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New York whitewater, Dunning Creek

Hamilton county, Gilmantown Road to Sacandaga River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V     4.5 miles
  The wonderful New York scenery and the playfulness of the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. This stretch of Dunning Creek in Hamilton County is 4.5 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class IV-V section. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in New York are often more challenging than in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that many of the rivers here are not very forgiving.
    Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way there are lots of good spots for that around here. On this section you do get some distance, good for a one day paddling trip. The
river winds through the Adirondack Mountains and you get great scenery. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come. If you're coming from Gloversville it's not a long drive at all to the starting location. There are campgrounds  
quite near the river where you can camp. There are no other sections to paddle along Dunning Creek than the Gilmantown Road to Sacandaga River section.

Briefly about the general area:
A tour to Dunning Creek wouldn't be complete without taking a look at Auger Falls. Don't leave Dunning Creek without first going for a hike along the Hamilton Mountain Fire Tower Trail. A short visit to Austin Falls is always worthwhile, and there's great hiking along the Oregon Trail. This river is so great. Enjoy a lazy day on the beach at Moffit Beach, and you'll probably meet some folks from Wells here.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Dunning Creek.
 Whitewater Near Dunning Creek:
Elbow Creek, Hamilton County, 0 miles away
      Class V - 2.3 miles long (Gilmantown Road to Sacandaga River)
Sacandaga River, Hamilton County, 2 miles away
      Class II - 13 miles long (East Branch to Hope)
Sacandaga River - Middle Branch, Hamilton County, 3 miles away
      Class V - 6.8 miles long (Old Route 30 Bridge to Route 8/30 Jct Bridge)
Sacandaga River, Hamilton County, 6 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 7.5 miles long (Christine Falls to East Branch)
Sacandaga River - Middle Branch, Hamilton County, 6 miles away
      Class V - 2.5 miles long (Speculator to Old Route 30 Road Bridge)
Doig Creek, Hamilton County, 6 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 3 miles long (Pumpkin Hollow Road to Sacandaga River)
Sacandaga River - East Branch, Hamilton/Warren County, 8 miles away
      Class II-V - 7 miles long (Moose Mountain to Route 30)
Georgia Brook, Hamilton/Warren County, 9 miles away
      Class IV - 0.3 miles long (Along trail to Route 8)
East Stony Creek, Warren/ Hamilton County, 9 miles away
      Class II-V - 8 miles long (Tenant Creek to Old State Highway)
East Stony Creek, Warren/ Hamilton County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Harrisburg Road to Tenant Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Dunning Creek:
Gore Mountain, New York , 21 miles away, 2300 foot drop, 12 lifts, 88 runs
Hickory Ski Center, New York , 32 miles away, 1280 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
West Mountain, New York , 38 miles away, 1010 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Mount Pisgah, New York , 45 miles away, 300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
McCauley Mountain, New York , 49 miles away, 633 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Whiteface Mountain, New York , 52 miles away, 3166 foot drop, 10 lifts, 80 runs
Willard Mountain, New York , 57 miles away, 505 foot drop, 10 lifts, 14 runs
Windham Mountain, New York , 59 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 46 runs
Hunter Mountain, New York , 64 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 55 runs
Titus Mountain, New York , 65 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 7 lifts, 25 runs
 Marinas Near Dunning Creek:
Northville Boatyard, Northville , 6 miles away
Lake Pleasant Marine, Speculator , 7 miles away
Clark's Indian Lake Marina, Sabael , 13 miles away
Park Marine Base Inc., Northville , 14 miles away
Northampton Marina, Mayfield , 16 miles away
 Beaches Near Dunning Creek:
Moffit Beach, Hamilton , 9 miles away
 Hotels Near Dunning Creek:
Holiday Inn JOHNSTOWN-GLOVERSVILLE, Johnstown , 24 miles away
Super 8 Johnstown/Gloversville, Johnstown , 24 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Johnstown, Johnstown , 24 miles away
Amsterdam Castle, Amsterdam , 27 miles away
Super 8 Amsterdam, Amsterdam , 28 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Dunning Creek:
Sacandaga, Wells, 6 miles away
Moffitt Beach, Lake Pleasant, 9 miles away
Ranch Side Park, Ellenburg Depot, 12 miles away
 Trails Near Dunning Creek:
Hamilton Mountain Fire Tower Trail, Hamilton , 7 miles away
Oregon Trail, Warren , 11 miles away
Sucker Brook Trail, Hamilton , 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Dunning Creek:
Saratoga Spa State Park, New York , 39 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Dunning Creek:
Lake Pleasant Golf, Lake Pleasant , 10 miles away
Sacandaga Golf Club, Northville , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Dunning Creek
Bennett Lake, Hamilton , 10 miles away
Airdwood Lake, Hamilton , 13 miles away
Chase Lake, Fulton , 14 miles away

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