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New York whitewater, Mohawk River

Albany Saratoga county, Cohoes Wave section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II     0 miles
  This stretch of Mohawk River in Albany/Saratoga County is 0 miles long and is a class II section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. If you're coming from Albany-Schenectady-Troy it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, as you can see on the road map further down. Getting a good workout and just hanging out with mother nature are great attractions for lots of people. There are a few other stretches in this river
    system that can be paddled as well. This is a very short section so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. 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 quite a few of the sections here are not easy. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots. No shortage of good hotels, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. The natural beauty of New York and the cool fresh water beats anything.

Briefly about the general area:
A trip to Peebles Island State Park when you're here at Mohawk River is a glorious idea, and you'll meet a lot of folks from Cohoes here. Cohoes Falls is an inspiring location to visit during your stay. For the duration of the long summer days, highs mostly are in the 80's at Mohawk River. Summer nighttime lows sink down to the 60's. Through the winter this place gets highs in the 30's while the cold winter nights at Mohawk River are in the 10's. A normal amount of rainfall falls here at Mohawk River. Throughout the month of May you get the most rain around here, and February on the other hand is the driest.

Mohawk River, Cohoes Wave 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 Mohawk River.
 Whitewater Near Mohawk River:
Mohawk River, Albany/Saratoga County, 1 miles away
      Class II-IV(V+) - 3 miles long (Cohoes Falls to Hudson River)
Poesten Kill River, Rensselaer County, 4 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 3 miles long (Troy to Hudson River)
Poesten Kill River, Rensselaer County, 7 miles away
      Class I-IV - 7 miles long (Eagle Mills to Troy)
Poesten Kill River, Rensselaer County, 7 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 2 miles long (Eagle Mills to Waterfall)
Hoosic River, Rensselaer County, 9 miles away
      Class V - 2 miles long (Schaghticoke Dam to Powerhouse)
Normans Kill River, Albany County, 11 miles away
      Class I-V - 3 miles long (Normansville to Route 32)
Fish Creek, Saratoga County, 16 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7.5 miles long (Burgoyne to Schuylerville)
Quacken Kill River, Rensselaer County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 6 miles long (Grafton to Cropseyville)
Kinderhook Creek, Columbia County, 19 miles away
      Class I-V - 11 miles long (Valatie to Stockport)
Hannacrois Creek, Greene County, 19 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.5 miles long (Deans Mill to Hudson River)
 Ski Areas Near Mohawk River:
Willard Mountain, New York , 17 miles away, 505 foot drop, 10 lifts, 14 runs
West Mountain, New York , 26 miles away, 1010 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Jiminy Peak, Massachusetts , 30 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 9 lifts, 45 runs
Bousquet, Massachusetts , 34 miles away, 750 foot drop, 5 lifts, 10 runs
Catamount, Massachusetts , 34 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 7 lifts, 29 runs
Hickory Ski Center, New York , 36 miles away, 1280 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
Ski Butternut, Massachusetts , 40 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 10 lifts, 22 runs
Windham Mountain, New York , 46 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 46 runs
Hunter Mountain, New York , 46 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 55 runs
Gore Mountain, New York , 50 miles away, 2300 foot drop, 12 lifts, 88 runs
 Marinas Near Mohawk River:
Troy Dock, Troy , 2 miles away
Crescent Boat Club, Clifton Park , 7 miles away
Albany Yacht Club - Clubhouse, Rensselaer , 8 miles away
Schenectady Yacht Club, Rexford , 14 miles away
South Shore Marina, Ballston Spa , 14 miles away
 Hotels Near Mohawk River:
ExecuStay At Waters View, Cohoes , 1 miles away
ExecuStay Riverwalk On Hudson, Cohoes , 1 miles away
Scottish Inns On The Hudson, Waterford , 2 miles away
Best Western Plus Franklin Square Inn Troy/Albany, Troy , 2 miles away
Hilton Garden Inn Troy, Troy , 3 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Mohawk River:
Waterford Canal Visitor Center, Troy, 1 miles away
Northampton Beach Campground, -blank-, 8 miles away
Deer Run Campgrounds, Schaghticoke, 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Mohawk River:
Peebles Island State Park, New York , 1 miles away
Saratoga Spa State Park, New York , 16 miles away
Grafton Lakes State Park, New York , 17 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Mohawk River:
Frear Park Golf Course, Troy , 3 miles away
Country Club Of Troy, Troy , 4 miles away
Wolfert's Roost Country Club, Albany , 6 miles away
 Lakes Near Mohawk River
Tivoli Lake, Albany , 7 miles away
Racquet Lake, Rensselaer , 10 miles away
Saratoga Lake, Saratoga , 13 miles away

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