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New York whitewater, East Canada Creek

Hamilton Herkimer Fulton county, Powley Place to Stratford section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-IV     12 miles
  The Powley Place to Stratford section of East Canada Creek in New York is 12 miles long and is a class II-IV section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Amsterdam, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The beautiful scenery of New York and the cool fresh water make the trip here worthwhile. 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. 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
lots of rivers here are not for beginners. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. This section is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so go ahead and pack your sleeping bag. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the Powley Place to Stratford section is one of them. Whitewater paddling here in the Adirondack Mountains is a great experience.  
For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. Getting some good exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are sure to keep you coming back for more.

Briefly about the general area:
Lots of people from Stratford come to East Canada Creek, and why not take a refreshing hike along the California Trail. So many exciting things in the Adirondack Mountains, just mind-blowing. East Canada Creek gets a large amount of water. For the duration of the month of August you get the most rain around here, and the driest month of the year is February. Through the days of summer here at East Canada Creek, high temperatures typically get into the 70's.

East Canada Creek, Powley Place to Stratford 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 East Canada Creek.
 Whitewater Near East Canada Creek:
East Canada Creek, Hamilton/ Herkimer/ Fulton County, 4 miles away
      Class II-IV - 12 miles long (Powley Place to Stratford)
Sprite Creek, Fulton County, 8 miles away
      Class III+(V) - 4.55 miles long (Stewart Landing to Youker Road)
West Canada Creek - South Branch, Hamilton County, 10 miles away
      Class II(IV) - 5 miles long (Fayle Road to Nobleboro)
East Canada Creek, Herkimer/ Fulton/ Montgomery County, 10 miles away
      Class I-III - 8 miles long (Dolgeville to Route 5)
Spruce Creek, Herkimer County, 10 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 6.5 miles long (Salisbury to Dolgeville)
Timmerman Creek, Fulton / Montgomery County, 11 miles away
      Class IV+ - 3 miles long (Upper Saint Johnsville)
Piseco Outlet, Hamilton County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Route 10 to West Branch Sacandaga)
Sacandaga River - West Branch, Hamilton County, 12 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 9.2 miles long (Arietta - Piseco to Whitehouse)
West Canada Creek, Oneida/ Herkimer County, 14 miles away
      Class III - 3.5 miles long (Big Brook to Route 8)
Caroga Creek, Fulton/ Montgomery County, 15 miles away
      Class I-III - 9.5 miles long (Ephratah to Route 5)
 Ski Areas Near East Canada Creek:
McCauley Mountain, New York , 30 miles away, 633 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Ski Plattekill, New York , 48 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 35 runs
Woods Valley, New York , 49 miles away, 500 foot drop, 3 lifts, 12 runs
Gore Mountain, New York , 51 miles away, 2300 foot drop, 12 lifts, 88 runs
Snow Ridge, New York , 55 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 22 runs
Windham Mountain, New York , 56 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 46 runs
Belleayre, New York , 57 miles away, 1404 foot drop, 8 lifts, 47 runs
Hickory Ski Center, New York , 60 miles away, 1280 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
Hunter Mountain, New York , 61 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 55 runs
West Mountain, New York , 65 miles away, 1010 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
 Marinas Near East Canada Creek:
St Johnsville Municiple Marina, Saint Johnsville , 12 miles away
 Hotels Near East Canada Creek:
Overlook Mansion, Little Falls , 16 miles away
Canal Side Inn, Little Falls , 16 miles away
Travelodge Little Falls, Little Falls , 16 miles away
M Star Hotel Canajoharie, Palatine Bridge , 19 miles away
Super 8 Johnstown/Gloversville, Johnstown , 24 miles away
 Campgrounds Near East Canada Creek:
Crystal Grove Diamond Mine, St Johnsville, 10 miles away
Point Comfort, Piseco, 10 miles away
Pine Lake Campground and RV Park, Caroga Lake, 11 miles away
 Trails Near East Canada Creek:
California Trail, Herkimer , 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near East Canada Creek:
Fort Stanwix National Monument, Rome - NY , 54 miles away
Glimmerglass State Park, New York , 26 miles away
Max V. Shaul State Park, New York , 39 miles away
 Golf Courses Near East Canada Creek:
Nick Stoner Municipal Golf Course, Caroga Lake , 14 miles away
Little Falls Municipal Golf Course, Little Falls , 16 miles away
Canojoharie Country Club, Canajoharie , 20 miles away
 Lakes Near East Canada Creek
Morehouse Lake, Hamilton , 6 miles away
Nine Corner Lake, Fulton , 9 miles away
G Lake, Hamilton , 9 miles away

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