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New York whitewater, Plumb Brook

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


CLASS III     4.5 miles
  The beautiful scenery of New York and the cool fresh water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. The Blanchard Hill Road to Grass River stretch of Plumb Brook in New York is 4.5 miles long and it is classified as a class III section by American Whitewater. The put-in location is a short drive from Ogdensburg-Massena, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The nearby hotels
    are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just being out
on the river for a while are great attractions for lots of people. On this section you do get some distance, you can easily run it on an afternoon. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the Blanchard Hill Road to Grass River section is one of them. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of places for that.

Briefly about the general area:
A forest near Plumb Brook is Whippoorwill
Corners State Forest, and this is a popular spot for folks from Russell. For the period of the warm days of summer, highs typically are in the 70's at Plumb Brook, and during summer nights temperatures are in the 50's. All through the winter highs are mostly in the 20's; after the sun is down during the winter temperatures at Plumb Brook dip into the 0's. The amount of rainfall that falls at Plumb Brook is close to the national average. Most of the rain falls through August while February is typically the driest month.

Plumb Brook, Blanchard Hill Road to Grass River road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Plumb Brook.
 Whitewater Near Plumb Brook:
Plumb Brook, St. Lawrence County, 1 miles away
      Class III - 4.5 miles long (Blanchard Hill Road to Grass River)
Grass River, St. Lawrence County, 4 miles away
      Class II-V - 7 miles long (Lampsons Falls to Russell)
Grass River, St. Lawrence County, 5 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 6 miles long (Woods Bridge Road to Route 47 below Harrison Creek)
Elm Creek, St. Lawrence County, 5 miles away
      Class -blank- - 6.5 miles long (Fairbanks Corners to Cousintown Road)
Grass River - North Branch, St. Lawrence County, 6 miles away
      Class II-IV - 6.5 miles long (Clare Road to Grass River)
Oswegatchie River - East Branch, St. Lawrence County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 14 miles long (Flat Rock to Edwards)
Grass River - Lower South Branch, St. Lawrence County, 11 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6.5 miles long (Twin Falls)
Little River, St. Lawrence County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.2 miles long (Aldrich to Oswegatchie)
Grass River, St. Lawrence County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 32 miles long (Morley to Massena)
Jenny Creek, St. Lawrence County, 14 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 5 miles long (Jayville Road to Pitcairn)
 Ski Areas Near Plumb Brook:
McCauley Mountain, New York , 37 miles away, 633 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Snow Ridge, New York , 43 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 22 runs
Woods Valley, New York , 57 miles away, 500 foot drop, 3 lifts, 12 runs
Dry Hill, New York , 59 miles away, 300 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Titus Mountain, New York , 65 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 7 lifts, 25 runs
Mount Pisgah, New York , 70 miles away, 300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Camp Fortune - Ste. Marie, Quebec , 74 miles away, 650 foot drop, 8 lifts, 19 runs
Mont Cascades, Quebec , 77 miles away, 525 foot drop, 17 lifts, 15 runs
Edelweiss, Quebec , 79 miles away, 656 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
Vorlage, Quebec , 82 miles away, 467 foot drop, 5 lifts, 15 runs
 Hotels Near Plumb Brook:
Best Western University Inn, Canton , 9 miles away
Comfort Suites Canton, Canton , 10 miles away
Scottish Inns Potsdam, Potsdam , 15 miles away
The Clarkson Inn, Potsdam , 17 miles away
Hampton Inn Potsdam NY, Potsdam , 17 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Plumb Brook:
Streeter Lake, Oswegatchie, 15 miles away
Higley Flow State Park, Colton, 16 miles away
 Trails Near Plumb Brook:
Post Henderson Trail, St. Lawrence , 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near Plumb Brook:
Fort Stanwix National Monument, Rome - NY , 63 miles away
Higley Flow State Park, New York , 16 miles away
Coles Creek State Park, New York , 24 miles away
Eel Weir State Park, New York , 26 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Plumb Brook:
St Lawrence University Golf Course, Canton , 9 miles away
Partridge Run Golf & Country Club, Canton , 11 miles away
Sayles John M Memorial Golf Course, Star Lake , 14 miles away

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