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New York whitewater, Little Black Brook

Clinton Essex county, Route 17 TO West Branch Ausable River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     2.5 miles
  The Route 17 TO West Branch Ausable River stretch of Little Black Brook is 2.5 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class III-IV section of whitewater. The natural beauty of Clinton/ Essex County and the water flowing gracefully down Little Black Brook are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in New York tend to be more challenging than the national average, so you'd
    better keep in mind that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. The put-in is not too far from Plattsburgh, as you can see on the road map further down.
This is a bit of a short stretch so no need to bring snacks. Getting a good workout and spending some quality time in nature have people coming from far and near. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the Route 17 TO West Branch Ausable River stretch is one of them. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this is an area with plenty of spots for that. There arenít any hotels right nearby  
but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. The Adirondack Mountains scenery is wonderful.

Briefly about the general area:
Hiking along the Esther Mountain-Whiteface Mt. Mem. Highway is good fun, and a day on the slopes of Whiteface Mountain is just what you need. This place, the Adirondack Mountains, has so much outdoors entertaining stuff. Little Black Brook is right by the Whiteface Mountain-Whiteface Mt. Mem. Highway, and there are plenty of people from Au Sable Forks here at Little Black Brook.

Little Black Brook, Route 17 TO West Branch Ausable 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 Little Black Brook.
 Whitewater Near Little Black Brook:
Little Black Brook, Clinton/ Essex County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.5 miles long (Route 17 TO West Branch Ausable River)
Ausable River - West Branch, Essex County, 5 miles away
      Class I-III+ - 11 miles long (Wilmington to Ausable Forks)
Styles Brook, Essex County, 6 miles away
      Class -blank- - 2 miles long (Jay)
Ausable River - West Branch, Essex County, 7 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.25 miles long (Flume)
Ausable River - East Branch, Essex County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.3 miles long (Keene to Upper Jay)
Saranac River, Clinton County, 9 miles away
      Class III-V - 7 miles long (Silver Lake Road to Redford)
Ausable River - West Branch, Essex County, 9 miles away
      Class V - 2 miles long (High Falls Gorge to Flume)
Ausable River - West Branch, Essex County, 9 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.25 miles long (High Falls Gorge)
Ausable River - East Branch, Essex County, 11 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 6.3 miles long (Hulls Falls to Keene)
Saranac River, Clinton County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Union Falls to Silver Lake Road)
 Ski Areas Near Little Black Brook:
Whiteface Mountain, New York , 8 miles away, 3166 foot drop, 10 lifts, 80 runs
Mount Pisgah, New York , 26 miles away, 300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Titus Mountain, New York , 36 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 7 lifts, 25 runs
Gore Mountain, New York , 42 miles away, 2300 foot drop, 12 lifts, 88 runs
Hickory Ski Center, New York , 48 miles away, 1280 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
Cochran Ski Center, Vermont , 54 miles away, 350 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
West Mountain, New York , 57 miles away, 1010 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Mad River Glen, Vermont , 59 miles away, 2037 foot drop, 4 lifts, 45 runs
Sugarbush, Vermont , 62 miles away, 2650 foot drop, 17 lifts, 115 runs
Bolton Valley, Vermont , 63 miles away, 1634 foot drop, 6 lifts, 60 runs
 Hotels Near Little Black Brook:
Lake House At Lake Placid, Lake Placid , 17 miles away
Econo Lodge Lake Placid, Lake Placid , 17 miles away
Hampton Inn Lake Placid, NY, Lake Placid , 17 miles away
ZZ-Town And Country Motor Inn, Lake Placid , 17 miles away
Spruce Lodge Bed & Breakfast & Guest Cottage, Lake Placid , 17 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Little Black Brook:
Taylor Pond Camp Ground, Wilmington, 5 miles away
North Pole Campground, Wilmington, 5 miles away
High Peaks Base Camp, Upper Jay, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Little Black Brook:
Whiteface Mountain-Whiteface Mt. Mem. Highway, Essex , 6 miles away
Esther Mountain-Whiteface Mt. Mem. Highway, Essex , 6 miles away
Silver Lake Mountain Trail, Clinton , 7 miles away
Schwartz Trail, Essex , 10 miles away
Mt. Haystack-''The Garden,'' Keene Valley, Essex , 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Little Black Brook:
Macomb Reservation State Park, New York , 13 miles away
Cumberland Bay State Park, New York , 28 miles away
D.A.R. State Park, Vermont , 31 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Little Black Brook:
Indole Golf Course, Au Sable Forks , 6 miles away
Cobble Hill Golf Course, Elizabethtown , 16 miles away
Craigwood Golf & Country Club, Lake Placid , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near Little Black Brook
Copperas Pond, Essex , 11 miles away
Franklin Falls Pond, Franklin , 15 miles away
Lake Placid, Essex , 18 miles away

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