This is an equipment & gear list that my friend and I used on a 6-night kayak trip from Old Forge, NY, to Plattsburgh, NY, which is the first segment of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT).

While there’s always room for improvement, we found this to be a pretty good list for the trip, which took place in June.

Kayak gear list illustrated456

Enjoying a beer at Raquette Lake Hotel & Tap Room, and home of Raquette Lake Supply (map):

Raquette Lake Hotel Tap Room

Long Lake:

Heading into camp after dinner in Long Lake:

Long Lake NY night kayak

Upper Lock, on the way to Saranac Lake:

Saranac Lake: