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Maryland whitewater, Northeast Creek

Cecil county, below covered bridge on Route 272 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V     4 miles
  If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more forgiving, so keep in mind that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. The natural beauty of Cecil County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream beats anything. This stretch of Northeast Creek in Cecil County is 4 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class V section of whitewater. If you're
    coming from Lancaster it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. Getting a good workout and just being out on the river for a while have people coming
from far and near. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the below covered bridge on Route 272 section is one of them. There are many good hotels to choose from, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, suitable for an afternoon trip. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are  
lots of good rivers for that around here.

Briefly about the general area:
You'll meet a lot of folks from North East here; a magnificent location like Elk Neck State Park is too splendid to leave out. It's always good to pop by Gilpins Falls; a good beach close by is Roachs Shore. This river is a wonderful place to visit. Going to Susquehanna State Park near Northeast Creek is a wonderful thing to do. The warmest time of the year brings highs in the 80's to Northeast Creek. Summer night lows fall down to the 60's. For the duration of the wintertime this place gets highs in the 30's with winter lows in the 20's overnight here at Northeast Creek.

Northeast Creek, below covered bridge on Route 272 road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Northeast Creek.
 Whitewater Near Northeast Creek:
Northeast Creek, Cecil County, 1 miles away
      Class V - 4 miles long (below covered bridge on Route 272)
Big Elk Creek, Cecil County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 12.6 miles long (Pennsylvania Route 341 to Elkton)
Octoraro Creek, Chester County, 11 miles away
      Class I - 15 miles long (Octoraro Lake to New Bridge Rd Maryland)
Octoraro Creek, Cecil County, 12 miles away
      Class II - 6 miles long (New Bridge Road to Richardsmere)
Conowingo Creek, Cecil County, 17 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2 miles long (Oakwood to Susquehanna River)
Buck Run, Chester County, 19 miles away
      Class II - 4 miles long (Doe Run Church Road to Brandywine Confluence)
Red Clay Creek, New Castle County, 21 miles away
      Class I-II - 10.5 miles long (Marshall Bridge Road to Route 41)
Brandywine Creek - West Branch, Chester County, 21 miles away
      Class I - 12 miles long (Mortonville to Lenape)
Brandywine Creek - West Branch, Chester County, 22 miles away
      Class III - 6.6 miles long (Pennsylvania 340 to Mortonville)
Broad Creek, Harford County, 24 miles away
      Class I-II - 4.5 miles long (MD Route 136 to Maryland Route 623)
 Ski Areas Near Northeast Creek:
Blue Marsh, Pennsylvania , 44 miles away, 315 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Spring Mountain, Pennsylvania , 49 miles away, 420 foot drop, 6 lifts, 9 runs
Bear Creek, Pennsylvania , 51 miles away, 510 foot drop, 7 lifts, 21 runs
Blue Mountain, Pennsylvania , 71 miles away, 1082 foot drop, 9 lifts, 33 runs
Ski Roundtop, Pennsylvania , 72 miles away, 600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 15 runs
Big Boulder, Pennsylvania , 80 miles away, 475 foot drop, 7 lifts, 16 runs
Jack Frost, Pennsylvania , 82 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 21 runs
Camelback, Pennsylvania , 86 miles away, 800 foot drop, 15 lifts, 34 runs
Mount Airy Lodge, Pennsylvania , 90 miles away, 250 foot drop, 3 lifts, 6 runs
Alpine Mountain, Pennsylvania , 94 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
 Marinas Near Northeast Creek:
North East River Yacht Club, North East , 3 miles away
Lee's Marina, North East , 3 miles away
North East River Marina, Charlestown , 3 miles away
Locust Point Marina, Elkton , 8 miles away
Harbour North Marina, Chesapeake City , 8 miles away
 Beaches Near Northeast Creek:
Roachs Shore, Cecil , 5 miles away
 Hotels Near Northeast Creek:
Comfort Inn & Suites, North East , 0 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites NORTH EAST, North East , 1 miles away
BEST WESTERN North East Inn, North East , 1 miles away
Days Inn Perryville, Perryville , 8 miles away
Elk Forge B&B Inn, Spa And Events, Elkton , 9 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Northeast Creek:
Holloway Beach, Charlestown, 4 miles away
Woodlands Camping Resort, Elkton, 5 miles away
Riverside Ponderosa Pines, Perryville, 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Northeast Creek:
New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail Route, Newport - NJ , 58 miles away
Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, Bethlehem - PA , 65 miles away
Elk Neck State Park, Maryland , 6 miles away
Susquehanna State Park, Maryland , 14 miles away
Lums Pond State Park, Delaware , 16 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Northeast Creek:
Chesapeake Bay Golf Club, North East , 2 miles away
Chesapeake Bay Golf Club At Rising Sun, Rising Sun , 3 miles away
Furnace Bay Golf Course, Perryville , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Northeast Creek
Susquehanna River Reservoir, Cecil , 16 miles away
Noxontown Lake, New Castle , 20 miles away

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