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New York whitewater, Elm Creek

St. Lawrence county, Fairbanks Corners to Cousintown Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

  If you're coming from Ogdensburg-Massena 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. This stretch has has enough mileage, suitable for an afternoon trip. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The Fairbanks Corners to
    Cousintown Road section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. Great exercise and just hanging out with mother nature have a lot of people coming here. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great
campgrounds nearby. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling places. The nature scenery of St. Lawrence County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water make the trip here worthwhile.

Briefly about the general area:
You'll meet a lot of folks from Hermon here. During the summer months highs here at Elm Creek get into the 80's, and all through the night it cools down to the
50's. Through the winter highs are in the 20's; nighttime lows at Elm Creek throughout the winter mostly plunge into the 0's. An average amount of precipitation falls at Elm Creek. Most of the rain falls all through August; February is the month with the least moisture.

Elm Creek, Fairbanks Corners to Cousintown Road 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 Elm Creek.
 Whitewater Near Elm Creek:
Elm Creek, St. Lawrence County, 2 miles away
      Class -blank- - 6.5 miles long (Fairbanks Corners to Cousintown Road)
Grass River, St. Lawrence County, 3 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 6 miles long (Woods Bridge Road to Route 47 below Harrison Creek)
Plumb Brook, St. Lawrence County, 7 miles away
      Class III - 4.5 miles long (Blanchard Hill Road to Grass River)
Grass River, St. Lawrence County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 32 miles long (Morley to Massena)
Boland Creek, St. Lawrence County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.3 miles long (Davis Creek to Oswegatchie River)
Grass River, St. Lawrence County, 11 miles away
      Class II-V - 7 miles long (Lampsons Falls to Russell)
Grass River - North Branch, St. Lawrence County, 12 miles away
      Class II-IV - 6.5 miles long (Clare Road to Grass River)
Oswegatchie River - West Branch, St. Lawrence County, 13 miles away
      Class I-V - 4.5 miles long (Fullerville to Oswegatchie)
Jenny Creek, St. Lawrence County, 15 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 5 miles long (Jayville Road to Pitcairn)
Island Branch, St. Lawrence County, 16 miles away
      Class -blank- - 1.5 miles long (Emoryville Road to Island Branch R)
 Ski Areas Near Elm Creek:
McCauley Mountain, New York , 42 miles away, 633 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Snow Ridge, New York , 43 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 22 runs
Dry Hill, New York , 55 miles away, 300 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Woods Valley, New York , 58 miles away, 500 foot drop, 3 lifts, 12 runs
Camp Fortune - Ste. Marie, Quebec , 67 miles away, 650 foot drop, 8 lifts, 19 runs
Titus Mountain, New York , 70 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 7 lifts, 25 runs
Mont Cascades, Quebec , 70 miles away, 525 foot drop, 17 lifts, 15 runs
Edelweiss, Quebec , 73 miles away, 656 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
Mount Pisgah, New York , 76 miles away, 300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Vorlage, Quebec , 76 miles away, 467 foot drop, 5 lifts, 15 runs
 Beaches Near Elm Creek:
Lisbon Beach, St. Lawrence , 18 miles away
Waddington Beach, St. Lawrence , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Elm Creek:
Best Western University Inn, Canton , 8 miles away
Comfort Suites Canton, Canton , 9 miles away
Scottish Inns Potsdam, Potsdam , 17 miles away
The Clarkson Inn, Potsdam , 19 miles away
Hampton Inn Potsdam NY, Potsdam , 20 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Elm Creek:
Lisbon Beach and Campground, Ogdensburg, 18 miles away
Eel Weir, Ogdensburg, 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Elm Creek:
Fort Stanwix National Monument, Rome - NY , 64 miles away
Eel Weir State Park, New York , 19 miles away
Coles Creek State Park, New York , 21 miles away
Higley Flow State Park, New York , 22 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Elm Creek:
St Lawrence University Golf Course, Canton , 8 miles away
Partridge Run Golf & Country Club, Canton , 8 miles away
Emerald Greens, Gouverneur , 16 miles away

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