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New York whitewater, Grass River - North Branch

St. Lawrence county, Clare Road to Grass River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-IV     6.5 miles
  The wonderful St. Lawrence County scenery and the playfulness of the water have people coming here. If you're coming from Ogdensburg-Massena it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The Clare Road to Grass River stretch is one of many paddling stretches in this river system. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way
    there are lots of good rivers for that around here. The Clare Road to Grass River stretch of Grass River - North Branch in St. Lawrence County is 6.5 miles long and it is classified as a class II-IV section by American Whitewater.
There's camping available near Grass River - North Branch. A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors will have you coming back for more. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in New York are often tougher than in other states, so don't forget that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. This stretch has has enough mileage, you can easily run it on an afternoon.

Briefly about the general area:
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at Grass River - North Branch there are plenty of people from Russell, and the trees of Donnerville State Forest are a nice source of shade on hot summer days. Don't leave Grass River - North Branch without visiting Higley Flow State Park, and don't leave Grass River - North Branch without first paying a visit to Harper Falls. This river is so wonderful. A tour to Lampsons Falls will fill your soul with perfect feelings. For the period of the months of summer at Grass River - North Branch temperatures are frequently in the 70's with night lows in the 50's. Daytime highs all through the winter are in the 20's, and winter nights come with lows in the 0's to Grass River - North Branch.

Grass River - North Branch, Clare Road 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 - North Branch.
 Whitewater Near Grass River - North Branch:
Grass River, St. Lawrence County, 1 miles away
      Class II-V - 7 miles long (Lampsons Falls to Russell)
Grass River - North Branch, St. Lawrence County, 2 miles away
      Class II-IV - 6.5 miles long (Clare Road to Grass River)
Plumb Brook, St. Lawrence County, 4 miles away
      Class III - 4.5 miles long (Blanchard Hill Road to Grass River)
Grass River, St. Lawrence County, 7 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 6 miles long (Woods Bridge Road to Route 47 below Harrison Creek)
Grass River - Lower South Branch, St. Lawrence County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6.5 miles long (Twin Falls)
Elm Creek, St. Lawrence County, 9 miles away
      Class -blank- - 6.5 miles long (Fairbanks Corners to Cousintown Road)
Oswegatchie River - East Branch, St. Lawrence County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 14 miles long (Flat Rock to Edwards)
Grass River - Middle Branch, St. Lawrence County, 10 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 13.5 miles long (Blue Mountain and Pleasant Lake St to Grass River)
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)
 Ski Areas Near Grass River - North Branch:
McCauley Mountain, New York , 37 miles away, 633 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Snow Ridge, New York , 45 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 22 runs
Woods Valley, New York , 59 miles away, 500 foot drop, 3 lifts, 12 runs
Titus Mountain, New York , 61 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 7 lifts, 25 runs
Dry Hill, New York , 63 miles away, 300 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Mount Pisgah, New York , 66 miles away, 300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Camp Fortune - Ste. Marie, Quebec , 76 miles away, 650 foot drop, 8 lifts, 19 runs
Mont Cascades, Quebec , 78 miles away, 525 foot drop, 17 lifts, 15 runs
Edelweiss, Quebec , 80 miles away, 656 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
Gore Mountain, New York , 83 miles away, 2300 foot drop, 12 lifts, 88 runs
 Hotels Near Grass River - North Branch:
Comfort Suites Canton, Canton , 10 miles away
BEST WESTERN University Inn, Canton , 10 miles away
Scottish Inns Potsdam, Potsdam , 13 miles away
The Clarkson Inn, Potsdam , 14 miles away
Brambles Inn & Gardens, Potsdam , 14 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Grass River - North Branch:
Higley Flow State Park, Colton, 12 miles away
Streeter Lake, Oswegatchie, 16 miles away
Robinson's Iga, Cranberry Lake, 20 miles away
 Trails Near Grass River - North Branch:
Post Henderson Trail, St. Lawrence , 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Grass River - North Branch:
Fort Stanwix National Monument, Rome - NY , 66 miles away
Higley Flow State Park, New York , 12 miles away
Coles Creek State Park, New York , 24 miles away
Eel Weir State Park, New York , 29 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Grass River - North Branch:
St Lawrence University Golf Course, Canton , 9 miles away
Partridge Run Golf & Country Club, Canton , 11 miles away
Clifton-Fine Golf Course, Star Lake , 14 miles away

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