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New York whitewater, Putnam Creek

Essex county, Penfield Pond to Factoryville section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V+     5.5 miles
  The scenic beauty of New York and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream make the trip here worthwhile. The Penfield Pond to Factoryville section of Putnam Creek in Essex County is 5.5 miles long and has been rated as a class IV-V+ section by American Whitewater. The put-in location is a short drive from Glens Falls, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. You can pitch a
    tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. A bit of exercise and spending some quality time in nature are great reasons to come. Whitewater paddling here in the Adirondack Mountains is a great experience. Whitewater rafting
and kayaking spots in New York are harder than the national norm, so you'd better keep in mind that many runs in this state are not easy. 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. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, you can easily run it on an afternoon. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system,  
there are a few others too. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick.

Briefly about the general area:
Go for a hike on the Lost Pond Trail, and a journey to D.A.R. State Park revitalizes the soul. Not enough hours in a day to enjoy the Adirondack Mountains. Good hiking is available along the Bear Pond Trail, and folks from Crown Point love to come here. This is a really good river. Through the summertime months highs here at Putnam Creek reach the 70's, and through the night it cools down to the 50's.

Putnam Creek, Penfield Pond to Factoryville 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 Putnam Creek.
 Whitewater Near Putnam Creek:
Putnam Creek, Essex County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 5.5 miles long (Penfield Pond to Factoryville)
Mill Creek, Essex County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 5 miles long (Moriah Center to Port Henry)
La Chute River, Essex County, 7 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 3.5 miles long (Lake George to Lake Champlain)
Boquet River, Essex County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 17.6 miles long (Beaver Meadow Brook to Northway)
Boquet River, Essex County, 16 miles away
      Class II-IV - 16.6 miles long (Northway to Boquet)
Schroon River, Essex County, 16 miles away
      Class II - 5 miles long (North Hudson bridge to Schroon Falls)
The Branch, Essex County, 20 miles away
      Class III-V - 6.5 miles long (Along State Route 9N Alder Brook R)
Boquet River - North Branch, Essex County, 20 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Reber to Bouquet River)
Boquet River, Essex County, 20 miles away
      Class II-V - 22.7 miles long (Boquet to Willsboro)
West Mill Creek, Essex County, 21 miles away
      Class IV - 1 miles long (South of Exit 30 off I-87)
 Ski Areas Near Putnam Creek:
Hickory Ski Center, New York , 31 miles away, 1280 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
Whiteface Mountain, New York , 32 miles away, 3166 foot drop, 10 lifts, 80 runs
West Mountain, New York , 36 miles away, 1010 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Gore Mountain, New York , 37 miles away, 2300 foot drop, 12 lifts, 88 runs
Mad River Glen, Vermont , 43 miles away, 2037 foot drop, 4 lifts, 45 runs
Cochran Ski Center, Vermont , 43 miles away, 350 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Sugarbush, Vermont , 43 miles away, 2650 foot drop, 17 lifts, 115 runs
Willard Mountain, New York , 45 miles away, 505 foot drop, 10 lifts, 14 runs
Pico Mountain, Vermont , 48 miles away, 1967 foot drop, 6 lifts, 48 runs
Mount Pisgah, New York , 48 miles away, 300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
 Marinas Near Putnam Creek:
Chipman Point Marina, Orwell , 11 miles away
Snug Harbor South, Silver Bay , 13 miles away
Club Nautico of Westport Marina, Westport , 13 miles away
Champlain Bridge Marina, Vergennes , 16 miles away
Schroon Lake Marina, Schroon Lake , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Putnam Creek:
Super 8 Ticonderoga, Ticonderoga , 6 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Ticonderoga Inn & Suites, Ticonderoga , 6 miles away
Basin Harbor, Vergennes , 16 miles away
Strong House Inn, Vergennes , 20 miles away
The Sagamore, Bolton Landing , 21 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Putnam Creek:
Brookwood Park Campsite, Ticonderoga, 6 miles away
Brookwood RV Resorts, Ticonderoga, 6 miles away
Putnam Pond, Hague, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Putnam Creek:
Lost Pond Trail, Essex , 6 miles away
Bear Pond Trail, Essex , 6 miles away
Clear Pond Trail, Essex , 7 miles away
Berrymile Pond Trail, Essex , 8 miles away
Rock Pond Trail, Essex , 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Putnam Creek:
D.A.R. State Park, Vermont , 9 miles away
Button Bay Camel's Hump State Park, Vermont , 16 miles away
Kingsland Bay State Park, Vermont , 21 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Putnam Creek:
Ticonderoga Country Club, Ticonderoga , 6 miles away
Westport Country Club, Westport , 15 miles away
Cobble Hill Golf Course, Elizabethtown , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Putnam Creek
Little Rock Pond, Essex , 7 miles away
Grizzle Ocean, Essex , 8 miles away
Oxshoe Pond, Essex , 11 miles away

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