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New York whitewater, Mohawk River

Albany / Saratoga county, Cohoes Falls to Hudson River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-IV(V+)     3 miles
  The starting location is a short drive from Albany-Schenectady-Troy, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The scenic beauty of New York and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water will make you feel great. This is a bit of a short stretch so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. Getting your paddling muscles activated and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons
    to come. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this area has a large
number of paddling spots. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. The average New York whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master than those in other states, so keep in mind that many of the rivers here are not very forgiving. This stretch of Mohawk River is 3 miles long and it is classified as a class II-IV(V+) section by American Whitewater. There are nice comfortable hotels here, but if you donít have  
    reservations you might end up sleeping in your car.

Briefly about the general area:
Don't leave Mohawk River without first paying a visit to Cohoes Falls; you're sure to stumble upon some cheerful people from
  Cohoes here. A tour to Peebles Island State Park when you're here at Mohawk River is never a bad idea. Throughout the warm days of summer here at Mohawk River, high temperatures ordinarily reach the 80's. When the night sets in temperatures dip down into the 60's. Highs all through the wintertime are usually in the 30's with winter lows in the 10's overnight here at Mohawk River.

Mohawk River, Cohoes Falls to Hudson 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 Mohawk River.
 Whitewater Near Mohawk River:
Mohawk River, Albany/Saratoga County, 0 miles away
      Class II - 0 miles long (Cohoes Wave)
Mohawk River, Albany/Saratoga County, 1 miles away
      Class II-IV(V+) - 3 miles long (Cohoes Falls to Hudson River)
Poesten Kill River, Rensselaer County, 4 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 3 miles long (Troy to Hudson River)
Poesten Kill River, Rensselaer County, 7 miles away
      Class I-IV - 7 miles long (Eagle Mills to Troy)
Poesten Kill River, Rensselaer County, 7 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 2 miles long (Eagle Mills to Waterfall)
Hoosic River, Rensselaer County, 9 miles away
      Class V - 2 miles long (Schaghticoke Dam to Powerhouse)
Normans Kill River, Albany County, 11 miles away
      Class I-V - 3 miles long (Normansville to Route 32)
Fish Creek, Saratoga County, 16 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7.5 miles long (Burgoyne to Schuylerville)
Quacken Kill River, Rensselaer County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 6 miles long (Grafton to Cropseyville)
Kinderhook Creek, Columbia County, 19 miles away
      Class I-V - 11 miles long (Valatie to Stockport)
 Ski Areas Near Mohawk River:
Willard Mountain, New York , 17 miles away, 505 foot drop, 10 lifts, 14 runs
West Mountain, New York , 26 miles away, 1010 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Jiminy Peak, Massachusetts , 30 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 9 lifts, 45 runs
Bousquet, Massachusetts , 34 miles away, 750 foot drop, 5 lifts, 10 runs
Catamount, Massachusetts , 34 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 7 lifts, 29 runs
Hickory Ski Center, New York , 36 miles away, 1280 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
Ski Butternut, Massachusetts , 40 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 10 lifts, 22 runs
Windham Mountain, New York , 46 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 46 runs
Hunter Mountain, New York , 46 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 55 runs
Gore Mountain, New York , 50 miles away, 2300 foot drop, 12 lifts, 88 runs
 Marinas Near Mohawk River:
Troy Dock, Troy , 2 miles away
Crescent Boat Club, Clifton Park , 7 miles away
Albany Yacht Club - Clubhouse, Rensselaer , 8 miles away
Schenectady Yacht Club, Rexford , 14 miles away
South Shore Marina, Ballston Spa , 14 miles away
 Hotels Near Mohawk River:
ExecuStay At Riverwalk On The Hudson, Cohoes , 1 miles away
ExecuStay At Rivers Edge Apartments, Green Island , 2 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Franklin Square Inn Troy/Albany, Troy , 2 miles away
Olde Judge Mansion, Troy , 3 miles away
Hilton Garden Inn Troy, Troy , 3 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Mohawk River:
Northampton Beach Campground, -blank-, 8 miles away
Deer Run Campgrounds, Schaghticoke, 10 miles away
Dingman's Campgrounds, Nassau, 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Mohawk River:
Peebles Island State Park, New York , 1 miles away
Saratoga Spa State Park, New York , 16 miles away
Grafton Lakes State Park, New York , 17 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Mohawk River:
Frear Park Golf Course, Troy , 3 miles away
Country Club Of Troy, Troy , 4 miles away
Wolfert's Roost Country Club, Albany , 6 miles away
 Lakes Near Mohawk River
Tivoli Lake, Albany , 7 miles away
Racquet Lake, Rensselaer , 10 miles away
Saratoga Lake, Saratoga , 13 miles away

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