Sometimes an early morning paddle gives you just a little something different. In this case it was morning fog. We took a paddle on Paradox Lake, NY, just off I-87 (Northway) Exit 28. We launched from the Paradox Lake Campground boat launch and were on the water by 7:30. It was really neat to paddle through the fog and mist.
|Birch Island in the distance|
We paddled eastward, past Birch Island and Crawford Island. At the eastern end of the lake, we looped around and headed west. We went through the channel and into the western half of the lake before turning around to land at the Peaked Hill trailhead. The morning fog had blown off by 9 AM.
|Leesa was stalking something|
We secured the boats and headed up Peaked Hill. It's nice to be able to combine a hike with a paddle, and that's what we did. The 2.2 mile walk up Peaked Hill took about an hour. From the rock outcroppings on top there are a few views of the lake. Perhaps when the leaves are down you can get a broader view.
After having some snacks on top of Peaked Hill, we returned to the boats and did a little more paddling around before returning to the boat launch. It was a nice half day paddle/hike combo. Paradox Lake is a nice lake with easy accessibility. You can also paddle Eagle Lake just a couple miles to the east.