preserve was given to The Nature Conservancy in 1964 by Hilda and Elma Loines and Sylvia Loines Dalton. The Nature Conservancy transferred the Preserve and its stewardship to the Lake George Land Conservancy in 2004. The property includes 4,150 feet of lake frontage, more than half of the Northwest Bay marsh’s northern shoreline, and is accessible from the water only.