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New York whitewater, West Canada Creek

Herkimer county, Ohio Gorge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III     1.5 miles
  This section of West Canada Creek in New York is 1.5 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class III section. The wonderful New York scenery and the playfulness of the water attract people from near and far. This is a pretty short section so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a
    very popular destination. When you're paddling down a Adirondack Mountains river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. Getting a good workout and just
hanging out with mother nature are great reasons to come. There are so many stretches to paddle in this river system, the Ohio Gorge stretch is just one of many. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Utica-Rome, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more demanding, so better not forget that rivers here are less forgiving.  
Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good places.

Briefly about the general area:
A delightful place to check out next to West Canada Creek is Ohio Gorge; nearby you hit upon the California Trail which is a pleasant hiking trail. If you want a pleasant time in the great outdoors just come on up to the Adirondack Mountains. Here at West Canada Creek you'll in all probability meet some folks from Cold Brook; there is a good hiking trail close by called the Party Trail. Coming to this river is always a good idea. West Canada Creek sees pretty high levels of rain.

West Canada Creek, Ohio Gorge 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 West Canada Creek.
 Whitewater Near West Canada Creek:
West Canada Creek, Herkimer County, 1 miles away
      Class III - 1.5 miles long (Ohio Gorge)
West Canada Creek, Oneida/ Herkimer County, 7 miles away
      Class III - 3.5 miles long (Big Brook to Route 8)
Black River - South Branch, Herkimer County, 7 miles away
      Class II-IV - 8 miles long (South Lake to Black River)
Black River, Herkimer/ Oneida County, 8 miles away
      Class I-IV - 6 miles long (North Lake to Farr Road)
Black River, Herkimer County, 8 miles away
      Class I-V - 8 miles long (Farr Road to Enos)
Little Black Creek, Herkimer/ Oneida County, 10 miles away
      Class II-V - 5.5 miles long (Hughes Road to Black River)
West Canada Creek - South Branch, Hamilton County, 11 miles away
      Class II(IV) - 5 miles long (Fayle Road to Nobleboro)
Little Woodhull Creek, Herkimer/ Oneida County, 11 miles away
      Class -blank- - 5 miles long (Stone Dam Trail to Kincaid Road)
Woodhull Creek, Herkimer/ Oneida County, 12 miles away
      Class III-V - 10 miles long (Chub Pond to Horton Road)
Black River, Herkimer/ Oneida County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Enos to Route 72)
 Ski Areas Near West Canada Creek:
McCauley Mountain, New York , 16 miles away, 633 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Woods Valley, New York , 32 miles away, 500 foot drop, 3 lifts, 12 runs
Snow Ridge, New York , 37 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 , 65 miles away, 2300 foot drop, 12 lifts, 88 runs
Belleayre, New York , 68 miles away, 1404 foot drop, 8 lifts, 47 runs
Windham Mountain, New York , 71 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 46 runs
Mount Pisgah, New York , 73 miles away, 300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Dry Hill, New York , 74 miles away, 300 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Hickory Ski Center, New York , 76 miles away, 1280 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
 Hotels Near West Canada Creek:
Overlook Mansion, Little Falls , 17 miles away
Canal Side Inn, Little Falls , 17 miles away
Travelodge Little Falls, Little Falls , 17 miles away
Red Roof Inn And Suites Herkimer, Herkimer , 19 miles away
Red Carpet Inn Ilion, Ilion , 20 miles away
 Campgrounds Near West Canada Creek:
Adirondack Gateway Campground, Cold Brook, 7 miles away
North Lake, Cold Brook, 8 miles away
Trails End, Cold Brook, 12 miles away
 Trails Near West Canada Creek:
Party Trail, Herkimer , 5 miles away
California Trail, Herkimer , 6 miles away
Twin Lakes Trail, Herkimer , 7 miles away
Forty Mountain Trail, Herkimer , 8 miles away
Stone Dam Trail, Herkimer , 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near West Canada Creek:
Fort Stanwix National Monument, Rome - NY , 38 miles away
Pixley Falls State Park, New York , 29 miles away
Glimmerglass State Park, New York , 29 miles away
Delta Lake State Park, New York , 35 miles away
 Golf Courses Near West Canada Creek:
Newport Golf Club Of, Poland , 13 miles away
Little Falls Municipal Golf Course, Little Falls , 17 miles away
Thendara Golf Club, Thendara , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near West Canada Creek
Mounts Creek Lake, Herkimer , 6 miles away
Chub Pond, Herkimer , 12 miles away
Woodhull Lake, Herkimer , 12 miles away

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