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New York whitewater, Sacandaga River - West Branch

Hamilton county, Arietta - Piseco to Whitehouse section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V+     9.2 miles
  The wonderful New York scenery and the playfulness of the water beats anything. If you're coming from Gloversville it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, as you can see on the road map further down. The beautiful Adirondack Mountains scenery is an added bonus. 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. You might
    be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more demanding,
so if you're not from around here don't forget that many runs in this state are not easy. The Arietta - Piseco to Whitehouse stretch of Sacandaga River - West Branch in Hamilton County is 9.2 miles long and is a class IV-V+ section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. This stretch has has enough mileage, it's perfect for a one day trip. There's camping available near Sacandaga River - West Branch. Getting some good exercise and spending  
some quality time in nature are great reasons to come. This is not the only paddling stretch in this river system, there are others too.

Briefly about the general area:
Good hiking is available along the Hamilton Mountain Fire Tower Trail, and the great people of Piseco like to hang out close by. There's no way anyone can get bored here in the Adirondack Mountains. A journey to Sacandaga River - West Branch wouldn't be complete without taking a look at Big Eddy. On a wonderful day you can have a look at Moffit Beach in the neighborhood of Sacandaga River - West Branch; there's great hiking along the Sucker Brook Trail.

Sacandaga River - West Branch, Arietta - Piseco to Whitehouse road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Sacandaga River - West Branch.
 Whitewater Near Sacandaga River - West Branch:
Sacandaga River - West Branch, Hamilton County, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 9.2 miles long (Arietta - Piseco to Whitehouse)
Sacandaga River - West Branch, Hamilton County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 7.3 miles long (Whitehouse to Sacandaga Campsite)
Piseco Outlet, Hamilton County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Route 10 to West Branch Sacandaga)
Sacandaga River - Middle Branch, Hamilton County, 10 miles away
      Class V - 2.5 miles long (Speculator to Old Route 30 Road Bridge)
Sacandaga River, Hamilton County, 11 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 7.5 miles long (Christine Falls to East Branch)
East Canada Creek, Hamilton/ Herkimer/ Fulton County, 12 miles away
      Class II-IV - 12 miles long (Powley Place to Stratford)
Holmes Lake Outlet, Fulton County, 13 miles away
      Class III-V - 1 miles long (Route 125 to West Stony Creek)
Sacandaga River - Middle Branch, Hamilton County, 13 miles away
      Class V - 6.8 miles long (Old Route 30 Bridge to Route 8/30 Jct Bridge)
West Stony Creek, Fulton/ Hamilton County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 10.5 miles long (Pinnacle to Route 30)
Sprite Creek, Fulton County, 14 miles away
      Class III+(V) - 4.55 miles long (Stewart Landing to Youker Road)
 Ski Areas Near Sacandaga River - West Branch:
Gore Mountain, New York , 36 miles away, 2300 foot drop, 12 lifts, 88 runs
McCauley Mountain, New York , 37 miles away, 633 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Hickory Ski Center, New York , 46 miles away, 1280 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
West Mountain, New York , 52 miles away, 1010 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Mount Pisgah, New York , 54 miles away, 300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Ski Plattekill, New York , 56 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 35 runs
Windham Mountain, New York , 57 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 46 runs
Hunter Mountain, New York , 62 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 55 runs
Belleayre, New York , 62 miles away, 1404 foot drop, 8 lifts, 47 runs
Woods Valley, New York , 62 miles away, 500 foot drop, 3 lifts, 12 runs
 Marinas Near Sacandaga River - West Branch:
Lake Pleasant Marine, Speculator , 9 miles away
Northville Boatyard, Northville , 15 miles away
 Beaches Near Sacandaga River - West Branch:
Moffit Beach, Hamilton , 8 miles away
 Hotels Near Sacandaga River - West Branch:
Super 8 Johnstown/Gloversville, Johnstown , 20 miles away
Holiday Inn JOHNSTOWN-GLOVERSVILLE, Johnstown , 20 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Johnstown, Johnstown , 20 miles away
Super 8 Amsterdam, Amsterdam , 30 miles away
Amsterdam Castle, Amsterdam , 30 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Sacandaga River - West Branch:
Point Comfort Campground, -blank-, 5 miles away
Little Sand Point, Piseco, 5 miles away
Point Comfort, Piseco, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Sacandaga River - West Branch:
Hamilton Mountain Fire Tower Trail, Hamilton , 8 miles away
Sucker Brook Trail, Hamilton , 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Sacandaga River - West Branch:
Fort Stanwix National Monument, Rome - NY , 68 miles away
Glimmerglass State Park, New York , 39 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Sacandaga River - West Branch:
Lake Pleasant Golf, Lake Pleasant , 7 miles away
Nick Stoner Municipal Golf Course, Caroga Lake , 11 miles away
Kingsboro Golf Club, Gloversville , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Sacandaga River - West Branch
Buckhorn Lake, Hamilton , 2 miles away
Airdwood Lake, Hamilton , 4 miles away
Indian Lake, Fulton , 10 miles away

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