Tug Hill Outfitters

We offer a variety of guided & self-guided kayak and canoe trips in the Central New York region between the months of May and October. As experienced paddlers, we also offer introductory kayak, surf ski, and racing/fitness paddling lessons. We are also experienced navigators and adventure racers, and offer hands-on map and compass navigation clinics and orienteering challenges. In the winter, we have over 3 miles of privately owned, groomed XC ski and snowshoe trails for you to explore. Tug Hill Outfitters is a part-time, family owned business. We hope to share our enthusiasm for the hobbies we love and our passion for the beautiful lands and waterways of CNY, with all of you!

Photo of canoeing on the west branch of Fish Creek.

Paddling Trips

We offer a variety of guided and self-guided kayak and canoe trips in the Central New York region. From families, to groups of friends; short or longer trips, we’ve got something for everyone. Read about our trips and book one today.

Photo of Stellar SR surf ski and wing paddle.

Kayak Lessons

Options range from basic paddling strokes and kayak re-entry, to fitness paddling and intro to racing lessons that focus on using advanced gear like surf skis and wing paddles. Learn more and book a lesson.

Skiing Trail at Dusk

Ski & Snowshoe

In the winter we are open on select weekends, and by appointment, for cross country skiing and snowshoeing. We do not offer XC ski rentals. We have trails groomed for classic and skate skiing. Learn more.