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Tickner's Moose River Paddling Trails

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River & Rail amazing experience!

We did the River & Rail trip on individual kayaks. Been going to the Old Forge area for 5 years in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
kathy k
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Rochester, New York
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Kayaking, Kids, and Kindness

The staff was great. You can select any type of excursion, such as by the hour or a huge trip with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dawn S
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Lowville, United States
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Canoe or kayak the meandering Moose River. Enjoy the sandy beaches, pristine wilderness and wildlife. Whether you want to go out for an hour, half-day or full day, Tickner's has the right trip for you. From beginner paddlers to advanced, this...more
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113 Riverside Lane, Old Forge, NY 13420-0267
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the River & Rail trip on individual kayaks. Been going to the Old Forge area for 5 years in a row, several times a year and this is our first time doing this. It was amazing! Can not recommend it enough! There were...More

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Dan T, Owner at Tickner's Moose River Paddling Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for sharing your experience on our River and Rail trip. We are glad to hear you had an amazing time. Hope to see you back at Tickner's Canoes again !!!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff was great. You can select any type of excursion, such as by the hour or a huge trip with portage’s. Nature abounds. Look for otters and ducks, and dogs taking a dip in the water. Worth the cost. Need a hat or other...More

Thank Dawn S
Dan T, Owner at Tickner's Moose River Paddling Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for sharing your experience at Tickner's Canoe and hope to see you again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The people are very nice here and getting into kayaks or canoes very easy with their new ramp. Prices are reasonable. It’s a little challenging to find if you don’t know where they are located, but worth the find! If you have your own kayaks...More

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Dan T, Owner at Tickner's Moose River Paddling Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are off the main road (Route 28) behind Keyes Pancake House.

Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

We booked the River And Rail excursion through Tickners and were extremely happy with their service! Instructions were thorough and on point. I would suggest that anyone who books an autumn trip really pay attention to the weather forecast....it was colder than we expected, and...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

This was the primary purpose of our trip to Old Forge, and was the highlight of our trip! Brought our own kayaks so the cost was $28 per person. We launched at Tickner's launch, where they gave us a map and directions for our paddle....More

Thank mscm60
Dan T, Owner at Tickner's Moose River Paddling Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

We are glad to hear you enjoyed our River and Rail trip. The water was high, as the dam in town was open. We do caution our paddlers when this happens. They have since closed the dam, so the water is receding.

Reviewed 8 August 2017

This is our third year renting kayaks from Tickner's. This year there were 13 of us and it was an amazing experience yet again. See you next July

Thank lucsvette
Dan T, Owner at Tickner's Moose River Paddling Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Looking forward to seeing you for the fourth year next July.

Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Our family of four had a wonderful time with the River and Rail trip from Tickner's! We are very much novices with a 6 year old and 11 year old, so we were a little unsure, but this was the best part of our Old...More

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Dan T, Owner at Tickner's Moose River Paddling Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Thank you for sharing your experience on the River and Rail trip. I am happy to hear it will be long remembered. Hope you can join us again and make more memories with us.

Reviewed 27 July 2017

A great activity for inexperienced as well as experienced kayakers, whether young or old. We started at 11 am and ended at 2:30 pm with one stop to get out and have lunch. We did portage for 300 yards around some rapids.

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Dan T, Owner at Tickner's Moose River Paddling Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

We are glad you enjoyed your paddle down the Moose River. Hope to see you paddling with us again soon.

Reviewed 30 April 2017

Surprised my husband with a paddling trip for his birthday. We had a great time. We are fairly athletic and even being 5 months pregnant it took us about 2 hours less than they recommend. Map was easy to follow and river was well marked.

Thank Raeann J
Dan T, Owner at Tickner's Moose River Paddling Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are also looking for input to make sure our paddlers are enjoying their trip.

Reviewed 31 March 2017

We paddle all over NY State as well as in other northeastern state. Tickners is the best! Their attention to detail, concern for your experience, and the equipment is superb. They give expert advice, cater to your needs, and provide great service. We use their...More

Thank Glenmore43
Dan T, Owner at Tickner's Moose River Paddling Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2017

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. We strive to make everyone's trip a memorable one. We are delighted to hear you will be back this season.

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lizawill2
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We have been down the river 3 times and at this point in time, the black flies aren't so much as a problem as the mosquitoes. Once we put on the bug spray we were OK.
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mscm60
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Costs depend on whether you rent the canoes or kayaks from Tickners. There is a shuttle involved where Tickners pick people up at the Thendara Train Station and transport them and the boats back to Old Forge. The landing... More
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