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New York whitewater, West Mill Creek

Essex county, South of Exit 30 off I-87 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV     1 miles
  If you're coming from Glens Falls it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often tougher than in other states, so better not forget that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners. The wonderful New York scenery and the cool fresh water will make you feel great. This is a very short section so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over. This
    stretch of West Mill Creek in New York is 1 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class IV section. 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. Whitewater paddling here in the Adirondack Mountains is a great experience. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. The South of Exit 30 off I-87 section is the only paddling section along West Mill Creek. Getting a good workout and spending some quality time in nature are great reasons to come. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby.

Briefly
 
about the general area:
If you're looking for a beach in close proximity to West Mill Creek, we recommend Jones Beach. West Mill Creek is right by the Dix Mountain-Elk Lake - Beckhorn Trail, and during your trip here you'll meet some folks from North Hudson for sure. If you come to this river you will have a good time for sure. Take a hike on the Macomb Mountain-Elk Lake - Dix Trail. West Mill Creek is a good spot of normal rainfall. August is the month that gets the most rain, and February is the month with the least moisture. All through the warm days of summer highs here at West Mill Creek get into the 70's with overnight lows in the 50's.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near West Mill Creek.
 Whitewater Near West Mill Creek:
The Branch, Essex County, 3 miles away
      Class III-V - 6 miles long (Boreas Road to Palmer Pond)
Schroon River, Essex County, 5 miles away
      Class II - 5 miles long (North Hudson bridge to Schroon Falls)
John's Brook, Essex County, 9 miles away
      Class V - 4 miles long (Caretaker's Cabin to Moutaineer Outfitters in Keene Valley)
Boreas River - Upper, Essex County, 12 miles away
      Class II-V - 6.5 miles long (Boreas Road to Route 28N)
Ausable River - East Branch, Essex County, 12 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 6.3 miles long (Hulls Falls to Keene)
The Branch, Essex County, 12 miles away
      Class III-V - 6.5 miles long (Along State Route 9N Alder Brook R)
Boquet River, Essex County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 17.6 miles long (Beaver Meadow Brook to Northway)
Trout Brook River, Warren County, 13 miles away
      Class III-IV(V+) - 4 miles long (Alder Brook Road to Pottersville)
Ausable River - East Branch, Essex County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.3 miles long (Keene to Upper Jay)
Ausable River - West Branch, Essex County, 14 miles away
      Class III - 6.5 miles long (Adirondak Loj Road to Route 73)
 Ski Areas Near West Mill Creek:
Whiteface Mountain, New York , 18 miles away, 3166 foot drop, 10 lifts, 80 runs
Gore Mountain, New York , 22 miles away, 2300 foot drop, 12 lifts, 88 runs
Hickory Ski Center, New York , 26 miles away, 1280 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
Mount Pisgah, New York , 28 miles away, 300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
West Mountain, New York , 36 miles away, 1010 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Titus Mountain, New York , 48 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 7 lifts, 25 runs
Willard Mountain, New York , 53 miles away, 505 foot drop, 10 lifts, 14 runs
Cochran Ski Center, Vermont , 60 miles away, 350 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Mad River Glen, Vermont , 62 miles away, 2037 foot drop, 4 lifts, 45 runs
Sugarbush, Vermont , 63 miles away, 2650 foot drop, 17 lifts, 115 runs
 Marinas Near West Mill Creek:
Schroon Lake Marina, Schroon Lake , 8 miles away
Palmer Brothers Marina, Brant Lake , 16 miles away
 Beaches Near West Mill Creek:
Jones Beach, Essex , 1 miles away
 Hotels Near West Mill Creek:
Econo Lodge Lake Placid, Lake Placid , 18 miles away
Courtyard Lake Placid, Lake Placid , 18 miles away
Prague Inn Suites And Cottages, Lake Placid , 18 miles away
Spruce Lodge Bed & Breakfast & Guest Cottage, Lake Placid , 19 miles away
Hampton Inn Lake Placid, NY, Lake Placid , 19 miles away
 Campgrounds Near West Mill Creek:
Shearer's Riverside Campsite, Severance, 5 miles away
Paradise Pines Camping Resort, North Hudson, 6 miles away
Medcalf Acres Campsite, Schroon Lake, 8 miles away
 Trails Near West Mill Creek:
Dix Mountain-Elk Lake - Beckhorn Trail, Essex , 2 miles away
Macomb Mountain-Elk Lake - Dix Trail, Essex , 2 miles away
Hough Peak-Elk Lake - Dix Trail, Essex , 2 miles away
South Dix-Elk Lake - Dix Trail, Essex , 2 miles away
East Dix-Elk Lake - Dix Trail, Essex , 2 miles away
 Public Lands Near West Mill Creek:
D.A.R. State Park, Vermont , 27 miles away
Button Bay Camel's Hump State Park, Vermont , 32 miles away
Macomb Reservation State Park, New York , 33 miles away
 Golf Courses Near West Mill Creek:
Town Of Schroon - Golf Club, Schroon Lake , 8 miles away
Cobble Hill Golf Course, Elizabethtown , 18 miles away
Craigwood Golf & Country Club, Lake Placid , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near West Mill Creek
Johnson Pond, Essex , 8 miles away
Schroon Lake, Essex , 11 miles away
Goose Pond, Essex , 12 miles away

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