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New York whitewater, West Canada Creek

Oneida Herkimer county, Big Brook to Route 8 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III     3.5 miles
  The Big Brook to Route 8 section of West Canada Creek is 3.5 miles long and is a class III section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The starting location is a short drive from Utica-Rome, as you can see on the road map further down. Great exercise and just being out on the river for a while have people coming from far and near. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. This river system is full of great paddling
    stretches, the Big Brook to Route 8 stretch is just one of them. The average New York whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be harder to run than those in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that lots of rivers
here are not for beginners. The scenic beauty of Oneida/ Herkimer County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream beats anything. Whitewater paddling here in the Adirondack Mountains is a great experience. This is a short paddling stretch so better bring some good walking shoes. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. Some people prefer whitewater  
rafting and some kayaking, either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places.

Briefly about the general area:
The Twin Lakes Trail is a nice hiking trail right next door to West Canada Creek; the fine people of Cold Brook like to hang out nearby. Yep, outdoors entertaining stuff truly is bountiful here in the Adirondack Mountains. On a pleasant day at West Canada Creek you can take a hike along the California Trail. At West Canada Creek all through the warmest time of the year highs are in the 70's, and the overnight is somewhat colder of course, usually in the 50's.

West Canada Creek, Big Brook to Route 8 road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near West Canada Creek.
 Whitewater Near West Canada Creek:
West Canada Creek, Oneida/ Herkimer County, 1 miles away
      Class III - 3.5 miles long (Big Brook to Route 8)
West Canada Creek, Herkimer County, 5 miles away
      Class III - 1.5 miles long (Ohio Gorge)
Black River - South Branch, Herkimer County, 5 miles away
      Class II-IV - 8 miles long (South Lake to Black River)
West Canada Creek - South Branch, Hamilton County, 6 miles away
      Class II(IV) - 5 miles long (Fayle Road to Nobleboro)
Black River, Herkimer/ Oneida County, 9 miles away
      Class I-IV - 6 miles long (North Lake to Farr Road)
Black River, Herkimer County, 12 miles away
      Class I-V - 8 miles long (Farr Road to Enos)
East Canada Creek, Hamilton/ Herkimer/ Fulton County, 14 miles away
      Class II-IV - 12 miles long (Powley Place to Stratford)
Spruce Creek, Herkimer County, 14 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 6.5 miles long (Salisbury to Dolgeville)
Moose River - South Branch, Hamilton/Herkimer County, 15 miles away
      Class II-IV - 20 miles long (Rock Dam to McKeever)
Little Black Creek, Herkimer/ Oneida County, 15 miles away
      Class II-V - 5.5 miles long (Hughes Road to Black River)
 Ski Areas Near West Canada Creek:
McCauley Mountain, New York , 16 miles away, 633 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Woods Valley, New York , 38 miles away, 500 foot drop, 3 lifts, 12 runs
Snow Ridge, New York , 41 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 22 runs
Ski Plattekill, New York , 58 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 35 runs
Gore Mountain, New York , 59 miles away, 2300 foot drop, 12 lifts, 88 runs
Mount Pisgah, New York , 68 miles away, 300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Belleayre, New York , 68 miles away, 1404 foot drop, 8 lifts, 47 runs
Windham Mountain, New York , 69 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 46 runs
Hickory Ski Center, New York , 71 miles away, 1280 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
Hunter Mountain, New York , 75 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 55 runs
 Marinas Near West Canada Creek:
Clark's Marina, Inlet , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near West Canada Creek:
Adirondack Lodge Old Forge, Old Forge , 18 miles away
Overlook Mansion, Little Falls , 19 miles away
Canal Side Inn, Little Falls , 19 miles away
Travelodge Little Falls, Little Falls , 19 miles away
Red Roof Inn & Suites Herkimer, Herkimer , 22 miles away
 Campgrounds Near West Canada Creek:
North Lake, Cold Brook, 9 miles away
Adirondack Gateway Campground, Cold Brook, 12 miles away
Moose River Plains - Red River, Inlet, 15 miles away
 Trails Near West Canada Creek:
California Trail, Herkimer , 8 miles away
Twin Lakes Trail, Herkimer , 10 miles away
Party Trail, Herkimer , 10 miles away
Forty Mountain Trail, Herkimer , 13 miles away
Stone Dam Trail, Herkimer , 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near West Canada Creek:
Fort Stanwix National Monument, Rome - NY , 44 miles away
Glimmerglass State Park, New York , 31 miles away
Pixley Falls State Park, New York , 34 miles away
 Golf Courses Near West Canada Creek:
Inlet Golf Club, Inlet , 17 miles away
Thendara Golf Club, Thendara , 18 miles away
Little Falls Municipal Golf Course, Little Falls , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near West Canada Creek
Mounts Creek Lake, Herkimer , 4 miles away
Morehouse Lake, Hamilton , 12 miles away
Woodhull Lake, Herkimer , 13 miles away

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