A Kayaker’s Guide to Lake George, the Saratoga Region & Great Sacandaga Lake (Blackdome Press, 2012) is the latest effort by Albany writer Russell Dunn, a licensed guide and author of 10 books on the great outdoors of eastern New York and western New England. The guide includes detailed directions, information on launch sites, maps, GPS coordinates, photographs, safety and comfort tips, a wealth of historical and geological information, and directories of paddling outfitters, organizations and clubs.
The 352-page book features 58 paddling adventures in the southeastern Adirondacks, including Lake Desolation, the upper Hudson River, Lake George, Lake Luzerne, Great Sacandaga Lake and the Sacandaga River, the Champlain Canal and Glens Falls Feeder Canal, Kayaderosseras Creek, Round Lake, Saratoga Lake, and Ballston Lake.
Russell Dunn is author of nine previous popular and critically acclaimed guidebooks to the greater Capital Region: A Kayaker’s Guide to New York’s Capital Region: The Hudson & Mohawk Rivers from Catskill & Hudson to Mechanicville & Cohoes to Amsterdam (Black Dome Press, 2010) Adirondack Waterfall Guide: New York’s Cool Cascades (Black Dome Press, 2003); Catskill Region Waterfall Guide: Cool Cascades of the Catskills & Shawangunks (Black Dome Press, 2004) Hudson Valley Waterfall Guide: From Saratoga and the Capital Region to the Highlands and Palisades (Black Dome Press, 2005) Mohawk Region Waterfall Guide: From the Capital District to Cooperstown and Syracuse (Black Dome Press, 2007) Berkshire Region Waterfall Guide: Cool Cascades of the Berkshires & Taconics (Black Dome Press, 2008). Adventures around the Great Sacandaga Lake (Nicholas K. Burns Publishing, 2002; Russell Dunn, 2011) Trails with Tales: History Hikes through the Capital Region, Saratoga, Berkshires, Catskills and Hudson Valley (Black Dome Press, 2006), coauthored with Barbara Delaney Adirondack Trails with Tales: History Hikes through the Adirondack Park and the Lake George, Lake Champlain & Mohawk Valley Regions (Black Dome Press, 2009), coauthored with Barbara Delaney.
Together with Barbara Delaney (also a NYS-licensed guide), Dunn leads hikes to waterfalls in the Adirondacks, Catskills, and Hudson Valley, as well as to other sites of exceptional beauty and historical uniqueness. Dunn and Delaney give frequent lecture & slideshow presentations to regional historical societies, libraries, museums, civic groups, organizations, and hiking clubs on a wide variety of subjects, ranging from waterfalls to natural areas of historic interest.
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