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New York whitewater, Ausable River - West Branch

Essex county, Flume section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V+     0.25 miles
  The average New York whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be harder to run than those in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that many runs in this state are not easy. This stretch of Ausable River - West Branch in New York is 0.25 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class V+ section of whitewater. The put-in is not too far from Plattsburgh, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so
    you wonít get lost. This is an extremely short stretch so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over. The beauty of the Adirondack Mountains is a great plus for this river. You might be into whitewater rafting or
kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this area has a large number of paddling spots. Getting a good workout and just hanging out with mother nature have people coming from far and near. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. This is not the only paddling stretch in this river system, there are others too. The wonderful New York scenery and the cool fresh water attract people from near and far. You might have to settle for  
a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car.

Briefly about the general area:
You're sure to bump into some great folks from Upper Jay here. Ausable River - West Branch is right by the Esther Mountain-Whiteface Mt. Mem. Highway; the beauty of mother nature reveals herself at The Flume Fall. This river is so good. Why not take a refreshing hike along the Whiteface Mountain-Whiteface Mt. Mem. Highway; the best way to spend a winter day is on the slopes of close by Whiteface Mountain. Summertime highs at Ausable River - West Branch frequently tend to be in the 70's.

Ausable River - West Branch, Flume 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 Ausable River - West Branch.
 Whitewater Near Ausable River - West Branch:
Ausable River - West Branch, Essex County, 0 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.25 miles long (Flume)
Ausable River - West Branch, Essex County, 2 miles away
      Class I-III+ - 11 miles long (Wilmington to Ausable Forks)
Ausable River - West Branch, Essex County, 3 miles away
      Class V - 2 miles long (High Falls Gorge to Flume)
Ausable River - West Branch, Essex County, 3 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.25 miles long (High Falls Gorge)
Ausable River - East Branch, Essex County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.3 miles long (Keene to Upper Jay)
Little Black Brook, Clinton/ Essex County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.5 miles long (Route 17 TO West Branch Ausable River)
Ausable River - West Branch, Essex County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 3.5 miles long (Monument on Route 86 to High Falls)
Ausable River - East Branch, Essex County, 7 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 6.3 miles long (Hulls Falls to Keene)
Styles Brook, Essex County, 9 miles away
      Class -blank- - 2 miles long (Jay)
Saranac River, Clinton County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Union Falls to Silver Lake Road)
 Ski Areas Near Ausable River - West Branch:
Whiteface Mountain, New York , 2 miles away, 3166 foot drop, 10 lifts, 80 runs
Mount Pisgah, New York , 20 miles away, 300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Titus Mountain, New York , 34 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 7 lifts, 25 runs
Gore Mountain, New York , 36 miles away, 2300 foot drop, 12 lifts, 88 runs
Hickory Ski Center, New York , 44 miles away, 1280 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
West Mountain, New York , 54 miles away, 1010 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Cochran Ski Center, Vermont , 59 miles away, 350 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Mad River Glen, Vermont , 64 miles away, 2037 foot drop, 4 lifts, 45 runs
Sugarbush, Vermont , 66 miles away, 2650 foot drop, 17 lifts, 115 runs
Bolton Valley, Vermont , 68 miles away, 1634 foot drop, 6 lifts, 60 runs
 Marinas Near Ausable River - West Branch:
Swiss Boat Rentals, Saranac Lake , 20 miles away
 Beaches Near Ausable River - West Branch:
Jones Beach, Essex , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Ausable River - West Branch:
Lake House At Lake Placid, Lake Placid , 10 miles away
Econo Lodge Lake Placid, Lake Placid , 11 miles away
Hampton Inn Lake Placid, NY, Lake Placid , 11 miles away
Spruce Lodge Bed & Breakfast & Guest Cottage, Lake Placid , 11 miles away
Courtyard Lake Placid, Lake Placid , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Ausable River - West Branch:
Lake Placid/Whiteface MT KOA, Wilmington, 0 miles away
KOA Kampgrounds, Wilmington, 0 miles away
North Pole Campground, Wilmington, 1 miles away
 Trails Near Ausable River - West Branch:
Whiteface Mountain-Whiteface Mt. Mem. Highway, Essex , 1 miles away
Esther Mountain-Whiteface Mt. Mem. Highway, Essex , 1 miles away
Schwartz Trail, Essex , 5 miles away
Silver Lake Mountain Trail, Clinton , 7 miles away
Cascade Mountain-Route 73 - Cascade Lakes, Essex , 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Ausable River - West Branch:
Macomb Reservation State Park, New York , 20 miles away
D.A.R. State Park, Vermont , 33 miles away
Cumberland Bay State Park, New York , 34 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Ausable River - West Branch:
Craigwood Golf & Country Club, Lake Placid , 11 miles away
Whiteface Golf Club, Lake Placid , 12 miles away
Indole Golf Course, Au Sable Forks , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Ausable River - West Branch
Copperas Pond, Essex , 5 miles away
Franklin Falls Pond, Franklin , 10 miles away
Lake Placid, Essex , 11 miles away

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