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New York whitewater, Grass River

St. Lawrence county, Morley to Massena section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     32 miles
  The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in New York are often more challenging 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 water flowing gracefully down Grass River are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. This section of Grass River in New York is 32 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II-III section
    of whitewater. Getting some good exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors have a lot of people coming here. A stretch of this length does require some preparations, so it looks like you will be camping out. The
nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. The Morley to Massena section is one of many paddling sections in this river system. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good spots.

Briefly about the general area:
During your stay at Grass River do stop by close
by Waddington Beach, and a tour to Coles Creek State Park rejuvenates the spirit. A day at Massena Beach near Grass River is time well spent, and you'll meet a lot of folks from Chase Mills here. This is such a fun river. The annual rainfall here at Grass River is about average. The month of August is the wettest with most of the rain, and the driest month of the year is January. At Grass River during the summer highs are in the 70's. For the duration of the dark hours of summer temperatures descend down into the 50's. Through the wintertime this place gets highs in the 20's while Grass River night low temperatures through the winter are in the 0's.

Grass River, Morley to Massena 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 Grass River.
 Whitewater Near Grass River:
Raquette River, Franklin County, 10 miles away
      Class II - 2 miles long (Sugar Island)
Raquette River, Franklin County, 10 miles away
      Class II - 1 miles long (Hannawa Falls dam to powerhouse)
Raquette River, St. Lawrence County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 30 miles long (Brown's Bridge to Massena)
Grass River, St. Lawrence County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 32 miles long (Morley to Massena)
Raquette River, St. Lawrence County, 14 miles away
      Class IV-V - 3 miles long (Colton to Brown's Bridge)
St. Regis River - West Branch, St. Lawrence County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III - 10 miles long (Below Allen Falls to Sandfordville)
Trout Brook River, St. Lawrence County, 18 miles away
      Class -blank- - 7 miles long (Route 118 to Reagan Road)
St. Regis River, St. Lawrence County, 18 miles away
      Class I-III - 11 miles long (Winthrop to Route 92 above Helena)
Grass River - North Branch, St. Lawrence County, 18 miles away
      Class II-IV - 6.5 miles long (Clare Road to Grass River)
Grass River, St. Lawrence County, 19 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 6 miles long (Woods Bridge Road to Route 47 below Harrison Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Grass River:
McCauley Mountain, New York , 54 miles away, 633 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Titus Mountain, New York , 56 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 7 lifts, 25 runs
Snow Ridge, New York , 62 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 22 runs
Camp Fortune - Ste. Marie, Quebec , 66 miles away, 650 foot drop, 8 lifts, 19 runs
Mount Pisgah, New York , 67 miles away, 300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Mont Cascades, Quebec , 68 miles away, 525 foot drop, 17 lifts, 15 runs
Edelweiss, Quebec , 70 miles away, 656 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
Dry Hill, New York , 74 miles away, 300 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Gray Rocks, Quebec , 74 miles away, 620 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Vorlage, Quebec , 74 miles away, 467 foot drop, 5 lifts, 15 runs
 Beaches Near Grass River:
Massena Beach, St. Lawrence , 11 miles away
Waddington Beach, St. Lawrence , 14 miles away
Barnhart Island Beach, St. Lawrence , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Grass River:
Scottish Inns Potsdam, Potsdam , 7 miles away
Hampton Inn Potsdam NY, Potsdam , 7 miles away
The Clarkson Inn, Potsdam , 8 miles away
Econo Lodge Massena, Massena , 9 miles away
Comfort Suites Canton, Canton , 12 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Grass River:
Coles Creek State Park, Waddington, 8 miles away
Hillside Motel and Kampground, Massena, 13 miles away
Massena International, Massena, 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Grass River:
Coles Creek State Park, New York , 10 miles away
Higley Flow State Park, New York , 17 miles away
Eel Weir State Park, New York , 31 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Grass River:
Raymondville Golf & Country Club, Raymondville , 5 miles away
Scott's Golf Course, Potsdam , 10 miles away
Potsdam Country Club, Potsdam , 10 miles away

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