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New York whitewater, Beecher Creek

Saratoga county, Airport Road to Great Sacandaga Lake section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-V     2.5 miles
  The starting location is a short drive from Gloversville. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in New York tend to be more challenging than the national average, so if you're not from around here don't forget that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. This section of Beecher Creek in New York is 2.5 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II-V section of whitewater. There are campgrounds quite near the river where
    you can camp. Getting some good exercise and spending some quality time in nature are great reasons to come. This section is quite short so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. The nearby hotels
are a bit away from the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good spots. The natural beauty of Saratoga County and the water flowing gracefully down Beecher Creek have people coming here. The Airport Road to Great Sacandaga Lake stretch is the only paddling stretch  
along Beecher Creek. The Adirondack Mountains scenery is wonderful.

Briefly about the general area:
Beecher Creek is a place with many visitors from Northville, and great hiking is available along the Oregon Trail. You just can't picture the amount of outdoors fun stuff the Adirondack Mountains has to offer. For the period of the summertime at Beecher Creek highs are generally in the 80's, and the night is a little chillier of course, mostly in the 50's. The winter brings highs down to the 20's, and night lows at Beecher Creek throughout the winter generally fall into the 0's.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Beecher Creek.
 Whitewater Near Beecher Creek:
Sand Creek, Saratoga County, 0 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3 miles long (Northville)
East Stony Creek, Warren/ Hamilton County, 7 miles away
      Class II-V - 8 miles long (Tenant Creek to Old State Highway)
East Stony Creek, Warren/ Hamilton County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Harrisburg Road to Tenant Creek)
Doig Creek, Hamilton County, 9 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 3 miles long (Pumpkin Hollow Road to Sacandaga River)
Georgia Brook, Hamilton/Warren County, 13 miles away
      Class IV - 0.3 miles long (Along trail to Route 8)
Sacandaga River, Hamilton County, 13 miles away
      Class II - 13 miles long (East Branch to Hope)
West Stony Creek, Fulton/ Hamilton County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 10.5 miles long (Pinnacle to Route 30)
Sacandaga River - East Branch, Hamilton/Warren County, 15 miles away
      Class II-V - 7 miles long (Moose Mountain to Route 30)
Roaring Branch, Warren County, 15 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2 miles long (Last 2 miles into Stoney Creek)
Stony Creek, Warren County, 15 miles away
      Class III-V - 4.5 miles long (Below Smears Creek to Stony Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Beecher Creek:
Gore Mountain, New York , 24 miles away, 2300 foot drop, 12 lifts, 88 runs
Hickory Ski Center, New York , 26 miles away, 1280 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
West Mountain, New York , 28 miles away, 1010 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Willard Mountain, New York , 45 miles away, 505 foot drop, 10 lifts, 14 runs
Windham Mountain, New York , 47 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 46 runs
Hunter Mountain, New York , 52 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 55 runs
Mount Pisgah, New York , 56 miles away, 300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Ski Plattekill, New York , 59 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 35 runs
Whiteface Mountain, New York , 60 miles away, 3166 foot drop, 10 lifts, 80 runs
Belleayre, New York , 60 miles away, 1404 foot drop, 8 lifts, 47 runs
 Marinas Near Beecher Creek:
Park Marine Base Inc., Northville , 3 miles away
Northampton Marina, Mayfield , 3 miles away
Cranberry Cove Marina, Mayfield , 7 miles away
Miller's Grandview Marina, Mayfield , 9 miles away
Gordon's Lakeside Marine, Mayfield , 9 miles away
 Hotels Near Beecher Creek:
Amsterdam Castle, Amsterdam , 15 miles away
Super 8 Amsterdam, Amsterdam , 16 miles away
Holiday Inn JOHNSTOWN-GLOVERSVILLE, Johnstown , 18 miles away
Super 8 Johnstown/Gloversville, Johnstown , 18 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Johnstown, Johnstown , 18 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Beecher Creek:
Northampton Beach Recreation, Mayfield, 3 miles away
Sacandaga Trailer Court, Broadalbin, 5 miles away
Rainbows End, Northville, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Beecher Creek:
Oregon Trail, Warren , 14 miles away
Hamilton Mountain Fire Tower Trail, Hamilton , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Beecher Creek:
Saratoga Spa State Park, New York , 26 miles away
Moreau Lake State Park, New York , 30 miles away
John Boyd Thacher State Park, New York , 31 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Beecher Creek:
Sacandaga Golf Club, Northville , 3 miles away
Holland Meadows Golf Course, Gloversville , 11 miles away
Galway Golf Course, Galway , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Beecher Creek
Bennett Lake, Hamilton , 6 miles away
Lake Butterfield, Saratoga , 10 miles away
Chase Lake, Fulton , 15 miles away

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