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New York whitewater, Grass River - Middle Branch

St. Lawrence county, Blue Mountain and Pleasant Lake St to Grass River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-V+     13.5 miles
  The nature scenery of New York and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream will make you feel great. The put-in is not too far from Ogdensburg-Massena, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in New York tend to be more challenging than the national average, so keep in mind that rivers here are less forgiving. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby
    campground. If you have the time you can make this a two day trip, so why not pack your camp stove too. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your
car. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just hanging out with mother nature will make you glad you came. 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 rivers. The Blue Mountain and Pleasant Lake St to Grass River stretch of Grass River - Middle Branch in New York is 13.5 miles long and is a class II-V+ section of whitewater according to American  
Whitewater. There are so many sections to paddle in this river system, the Blue Mountain and Pleasant Lake St to Grass River section is just one of many.

Briefly about the general area:
Here at Grass River - Middle Branch you'll perhaps meet some people from Russell, and going for a hike along the Post Henderson Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this area. Higley Flow State Park is a good location to go if you're at Grass River - Middle Branch. During the warm days of summer at Grass River - Middle Branch highs are regularly in the 70's while overnight lows are typically in the 50's.

Grass River - Middle Branch, Blue Mountain and Pleasant Lake St to Grass River 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 Grass River - Middle Branch.
 Whitewater Near Grass River - Middle Branch:
Grass River - Lower South Branch, St. Lawrence County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6.5 miles long (Twin Falls)
Grass River - North Branch, St. Lawrence County, 4 miles away
      Class II-IV - 6.5 miles long (Clare Road to Grass River)
Grass River - Middle Branch, St. Lawrence County, 5 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 13.5 miles long (Blue Mountain and Pleasant Lake St to Grass River)
Grass River, St. Lawrence County, 5 miles away
      Class II-V - 7 miles long (Lampsons Falls to Russell)
Oswegatchie River - East Branch, St. Lawrence County, 9 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 14 miles long (Flat Rock to Edwards)
Plumb Brook, St. Lawrence County, 9 miles away
      Class III - 4.5 miles long (Blanchard Hill Road to Grass River)
Raquette River, St. Lawrence County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V - 3 miles long (Colton to Brown's Bridge)
Raquette River, St. Lawrence County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 30 miles long (Brown's Bridge to Massena)
Raquette River, Franklin County, 12 miles away
      Class II - 1 miles long (Hannawa Falls dam to powerhouse)
Oswegatchie River - East Branch, St. Lawrence County, 13 miles away
      Class II-IV - 2.2 miles long (Inlet to Wanakena)
 Ski Areas Near Grass River - Middle Branch:
McCauley Mountain, New York , 34 miles away, 633 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Snow Ridge, New York , 46 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 22 runs
Titus Mountain, New York , 57 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 7 lifts, 25 runs
Woods Valley, New York , 59 miles away, 500 foot drop, 3 lifts, 12 runs
Mount Pisgah, New York , 61 miles away, 300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Dry Hill, New York , 67 miles away, 300 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Gore Mountain, New York , 77 miles away, 2300 foot drop, 12 lifts, 88 runs
Whiteface Mountain, New York , 79 miles away, 3166 foot drop, 10 lifts, 80 runs
Camp Fortune - Ste. Marie, Quebec , 81 miles away, 650 foot drop, 8 lifts, 19 runs
Mont Cascades, Quebec , 84 miles away, 525 foot drop, 17 lifts, 15 runs
 Hotels Near Grass River - Middle Branch:
Comfort Suites Canton, Canton , 15 miles away
Scottish Inns Potsdam, Potsdam , 15 miles away
The Clarkson Inn, Potsdam , 15 miles away
Brambles Inn & Gardens, Potsdam , 15 miles away
BEST WESTERN University Inn, Canton , 15 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Grass River - Middle Branch:
Higley Flow State Park, Colton, 8 miles away
Robinson's Iga, Cranberry Lake, 14 miles away
Streeter Lake, Oswegatchie, 14 miles away
 Trails Near Grass River - Middle Branch:
Post Henderson Trail, St. Lawrence , 12 miles away
The Loop, St. Lawrence , 17 miles away
Sixmile Creek Trail, St. Lawrence , 18 miles away
Ash Pond Trail, St. Lawrence , 18 miles away
Big Deer Pond Trail, St. Lawrence , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Grass River - Middle Branch:
Fort Stanwix National Monument, Rome - NY , 66 miles away
Higley Flow State Park, New York , 9 miles away
Coles Creek State Park, New York , 28 miles away
Eel Weir State Park, New York , 35 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Grass River - Middle Branch:
Clifton-Fine Golf Course, Star Lake , 10 miles away
Sayles John M Memorial Golf Course, Star Lake , 11 miles away
St Lawrence University Golf Course, Canton , 14 miles away

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