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New York whitewater, Poesten Kill River

Rensselaer county, Eagle Mills to Troy section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-IV     7 miles
  The scenic beauty of New York and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water beats anything. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Albany-Schenectady-Troy, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. There are plenty of hotels here if you want to spend a night, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. There's camping available near Poesten Kill River. Whitewater rafting and kayaking
    in New York is often more difficult than elsewhere, so don't forget that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners. This is not the only paddling stretch in this river system, there are others too. This stretch
has has enough mileage, suitable for an afternoon trip. The Eagle Mills to Troy stretch of Poesten Kill River in Rensselaer County is 7 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class I-IV section. A bit of exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are great reasons to come.

Briefly about the general area:
Going to Grafton Lakes State Park in the neighborhood of Poesten Kill River is a glorious thing
 
to do; you're sure to encounter some nice people from Troy here. A good location like Peebles Island State Park near Poesten Kill River is too perfect to leave out. From a rainfall point of view Poesten Kill River is a pretty common location. Of all the months in a year June is the one with the most rain while February is the month with the least amount of precipitation. For the period of the warmest time of the year here at Poesten Kill River, high temperatures typically get into the 80's. Summer night lows drop down to the 60's. High temperatures through the wintertime are normally in the 30's; night lows in the 10's for Poesten Kill River.

Poesten Kill River, Eagle Mills to Troy 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 Poesten Kill River.
 Whitewater Near Poesten Kill River:
Poesten Kill River, Rensselaer County, 2 miles away
      Class I-IV - 7 miles long (Eagle Mills to Troy)
Poesten Kill River, Rensselaer County, 2 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 2 miles long (Eagle Mills to Waterfall)
Poesten Kill River, Rensselaer County, 2 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 3 miles long (Troy to Hudson River)
Mohawk River, Albany/Saratoga County, 5 miles away
      Class II - 0 miles long (Cohoes Wave)
Mohawk River, Albany/Saratoga County, 6 miles away
      Class II-IV(V+) - 3 miles long (Cohoes Falls to Hudson River)
Hoosic River, Rensselaer County, 9 miles away
      Class V - 2 miles long (Schaghticoke Dam to Powerhouse)
Quacken Kill River, Rensselaer County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 6 miles long (Grafton to Cropseyville)
Normans Kill River, Albany County, 13 miles away
      Class I-V - 3 miles long (Normansville to Route 32)
Kinderhook Creek, Columbia County, 16 miles away
      Class I-V - 11 miles long (Valatie to Stockport)
Fish Creek, Saratoga County, 19 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7.5 miles long (Burgoyne to Schuylerville)
 Ski Areas Near Poesten Kill River:
Willard Mountain, New York , 17 miles away, 505 foot drop, 10 lifts, 14 runs
Jiminy Peak, Massachusetts , 25 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 9 lifts, 45 runs
Bousquet, Massachusetts , 29 miles away, 750 foot drop, 5 lifts, 10 runs
West Mountain, New York , 30 miles away, 1010 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Catamount, Massachusetts , 30 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 7 lifts, 29 runs
Ski Butternut, Massachusetts , 35 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 10 lifts, 22 runs
Hickory Ski Center, New York , 40 miles away, 1280 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
Otis Ridge, Massachusetts , 45 miles away, 400 foot drop, 5 lifts, 11 runs
Hunter Mountain, New York , 48 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 55 runs
Windham Mountain, New York , 48 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 46 runs
 Marinas Near Poesten Kill River:
Troy Dock, Troy , 5 miles away
Albany Yacht Club - Clubhouse, Rensselaer , 9 miles away
Crescent Boat Club, Clifton Park , 12 miles away
Coeymans Landing Marina, Coeymans , 17 miles away
South Shore Marina, Ballston Spa , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Poesten Kill River:
Hilton Garden Inn Troy, Troy , 3 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Franklin Square Inn Troy/Albany, Troy , 4 miles away
ExecuStay Riverwalk On Hudson, Cohoes , 4 miles away
ExecuStay At Waters View, Cohoes , 5 miles away
ExecuStay At Oak Hill Apartmen, Rensselaer , 6 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Poesten Kill River:
Waterford Canal Visitor Center, Troy, 5 miles away
Northampton Beach Campground, -blank-, 9 miles away
Deer Run Campgrounds, Schaghticoke, 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Poesten Kill River:
Peebles Island State Park, New York , 5 miles away
Grafton Lakes State Park, New York , 13 miles away
Cherry Plain State Park, New York , 15 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Poesten Kill River:
Country Club Of Troy, Troy , 1 miles away
Frear Park Golf Course, Troy , 3 miles away
Wolfert's Roost Country Club, Albany , 8 miles away
 Lakes Near Poesten Kill River
Racquet Lake, Rensselaer , 4 miles away
Tivoli Lake, Albany , 9 miles away
Saratoga Lake, Saratoga , 17 miles away

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