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New York whitewater, La Chute River

Essex county, Lake George to Lake Champlain section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-V+     3.5 miles
  The natural beauty of New York and the cool fresh water attract people from near and far. This section of La Chute River is 3.5 miles long and is a class II-V+ section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. If you're coming from Glens Falls it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled
    as well. A good workout and just being out on the river for a while will have you coming back for more. There are many good hotels to choose from, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car.
You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this area has a large number of paddling places. This section is quite short so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in New York are harder than the national norm, so if you're not from around here don't forget that many of the rivers here are not very forgiving. The wild scenery of the Adirondack  
Mountains is great. The campgrounds here at La Chute River are pretty good.

Briefly about the general area:
Go for a hike on the Lost Pond Trail, and at La Chute River you always meet someone from Paradox. You'll beyond doubt wish for more hours in a day to enjoy all the fun stuff in the Adirondack Mountains. If you're here at La Chute River, do take a spree to Mossy Point, and Cold Spring is a charming site to stop by while you're at La Chute River. This river is a great place to visit. Don't leave La Chute River without first going for a hike along the Bear Pond Trail. You undeniably have to stop by Bomoseen State Park since you're here at La Chute River; D.

La Chute River, Lake George to Lake Champlain 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 La Chute River.
 Whitewater Near La Chute River:
La Chute River, Essex County, 1 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 3.5 miles long (Lake George to Lake Champlain)
Putnam Creek, Essex County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 5.5 miles long (Penfield Pond to Factoryville)
Mill Creek, Essex County, 13 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 5 miles long (Moriah Center to Port Henry)
Poultney River, Rutland County, 15 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.5 miles long (US Route 4 to Carvers Falls Dam)
Poultney River, Washington County, 15 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4 miles long (US Route 4 to Carvers Falls Dam)
Otter Creek, Rutland / Addison County, 18 miles away
      Class III-IV - 0 miles long (Above Bleeders Dam to Bleeders Dam)
Mettawee River, Washington County, 21 miles away
      Class I-V - 12 miles long (Raceville to Grays Corner)
Boquet River, Essex County, 21 miles away
      Class II-IV - 16.6 miles long (Northway to Boquet)
Boquet River, Essex County, 21 miles away
      Class II-III - 17.6 miles long (Beaver Meadow Brook to Northway)
Schroon River, Essex County, 23 miles away
      Class II - 5 miles long (North Hudson bridge to Schroon Falls)
 Ski Areas Near La Chute River:
Hickory Ski Center, New York , 33 miles away, 1280 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
West Mountain, New York , 35 miles away, 1010 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Sugarbush, Vermont , 39 miles away, 2650 foot drop, 17 lifts, 115 runs
Mad River Glen, Vermont , 39 miles away, 2037 foot drop, 4 lifts, 45 runs
Whiteface Mountain, New York , 40 miles away, 3166 foot drop, 10 lifts, 80 runs
Pico Mountain, Vermont , 40 miles away, 1967 foot drop, 6 lifts, 48 runs
Cochran Ski Center, Vermont , 41 miles away, 350 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Willard Mountain, New York , 41 miles away, 505 foot drop, 10 lifts, 14 runs
Gore Mountain, New York , 42 miles away, 2300 foot drop, 12 lifts, 88 runs
Killington, Vermont , 44 miles away, 3050 foot drop, 30 lifts, 141 runs
 Marinas Near La Chute River:
Chipman Point Marina, Orwell , 3 miles away
Snug Harbor South, Silver Bay , 11 miles away
Champlain Bridge Marina, Vergennes , 15 miles away
Club Nautico of Westport Marina, Westport , 17 miles away
Woodard Marine, Hydeville , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near La Chute River:
BEST WESTERN PLUS Ticonderoga Inn & Suites, Ticonderoga , 1 miles away
Super 8 Ticonderoga, Ticonderoga , 2 miles away
Basin Harbor, Vergennes , 18 miles away
The Middlebury Inn, Middlebury , 19 miles away
Strong House Inn, Vergennes , 19 miles away
 Campgrounds Near La Chute River:
Brookwood Park Campsite, Ticonderoga, 2 miles away
Adirondack Camp, Putnam Station, 5 miles away
Brookwood RV Resorts, Ticonderoga, 5 miles away
 Trails Near La Chute River:
Lost Pond Trail, Essex , 10 miles away
Bear Pond Trail, Essex , 11 miles away
Berrymile Pond Trail, Essex , 11 miles away
Clear Pond Trail, Essex , 12 miles away
Rock Pond Trail, Essex , 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near La Chute River:
D.A.R. State Park, Vermont , 11 miles away
Bomoseen State Park, Vermont , 15 miles away
Half Moon Pond State Park, Vermont , 15 miles away
 Golf Courses Near La Chute River:
Ticonderoga Country Club, Ticonderoga , 2 miles away
Skene Valley Country Club, Whitehall , 14 miles away
Valley View Golf Course, Whitehall , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near La Chute River
Little Rock Pond, Essex , 12 miles away
Grizzle Ocean, Essex , 13 miles away
Lake George, Essex , 14 miles away

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