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New York whitewater, Boquet River

Essex county, Beaver Meadow Brook to Northway section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     17.6 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking in New York is often more difficult than elsewhere, so better not forget that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. The starting location is a short drive from Plattsburgh, as you can see on the road map further down. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. The Adirondack Mountains scenery is wonderful.
    For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. The nature scenery of New York and the cool fresh water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. This section has enough mileage for an overnight
trip, so go ahead and pack your sleeping bag. The Beaver Meadow Brook to Northway stretch of Boquet River in Essex County is 17.6 miles long and it is classified as a class II-III section by American Whitewater. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. Great exercise and just being out on the river for a while will have you coming back for more. This is not the only paddling section in  
this river system, there are others too.

Briefly about the general area:
Pleasant Valley is a great site to stop at close to Boquet River, and during your visit here you'll meet some folks from New Russia for sure. All the outdoors cool stuff in the Adirondack Mountains will keep you coming back many times. A visit to D.A.R. State Park when you're here at Boquet River is a good idea; the Giant Mountain-Rte. 73 - Zander Scott Trail is a tremendous hiking trail nearby. At this river you will always have a good time. On a great day at Boquet River you can take a hike along the Rocky Peak Ridge-Route 9N - East Trail.

Boquet River, Beaver Meadow Brook to Northway road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Boquet River.
 Whitewater Near Boquet River:
Boquet River, Essex County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 17.6 miles long (Beaver Meadow Brook to Northway)
Boquet River, Essex County, 6 miles away
      Class II-IV - 16.6 miles long (Northway to Boquet)
Mill Creek, Essex County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 5 miles long (Moriah Center to Port Henry)
Boquet River - North Branch, Essex County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Reber to Bouquet River)
The Branch, Essex County, 9 miles away
      Class III-V - 6.5 miles long (Along State Route 9N Alder Brook R)
Boquet River, Essex County, 13 miles away
      Class II-V - 22.7 miles long (Boquet to Willsboro)
Styles Brook, Essex County, 13 miles away
      Class -blank- - 2 miles long (Jay)
Putnam Creek, Essex County, 14 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 5.5 miles long (Penfield Pond to Factoryville)
Ausable River - East Branch, Essex County, 16 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 6.3 miles long (Hulls Falls to Keene)
Ausable River - East Branch, Essex County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.3 miles long (Keene to Upper Jay)
 Ski Areas Near Boquet River:
Whiteface Mountain, New York , 22 miles away, 3166 foot drop, 10 lifts, 80 runs
Mount Pisgah, New York , 39 miles away, 300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Hickory Ski Center, New York , 39 miles away, 1280 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
Gore Mountain, New York , 40 miles away, 2300 foot drop, 12 lifts, 88 runs
Cochran Ski Center, Vermont , 42 miles away, 350 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Mad River Glen, Vermont , 45 miles away, 2037 foot drop, 4 lifts, 45 runs
West Mountain, New York , 46 miles away, 1010 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Sugarbush, Vermont , 47 miles away, 2650 foot drop, 17 lifts, 115 runs
Bolton Valley, Vermont , 51 miles away, 1634 foot drop, 6 lifts, 60 runs
Titus Mountain, New York , 54 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 7 lifts, 25 runs
 Marinas Near Boquet River:
Club Nautico of Westport Marina, Westport , 10 miles away
Willsboro Bay Marina, Willsboro , 16 miles away
Essex Marina, Essex , 16 miles away
Essex Shipyard & Rudder Club, Essex , 16 miles away
Champlain Bridge Marina, Vergennes , 19 miles away
 Beaches Near Boquet River:
Jones Beach, Essex , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Boquet River:
Basin Harbor Club And Resort, Vergennes , 14 miles away
Super 8 Ticonderoga, Ticonderoga , 19 miles away
Best Western Plus Ticonderoga Inn & Suites, Ticonderoga , 19 miles away
Strong House Inn, Vergennes , 21 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh , 25 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Boquet River:
Lincoln Pond, New Russia, 3 miles away
Magic Pines Family Campgrounds, Lewis, 6 miles away
Camp Normandie, Westport, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Boquet River:
Rocky Peak Ridge-Route 9N - East Trail, Essex , 4 miles away
Giant Mountain-Rte. 73 - Zander Scott Trail, Essex , 12 miles away
Weston Trail, Essex , 13 miles away
Nippletop-Route 73 - Ausable Club, Essex , 14 miles away
Armstrong Mountain-Route 73 - Ausable Club, Essex , 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Boquet River:
D.A.R. State Park, Vermont , 13 miles away
Button Bay Camel's Hump State Park, Vermont , 15 miles away
Kingsland Bay State Park, Vermont , 19 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Boquet River:
Cobble Hill Golf Course, Elizabethtown , 2 miles away
Westport Country Club, Westport , 8 miles away
Indole Golf Course, Au Sable Forks , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Boquet River
Johnson Pond, Essex , 15 miles away
Little Rock Pond, Essex , 17 miles away
Oxshoe Pond, Essex , 18 miles away

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