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New York whitewater, Batten Kill River

Washington county, Greenwich to Hudson River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-III     9 miles
  The starting location is a reasonable drive from Glens Falls, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often tougher than in other states, so better not forget that the rivers in this state are less manageable. A bit of exercise and just being out on the river for a while are great attractions for lots of people. Some people prefer whitewater
    rafting and some kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of places for that. The Greenwich to Hudson River stretch of Batten Kill River in Washington County is 9 miles long and is a class I-III section of whitewater
according to American Whitewater. This is a pretty decent length section, it's perfect for a one day trip. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. The beautiful scenery of Washington County and the beautiful way the water current moves  
down the stream have people coming here.

Briefly about the general area:
If you're popping by Batten Kill River from Greenwich, you won't be the only one, and you can spend the day on the beach at Haviland Cove Beach. Gotta ski! Willard Mountain is a pleasant place to do that. Through the long summer days at Batten Kill River temperatures are regularly in the 80's. Summer nighttime lows plunge down to the 50's. Through the wintertime the highs are generally in the 30's while the cold winter nights at Batten Kill River are in the 0's. The amount of rain that falls at Batten Kill River is close to the national average.

Batten Kill River, Greenwich to Hudson River 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 Batten Kill River.
 Whitewater Near Batten Kill River:
Batten Kill River, Washington County, 5 miles away
      Class I-III - 9 miles long (Greenwich to Hudson River)
Fish Creek, Saratoga County, 11 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7.5 miles long (Burgoyne to Schuylerville)
Hoosic River, Rensselaer County, 12 miles away
      Class V - 2 miles long (Schaghticoke Dam to Powerhouse)
Whitewater Outfitter - Battenkill Valley Outdoors, Washington County, 14 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Hudson River, Saratoga/Warren County, 15 miles away
      Class I - 2.15 miles long (Feeder Dam to Glens Falls)
Quacken Kill River, Rensselaer County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 6 miles long (Grafton to Cropseyville)
Hudson River, Saratoga/Warren County, 18 miles away
      Class I-V - 6.4 miles long (Sherman Island to Feeder Dam)
Hudson River, Saratoga/Warren County, 19 miles away
      Class I-V - 3.6 miles long (Spier Falls to Sherman Island)
Poesten Kill River, Rensselaer County, 20 miles away
      Class I-IV - 7 miles long (Eagle Mills to Troy)
Poesten Kill River, Rensselaer County, 20 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 2 miles long (Eagle Mills to Waterfall)
 Ski Areas Near Batten Kill River:
Willard Mountain, New York , 4 miles away, 505 foot drop, 10 lifts, 14 runs
West Mountain, New York , 19 miles away, 1010 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Hickory Ski Center, New York , 29 miles away, 1280 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
Jiminy Peak, Massachusetts , 31 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 9 lifts, 45 runs
Snow Valley, Vermont , 37 miles away, 700 foot drop, 1 lifts, 7 runs
Bousquet, Massachusetts , 38 miles away, 750 foot drop, 5 lifts, 10 runs
Bromley Mountain, Vermont , 40 miles away, 1334 foot drop, 10 lifts, 45 runs
Stratton, Vermont , 41 miles away, 2003 foot drop, 16 lifts, 90 runs
Mount Snow, Vermont , 43 miles away, 1700 foot drop, 20 lifts, 80 runs
Haystack, Vermont , 43 miles away, 1160 foot drop, 23 lifts, 145 runs
 Marinas Near Batten Kill River:
Fishcreek Marina, Saratoga Springs , 13 miles away
Lee's Park Campground, Saratoga Springs , 15 miles away
Point Breeze Marine, Saratoga Springs , 15 miles away
South Shore Marina, Ballston Spa , 15 miles away
Dunham's Bay Boat & Beach Club, Lake George , 20 miles away
 Beaches Near Batten Kill River:
Haviland Cove Beach, Warren , 14 miles away
 Hotels Near Batten Kill River:
The Glens Falls Inn, Glens Falls , 14 miles away
Queensbury Hotel, Glens Falls , 14 miles away
Days Inn Queensbury/Lake George, Queensbury , 15 miles away
Super 8 Queensbury Glens Falls, Queensbury , 16 miles away
Ramada Queensbury/Lake George, Queensbury , 17 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Batten Kill River:
Lake Lauderdale Campgrounds, Cambridge, 8 miles away
Battenkill Sportsquarters Camping, Cambridge, 8 miles away
Saratoga RV Park, Gansevoort, 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Batten Kill River:
Grafton Lakes State Park, New York , 16 miles away
Moreau Lake State Park, New York , 16 miles away
Saratoga Spa State Park, New York , 20 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Batten Kill River:
Battenkill Country Club, Greenwich , 3 miles away
Windy Hills Golf Course, Greenwich , 3 miles away
Dutchaven Golf Course, Buskirk , 9 miles away
 Lakes Near Batten Kill River
Cossayuna Lake, Washington , 8 miles away
Moreau Lake, Saratoga , 16 miles away
Saratoga Lake, Saratoga , 17 miles away

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