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New York whitewater, Rochester Creek

Ulster county, Liebhardt to Mill Brook section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     5.5 miles
  The wonderful Ulster County scenery and the playfulness of the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. If you're coming from Kingston it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location. This section of Rochester Creek in New York is 5.5 miles long and has been rated as a class II-III section by American Whitewater. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. Getting a good workout and spending
    some quality time in nature have a lot of people coming here. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often more difficult than elsewhere, so keep in mind that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners.
Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good places. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, you can easily run it on an afternoon.

Briefly about the general area:
Rochester Creek is a site with many visitors from Accord. Minnewaska State Park Preserve is a good place to stretch your
legs a bit; the Kanape Jeep Trail is a glorious hiking trail nearby. This is such a fun river. Near Rochester Creek you stumble on the Vernooy Falls Trail which is a good hiking trail. At Rochester Creek through the warmest time of the year highs are in the 70's, and the nighttime is a little cooler of course, generally in the 50's. High temperatures through the winter are normally in the 20's; winter nights come with lows in the 0's to Rochester Creek. A lot of rain falls at Rochester Creek. November is the wettest month with most rain; February on the other hand is the driest.


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These outdoors activities are available near Rochester Creek.
 Whitewater Near Rochester Creek:
Rochester Creek, Ulster County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.5 miles long (Liebhardt to Mill Brook)
Mombaccus Creek, Ulster County, 3 miles away
      Class I-III(V+) - 6 miles long (Cherrytown to Boyce Road)
Peters Kill River, Ulster County, 5 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 5.5 miles long (Minnewaska to Rondout Creek)
Vernooy Kill River, Ulster County, 8 miles away
      Class II-V - 7.3 miles long (End of Lundy Road)
Rondout Creek, Ulster County, 9 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7.5 miles long (High Falls Dam to Wallkill River)
Rondout Creek, Ulster County, 11 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 5 miles long (Lackawack to US 209)
Rondout Creek, Ulster/ Sullivan County, 12 miles away
      Class II-IV - 8.5 miles long (Buttermilk Falls Brook to Rondout)
Coxing Kill River, Ulster County, 12 miles away
      Class IV(V+) - 2.5 miles long (Route 44/55 and downstream)
Woodland Creek, Ulster County, 12 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.2 miles long (Woodland Valley Campground to Esopus River)
Wallkill River, Orange/ Ulster County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II - 30 miles long (Walden to mouth)
 Ski Areas Near Rochester Creek:
Hunter Mountain, New York , 20 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 55 runs
Belleayre, New York , 23 miles away, 1404 foot drop, 8 lifts, 47 runs
Windham Mountain, New York , 25 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 46 runs
Holiday Mountain, New York , 26 miles away, 400 foot drop, 5 lifts, 15 runs
Tuxedo Ridge, New York , 30 miles away, 400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 7 runs
Mt. Peter, New York , 30 miles away, 400 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Hidden Valley, New Jersey , 36 miles away, 620 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Ski Plattekill, New York , 36 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 35 runs
Mountain Creek, New Jersey , 37 miles away, 1040 foot drop, 12 lifts, 46 runs
Thunder Ridge, New York , 49 miles away, 500 foot drop, 4 lifts, 30 runs
 Marinas Near Rochester Creek:
Jeff's Yacht Haven, Connelly , 19 miles away
Atlantic Yacht Associates, Kingston , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Rochester Creek:
Hudson Valley Resort And Spa, Kerhonkson , 3 miles away
Minnewaska Lodge, Gardiner , 7 miles away
Honors Haven Resort And Spa, Ellenville , 12 miles away
The 1850 House Inn And Tavern, Rosendale Village , 12 miles away
Hurley Stone House, Hurley , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Rochester Creek:
Rondout Valley Camping Resort, Accord, 1 miles away
So-hi Campground, Accord, 4 miles away
Lazy River Campground, Gardiner, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Rochester Creek:
Kanape Jeep Trail, Ulster , 6 miles away
Vernooy Falls Trail, Ulster , 8 miles away
Phoenicia Trail, Ulster , 13 miles away
Comfort Trail, Orange , 14 miles away
Willow Trail, Ulster , 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Rochester Creek:
Delaware National Scenic River, Bushkill - PA , 58 miles away
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Bushkill - PA , 58 miles away
Minnewaska State Park Preserve, New York , 6 miles away
Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park, New York , 22 miles away
Goose Pond Mountain State Park, New York , 24 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Rochester Creek:
Rondout Country Club, Accord , 2 miles away
Stone Dock Golf Course, High Falls , 7 miles away
Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz , 9 miles away
 Lakes Near Rochester Creek
Ashokan Reservoir, Ulster , 7 miles away
Tillson Lake, Ulster , 8 miles away
Cooper Lake, Ulster , 13 miles away

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