We are going to be spending the summer at Lake George in the Adirondacks. Driving out from California, and planning to purchase a canoe when we get there. Curious to know what canoe y’all might recommend! We will be using it as follows (in order of frequency)…
- Myself (225lb), my wife (150lb), sometimes with our dog (60lb)
- Myself solo (with or without dog)
- Low-key fishing out in the lake
- Very occasionally myself, my son (260lb), and camping gear (40lb)
Won’t be doing any river paddling, just lakes. It can get breezy/choppy but generally calm. This will be a long-term purchase so I’d like something that performs as well as possible, is durable, and is easily transported/portaged. Cost matters, of course, but I don’t mind paying for quality as long as it is a sensible value.
Other details… we are 55 yrs old, kids are grown, we also paddle Epic V8 surf skis (which will be making the trip with us).
Any advice/suggestions? Thanks in advance!