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New York whitewater, Quacken Kill River

Rensselaer county, Grafton to Cropseyville section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III+     6 miles
  The nature scenery of New York and the playfulness of the water beats anything. This section of Quacken Kill River in New York is 6 miles long and is a class II-III+ section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in New York are often more challenging than in other states, so better not forget that many of the rivers
    here are not very forgiving. A good workout and just being out on the river for a while will have you coming back for more. On this section you do get some distance, suitable for an afternoon trip. The put-in location is
a reasonable drive from Pittsfield. The Grafton to Cropseyville stretch is the only paddling stretch along Quacken Kill River. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good spots.

Briefly about the general area:
Cherry Plain State Park is worth taking a look at if you're at Quacken Kill River, and the slopes of Willard Mountain are so inviting noone can resist. Hiking is a popular
 
thing to do around Quacken Kill River; Taconic Crest Trail is a great local trail. Grafton Lakes State Park is a glorious spot to go if you're at Quacken Kill River, and there are plenty of people from Petersburg here at Quacken Kill River. There's great hiking along the Southeast Hollow Trail. From a precipitation point of view Quacken Kill River is a rather common place. May is the wettest month with most rain, and the driest month of the year is February. At Quacken Kill River during the summer months highs are in the 80's; the overnight is somewhat chillier of course, usually in the 50's.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Quacken Kill River.
 Whitewater Near Quacken Kill River:
Poesten Kill River, Rensselaer County, 11 miles away
      Class I-IV - 7 miles long (Eagle Mills to Troy)
Poesten Kill River, Rensselaer County, 11 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 2 miles long (Eagle Mills to Waterfall)
Hoosic River, Rensselaer County, 11 miles away
      Class V - 2 miles long (Schaghticoke Dam to Powerhouse)
Poesten Kill River, Rensselaer County, 14 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 3 miles long (Troy to Hudson River)
Green River, Berkshire County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III - 8.15 miles long (US Route 7 to Hoosic River)
Mohawk River, Albany/Saratoga County, 17 miles away
      Class II - 0 miles long (Cohoes Wave)
Batten Kill River, Washington County, 17 miles away
      Class I-III - 9 miles long (Greenwich to Hudson River)
Mohawk River, Albany/Saratoga County, 18 miles away
      Class II-IV(V+) - 3 miles long (Cohoes Falls to Hudson River)
Whitewater Outfitter - Battenkill Valley Outdoors, Washington County, 19 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Fish Creek, Saratoga County, 22 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7.5 miles long (Burgoyne to Schuylerville)
 Ski Areas Near Quacken Kill River:
Willard Mountain, New York , 14 miles away, 505 foot drop, 10 lifts, 14 runs
Jiminy Peak, Massachusetts , 16 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 9 lifts, 45 runs
Bousquet, Massachusetts , 21 miles away, 750 foot drop, 5 lifts, 10 runs
Catamount, Massachusetts , 30 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 7 lifts, 29 runs
Ski Butternut, Massachusetts , 31 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 10 lifts, 22 runs
West Mountain, New York , 33 miles away, 1010 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Otis Ridge, Massachusetts , 38 miles away, 400 foot drop, 5 lifts, 11 runs
Haystack, Vermont , 39 miles away, 1160 foot drop, 23 lifts, 145 runs
Mount Snow, Vermont , 40 miles away, 1700 foot drop, 20 lifts, 80 runs
Snow Valley, Vermont , 40 miles away, 700 foot drop, 1 lifts, 7 runs
 Marinas Near Quacken Kill River:
Troy Dock, Troy , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Quacken Kill River:
Jericho Valley Inn, Williamstown , 14 miles away
Hilton Garden Inn Troy, Troy , 15 miles away
Jiminy Peak, Hancock , 15 miles away
ExecuStay Riverwalk On Hudson, Cohoes , 16 miles away
ExecuStay At Waters View, Cohoes , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Quacken Kill River:
Broken Wheel Campground, Petersburg, 6 miles away
Aqua Vista Valley Campgrounds, Petersburg, 8 miles away
Cherry Plain State Park, Cherry Plain, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Quacken Kill River:
Southeast Hollow Trail, Rensselaer , 11 miles away
Taconic Crest Trail, Bennington , 12 miles away
Williams Trail, Berkshire , 13 miles away
Taconic Skyline Trail, Berkshire , 17 miles away
Brickhouse Mountain Trail, Berkshire , 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Quacken Kill River:
Grafton Lakes State Park, New York , 2 miles away
Cherry Plain State Park, New York , 6 miles away
Taconic State Park, New York , 14 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Quacken Kill River:
Dutchaven Golf Course, Buskirk , 9 miles away
Hoosick Falls Country Club, Hoosick Falls , 10 miles away
Burden Lake Country Club, Averill Park , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Quacken Kill River
Racquet Lake, Rensselaer , 12 miles away
Queechy Lake, Columbia , 18 miles away
Onota Lake, Berkshire , 20 miles away

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