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New York whitewater, Normans Kill River

Albany county, Normansville to Route 32 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-V     3 miles
Actually its the Normanskill. Kill means Creek from the Dutch.

Danger warning: downstream almost under the NYSTWY bridge is a waterfall or chute or severe drop. Your choice of names. Not something to be tangled with. Scout it out. Says Gene

There is no camping allowed allong this route Says Laura

On this route, below the Delaware Ave. (rte 443) bridge there are a series of dangerous Class V ledges where the stream drops
    10 feet in .1 mile. Says Laura

The Normansville to Route 32 stretch of Normans Kill River in New York is 3 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class I-V section. If you're coming from
Albany-Schenectady-Troy 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. The wonderful Albany County scenery and the playfulness of the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. No need to look hard for hotels, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just  
hanging out with mother nature have a lot of people coming here. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state 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. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the Normansville to Route 32 section is one of them. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good spots. There's camping available near Normans Kill River. This is a somewhat short section so no need to bring snacks.

Briefly about the general area:
During your tour to Normans Kill River you'll meet some people from Glenmont for sure.

Normans Kill River, Normansville to Route 32 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 Normans Kill River.
 Whitewater Near Normans Kill River:
Normans Kill River, Albany County, 1 miles away
      Class I-V - 3 miles long (Normansville to Route 32)
Hannacrois Creek, Greene County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.5 miles long (Deans Mill to Hudson River)
Mohawk River, Albany/Saratoga County, 10 miles away
      Class II-IV(V+) - 3 miles long (Cohoes Falls to Hudson River)
Poesten Kill River, Rensselaer County, 10 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 3 miles long (Troy to Hudson River)
Mohawk River, Albany/Saratoga County, 10 miles away
      Class II - 0 miles long (Cohoes Wave)
Kinderhook Creek, Columbia County, 13 miles away
      Class I-V - 11 miles long (Valatie to Stockport)
Poesten Kill River, Rensselaer County, 13 miles away
      Class I-IV - 7 miles long (Eagle Mills to Troy)
Poesten Kill River, Rensselaer County, 13 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 2 miles long (Eagle Mills to Waterfall)
Potic Creek River, Greene County, 17 miles away
      Class II-V - 3.8 miles long (Schoharie Turnpike Bridge to Sandy Plains Road)
Basic Creek, Albany/ Greene County, 18 miles away
      Class II-IV - 10.3 miles long (Swartout Road Bridge to Freehold)
 Ski Areas Near Normans Kill River:
Willard Mountain, New York , 27 miles away, 505 foot drop, 10 lifts, 14 runs
Catamount, Massachusetts , 31 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 7 lifts, 29 runs
West Mountain, New York , 34 miles away, 1010 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Jiminy Peak, Massachusetts , 34 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 9 lifts, 45 runs
Hunter Mountain, New York , 36 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 55 runs
Bousquet, Massachusetts , 36 miles away, 750 foot drop, 5 lifts, 10 runs
Windham Mountain, New York , 37 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 46 runs
Ski Butternut, Massachusetts , 39 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 10 lifts, 22 runs
Hickory Ski Center, New York , 44 miles away, 1280 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
Mohawk Mountain, Connecticut , 51 miles away, 640 foot drop, 6 lifts, 24 runs
 Marinas Near Normans Kill River:
Albany Yacht Club - Clubhouse, Rensselaer , 3 miles away
Coeymans Landing Marina, Coeymans , 7 miles away
Troy Dock, Troy , 8 miles away
Crescent Boat Club, Clifton Park , 9 miles away
Schenectady Yacht Club, Rexford , 14 miles away
 Hotels Near Normans Kill River:
Days Inn & Suites Glenmont/Albany, Glenmont , 0 miles away
Comfort Inn Glenmont - Albany South, Glenmont , 0 miles away
TownePlace Suites Albany Downtown/Medical Center, Albany , 2 miles away
Hilton Garden Inn Albany Medical Center, Albany , 2 miles away
The Morgan State House, Albany , 2 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Normans Kill River:
Northampton Beach Campground, -blank-, 3 miles away
Waterford Canal Visitor Center, Troy, 11 miles away
Dingman's Campgrounds, Nassau, 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Normans Kill River:
Peebles Island State Park, New York , 11 miles away
John Boyd Thacher State Park, New York , 16 miles away
Saratoga Spa State Park, New York , 23 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Normans Kill River:
Town Of Bethelehem Golf Course, Glenmont , 2 miles away
Normanside Country Club, Delmar , 3 miles away
Capital Hills At Albany, Albany , 3 miles away
 Lakes Near Normans Kill River
Tivoli Lake, Albany , 3 miles away
Knickerbocker Lake, Columbia , 10 miles away
Lawson Lake, Albany , 13 miles away

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