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New York whitewater, Erie Canal

Monroe county, Lock 32 Whitewater Course section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II+     0.14 miles
  The put-in location is a short drive from Rochester, as you can see on the road map further down. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more challenging than the national average, so better not forget that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners. The wonderful New York scenery and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream beats anything. The Lock 32 Whitewater Course stretch of Erie
    Canal in New York is 0.14 miles long and is a class II+ section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. There are a few other sections in this river system
that can be paddled as well. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, around here you won't find a large number of other spots. Getting a good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great attractions for lots of people. This is an extremely short stretch so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. There are some good hotels near the river, and if you make reservations  
in advance you're all set.

Briefly about the general area:
You're sure to bump into some fine people from Rochester here. The amount of rainfall that falls at Erie Canal is close to the national average. Of all the months in a year September is the one with the most rain while January is mostly the driest month. High temperatures at Erie Canal through the warmest time of the year are in the 80's; all through summer nights temperatures are in the 60's. The cold days of the winter come with highs in the 30's while the cold winter nights at Erie Canal are in the 10's.

Erie Canal, Lock 32 Whitewater Course 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 Erie Canal.
 Whitewater Near Erie Canal:
Erie Canal, Monroe County, 0 miles away
      Class II+ - 0.14 miles long (Lock 32 Whitewater Course)
Irondequoit Creek, Monroe County, 5 miles away
      Class II(III) - 0.5 miles long (Linear Park)
Canandaigua Outlet, Ontario/Wayne County, 24 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.3 miles long (Littleville to Manchester)
 Ski Areas Near Erie Canal:
Bristol Mountain, New York , 20 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Swain, New York , 38 miles away, 650 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Ski Denton, Pennsylvania , 69 miles away, 650 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Kissing Bridge, New York , 80 miles away, 600 foot drop, 9 lifts, 37 runs
Ski Sawmill, Pennsylvania , 81 miles away, 515 foot drop, 4 lifts, 13 runs
Holiday Valley, New York , 88 miles away, 750 foot drop, 12 lifts, 52 runs
Holimont, New York , 89 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 50 runs
Song Mountain, New York , 97 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 24 runs
 Marinas Near Erie Canal:
Southpoint Marina, Rochester , 5 miles away
Mayer's Marina, Webster , 7 miles away
Pelican Marina, Rochester , 9 miles away
Trident Marina, Honeoye , 16 miles away
 Hotels Near Erie Canal:
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Rochester-East, NY, Rochester , 1 miles away
Comfort Inn Rochester Monroe Avenue, Rochester , 1 miles away
The Del Monte Lodge Renaissance Rochester Hotel & Spa, Pittsford , 2 miles away
Residence Inn Rochester Henrietta, Rochester , 4 miles away
Courtyard Rochester East/Penfield, Rochester , 4 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Erie Canal:
Campground Owners Of Ny, Dansville, 2 miles away
Webster Park, Webster, 10 miles away
Blackwalnut Campground, Bloomfield, 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near Erie Canal:
Harriet Hollister Spencer State Park, New York , 19 miles away
Stony Brook State Park, New York , 30 miles away
Hamlin Beach State Park, New York , 32 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Erie Canal:
Locust Hill Country Club, Pittsford , 1 miles away
Irondequoit Country Club, Rochester , 2 miles away
Monroe Golf Club, Pittsford , 3 miles away
 Lakes Near Erie Canal
Hundred Acre Pond, Monroe , 3 miles away
Long Pond, Monroe , 14 miles away
Honeoye Lake, Ontario , 17 miles away

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