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New York whitewater, Thorpe Brook

Greene county, East Durham section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-V+     4 miles
  The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in New York are often tougher than in other states, so keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are not easy. If you're coming from Kingston it's not a long drive at all to the starting location. This section of Thorpe Brook in New York is 4 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class III-V+ section. Great exercise and just being out on the river
    for a while are great reasons to come. This stretch is mid length, it's good length for a morning trip. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick.
The campgrounds here at Thorpe Brook are pretty good. The wonderful Greene County scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water beats anything. Whitewater paddling here in the Catskill Mountains is a great experience. This is the only paddling stretch along Thorpe Brook. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of spots for that.

Briefly about the general area:
Don't leave Thorpe Brook without
 
first going for a hike along the Spruceton Trail. You're sure to run into some friendly people from East Durham here; you'll never forgive yourself if you donít go skiing at Windham Mountain while you're here. At this river you will always have a good time. Near Thorpe Brook you come across fine spots like Squirmer Valley. Summertime highs at Thorpe Brook regularly tend to be in the 70's while night lows are regularly in the 50's. For the period of the wintertime this place gets highs in the 20's; all through the dark hours in the winter at Thorpe Brook temperatures plunge to the 0's.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Thorpe Brook.
 Whitewater Near Thorpe Brook:
Squirmer Creek, Albany / Greene County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.4 miles long (Niles Road to Oak Hill)
Ten Mile Creek, Albany/ Greene County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.5 miles long (Route 351 Bridge Medusa to Deans)
Bowery Brook, Greene County, 4 miles away
      Class III-V - 2 miles long (Downstream from Bogardus Road)
Catskill Creek, Albany/Greene County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III - 17 miles long (Cooksburg to Woodstock Dam)
Catskill Creek, Greene County, 6 miles away
      Class II-IV - 5.5 miles long (Woodstock Dam to South Cairo)
Shingle Kill River, Greene County, 8 miles away
      Class II-IV(V+) - 8 miles long (Round Top to Catskill Creek)
Basic Creek, Albany/ Greene County, 9 miles away
      Class II-IV - 10.3 miles long (Swartout Road Bridge to Freehold)
Catskill Creek, Greene County, 11 miles away
      Class -blank- - 4 miles long (South Cairo to Leeds)
Kiskatom Creek, Greene County, 11 miles away
      Class II-V(V+) - 4.5 miles long (Winter Clove to Hearts Content Road)
East Kill River, Greene County, 11 miles away
      Class II-IV - 5 miles long (Route 296 bridge to Jewett Center)
 Ski Areas Near Thorpe Brook:
Windham Mountain, New York , 10 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 46 runs
Hunter Mountain, New York , 11 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 55 runs
Belleayre, New York , 28 miles away, 1404 foot drop, 8 lifts, 47 runs
Ski Plattekill, New York , 36 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 35 runs
Catamount, Massachusetts , 47 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 7 lifts, 29 runs
Holiday Mountain, New York , 51 miles away, 400 foot drop, 5 lifts, 15 runs
Willard Mountain, New York , 54 miles away, 505 foot drop, 10 lifts, 14 runs
West Mountain, New York , 54 miles away, 1010 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Ski Butternut, Massachusetts , 58 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 10 lifts, 22 runs
Tuxedo Ridge, New York , 59 miles away, 400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 7 runs
 Hotels Near Thorpe Brook:
Gavins Irish Country Inn, East Durham , 3 miles away
Winwood Inn, Windham , 8 miles away
Sunview Motel LLC, Union , 10 miles away
B And B Lounge, Catskill , 13 miles away
Four Seasons Motel, Catskill , 14 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Thorpe Brook:
Doherty's Mountain Campground, Acra, 5 miles away
Torchlight Campsites, Cairo, 8 miles away
Colgate Lake, East Jewett, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Thorpe Brook:
Spruceton Trail, Greene , 12 miles away
Willow Trail, Ulster , 17 miles away
Phoenicia Trail, Ulster , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Thorpe Brook:
John Boyd Thacher State Park, New York , 16 miles away
Max V. Shaul State Park, New York , 21 miles away
Mine Kill State Park, New York , 23 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Thorpe Brook:
Thunderhart Golf Course, Freehold , 8 miles away
Sunny Hill Resort & Golf Course, Greenville , 9 miles away
Windham Country Club, Windham , 9 miles away
 Lakes Near Thorpe Brook
Fawn Lake, Albany , 9 miles away
Warner Lake, Albany , 13 miles away
Lawson Lake, Albany , 14 miles away

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