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New York whitewater, West Canada Creek - South Branch

Hamilton county, Fayle Road to Nobleboro section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II(IV)     5 miles
  The scenic beauty of New York and the cool fresh water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in New York is often more difficult than elsewhere, so if you're not from around here don't forget that a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners. On this section you do get some distance, it's perfect for a one day trip. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. 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. The beauty of the Adirondack Mountains is a great plus for this river. There are plenty of other sections in this
river system that can be paddled as well. 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're coming from Amsterdam it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. A bit of exercise and spending some quality time in nature are sure to keep you coming back for more.  
This section of West Canada Creek - South Branch is 5 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II(IV) section.

Briefly about the general area:
Don't leave West Canada Creek - South Branch without first going for a hike along the California Trail. At West Canada Creek - South Branch you always meet someone from Hoffmeister. There's great hiking along the Twin Lakes Trail. Through the summer at West Canada Creek - South Branch highs are commonly in the 70's. For the duration of the dark hours of summer temperatures drop down into the 50's. The cold days of the wintertime come with highs in the 20's while the cold winter nights at West Canada Creek - South Branch are in the 0's.

West Canada Creek - South Branch, Fayle Road to Nobleboro road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


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These outdoors activities are available near West Canada Creek - South Branch.
 Whitewater Near West Canada Creek - South Branch:
West Canada Creek, Oneida/ Herkimer County, 2 miles away
      Class III - 3.5 miles long (Big Brook to Route 8)
West Canada Creek - South Branch, Hamilton County, 3 miles away
      Class II(IV) - 5 miles long (Fayle Road to Nobleboro)
West Canada Creek, Herkimer County, 7 miles away
      Class III - 1.5 miles long (Ohio Gorge)
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, 11 miles away
      Class I-IV - 6 miles long (North Lake to Farr Road)
East Canada Creek, Hamilton/ Herkimer/ Fulton County, 12 miles away
      Class II-IV - 12 miles long (Powley Place to Stratford)
Spruce Creek, Herkimer County, 13 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 6.5 miles long (Salisbury to Dolgeville)
Moose River - South Branch, Hamilton/Herkimer County, 14 miles away
      Class II-IV - 20 miles long (Rock Dam to McKeever)
Black River, Herkimer County, 15 miles away
      Class I-V - 8 miles long (Farr Road to Enos)
East Canada Creek, Herkimer/ Fulton/ Montgomery County, 15 miles away
      Class I-III - 8 miles long (Dolgeville to Route 5)
 Ski Areas Near West Canada Creek - South Branch:
McCauley Mountain, New York , 18 miles away, 633 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Woods Valley, New York , 40 miles away, 500 foot drop, 3 lifts, 12 runs
Snow Ridge, New York , 44 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 22 runs
Ski Plattekill, New York , 57 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 35 runs
Gore Mountain, New York , 57 miles away, 2300 foot drop, 12 lifts, 88 runs
Belleayre, New York , 67 miles away, 1404 foot drop, 8 lifts, 47 runs
Windham Mountain, New York , 67 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 46 runs
Mount Pisgah, New York , 67 miles away, 300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Hickory Ski Center, New York , 69 miles away, 1280 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
Hunter Mountain, New York , 73 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 55 runs
 Marinas Near West Canada Creek - South Branch:
Clark's Marina, Inlet , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near West Canada Creek - South Branch:
Overlook Mansion, Little Falls , 18 miles away
Canal Side Inn, Little Falls , 18 miles away
Travelodge Little Falls, Little Falls , 18 miles away
Adirondack Lodge Old Forge, Old Forge , 20 miles away
Red Roof Inn & Suites Herkimer, Herkimer , 23 miles away
 Campgrounds Near West Canada Creek - South Branch:
North Lake, Cold Brook, 11 miles away
Adirondack Gateway Campground, Cold Brook, 13 miles away
Moose River Plains - Red River, Inlet, 15 miles away
 Trails Near West Canada Creek - South Branch:
California Trail, Herkimer , 8 miles away
Twin Lakes Trail, Herkimer , 12 miles away
Party Trail, Herkimer , 13 miles away
Forty Mountain Trail, Herkimer , 15 miles away
Stone Dam Trail, Herkimer , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near West Canada Creek - South Branch:
Fort Stanwix National Monument, Rome - NY , 46 miles away
Glimmerglass State Park, New York , 30 miles away
Pixley Falls State Park, New York , 36 miles away
 Golf Courses Near West Canada Creek - South Branch:
Inlet Golf Club, Inlet , 17 miles away
Little Falls Municipal Golf Course, Little Falls , 18 miles away
Thendara Golf Club, Thendara , 20 miles away
 Lakes Near West Canada Creek - South Branch
Mounts Creek Lake, Herkimer , 4 miles away
Morehouse Lake, Hamilton , 9 miles away
G Lake, Hamilton , 12 miles away

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