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Essex county, Caretaker's Cabin to Moutaineer Outfitters in Keene Valley section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V     4 miles
  The starting location is a reasonable drive from Plattsburgh, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The wonderful New York scenery and the cool fresh water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. The Caretaker's Cabin to Moutaineer Outfitters in Keene Valley stretch of John's Brook in Essex County is 4 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class V section. Great exercise
    and a chance to spend some time outdoors have a lot of people coming here. The Adirondack Mountains scenery is wonderful. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots.
The average New York whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be harder to run than those in other states, so don't forget that quite a few of the sections here are not easy. The Caretaker's Cabin to Moutaineer Outfitters in Keene Valley stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these  
hotels fill up quick. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. This is a pretty decent length section, it's perfect for a one day trip.

Briefly about the general area:
Lots of folks from Keene Valley come to John's Brook, and nearby you stumble on the Johns Brook Trail which is a glorious hiking trail. Yeah, come up here to the Adirondack Mountains for a glorious time. No need to travel far to pop by attention-grabbing stuff like Lost Lookout. If you want to hit the beach, Jones Beach is close by, and Whiteface Mountain is a very popular ski area in the vicinity.

John's Brook, Caretaker's Cabin to Moutaineer Outfitters in Keene Valley 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 John's Brook.
 Whitewater Near John's Brook:
John's Brook, Essex County, 4 miles away
      Class V - 4 miles long (Caretaker's Cabin to Moutaineer Outfitters in Keene Valley)
Ausable River - East Branch, Essex County, 5 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 6.3 miles long (Hulls Falls to Keene)
Ausable River - East Branch, Essex County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.3 miles long (Keene to Upper Jay)
West Mill Creek, Essex County, 8 miles away
      Class IV - 1 miles long (South of Exit 30 off I-87)
Ausable River - West Branch, Essex County, 8 miles away
      Class III - 6.5 miles long (Adirondak Loj Road to Route 73)
Ausable River - West Branch, Essex County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 3.5 miles long (Monument on Route 86 to High Falls)
The Branch, Essex County, 10 miles away
      Class III-V - 6.5 miles long (Along State Route 9N Alder Brook R)
The Branch, Essex County, 10 miles away
      Class III-V - 6 miles long (Boreas Road to Palmer Pond)
Ausable River - West Branch, Essex County, 10 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.25 miles long (High Falls Gorge)
Ausable River - West Branch, Essex County, 10 miles away
      Class V - 2 miles long (High Falls Gorge to Flume)
 Ski Areas Near John's Brook:
Whiteface Mountain, New York , 10 miles away, 3166 foot drop, 10 lifts, 80 runs
Mount Pisgah, New York , 22 miles away, 300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Gore Mountain, New York , 27 miles away, 2300 foot drop, 12 lifts, 88 runs
Hickory Ski Center, New York , 34 miles away, 1280 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
Titus Mountain, New York , 41 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 7 lifts, 25 runs
West Mountain, New York , 43 miles away, 1010 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Willard Mountain, New York , 60 miles away, 505 foot drop, 10 lifts, 14 runs
Cochran Ski Center, Vermont , 60 miles away, 350 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Mad River Glen, Vermont , 64 miles away, 2037 foot drop, 4 lifts, 45 runs
Sugarbush, Vermont , 65 miles away, 2650 foot drop, 17 lifts, 115 runs
 Marinas Near John's Brook:
Schroon Lake Marina, Schroon Lake , 16 miles away
 Beaches Near John's Brook:
Jones Beach, Essex , 8 miles away
 Hotels Near John's Brook:
Econo Lodge Lake Placid, Lake Placid , 11 miles away
Courtyard Lake Placid, Lake Placid , 11 miles away
Prague Inn Suites And Cottages, Lake Placid , 11 miles away
Spruce Lodge Bed & Breakfast & Guest Cottage, Lake Placid , 12 miles away
Lake House At Lake Placid, Lake Placid , 12 miles away
 Campgrounds Near John's Brook:
Whispering Pines Campground, Lake Placid, 6 miles away
Wilmington Notch Camp Ground, Upper Jay, 10 miles away
High Peaks Base Camp, Upper Jay, 10 miles away
 Trails Near John's Brook:
Johns Brook Trail, Essex , 1 miles away
Southside Trail, Essex , 1 miles away
White Trail, Essex , 2 miles away
Mt. Haystack-''The Garden,'' Keene Valley, Essex , 2 miles away
Basin Mountain-''The Garden,'' Keene Valley, Essex , 2 miles away
 Public Lands Near John's Brook:
Macomb Reservation State Park, New York , 28 miles away
D.A.R. State Park, Vermont , 30 miles away
Button Bay Camel's Hump State Park, Vermont , 34 miles away
 Golf Courses Near John's Brook:
Craigwood Golf & Country Club, Lake Placid , 11 miles away
Whiteface Golf Club, Lake Placid , 14 miles away
Town Of Schroon - Golf Club, Schroon Lake , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near John's Brook
Copperas Pond, Essex , 10 miles away
Lake Placid, Essex , 13 miles away
Johnson Pond, Essex , 15 miles away

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