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New York whitewater, Rock River

Hamilton county, Lake Durant to Cedar River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-V     5 miles
  If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so don't forget that a large number of rivers in this state are not easy. This section of Rock River in Hamilton County is 5 miles long and is a class II-V section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The natural beauty of Hamilton County and the water flowing gracefully down Rock River make the trip here worthwhile.
    And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. The starting location is a short drive from Gloversville. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good places for that around here. This river system has
a few good paddling stretches and the Lake Durant to Cedar River section is one of them. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just being out on the river for a while have people coming from far and near. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. On this section you do get some distance, suitable for an afternoon trip. The river winds through  
the Adirondack Mountains and you get great scenery.

Briefly about the general area:
Go for a hike on the Sucker Brook Trail, and if you're here you will meet lots of folks from close by Indian Lake. Yeah, come up here to the Adirondack Mountains for a pleasant time. Going for a hike on the Northville Lake Placid Trail is always a good adventure. From a rainfall point of view Rock River is a rather common place. Most of the rain falls throughout August, and the driest month is February. For the period of the summer, highs regularly are in the 70's at Rock River, and all through summer nights temperatures are in the 50's.


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Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Rock River.
 Whitewater Near Rock River:
Cedar River, Hamilton/Essex County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 18 miles long (Sprague Brook to Hudson River)
Rock River, Hamilton County, 4 miles away
      Class II-V - 5 miles long (Lake Durant to Cedar River)
Squaw Brook, -blank- County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 1 miles long (A mile from Sabael)
Whitewater Outfitter - Adventure Sports Rafting, Hamilton County, 6 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Indian River, Hamilton County, 7 miles away
      Class II-V - 2.5 miles long (Abanakee Dam to Hudson River)
Hudson River, Essex/ Hamilton/ Warren County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 14 miles long (Indian River to North River)
Cedar River, Hamilton/Essex County, 12 miles away
      Class II-V - 8 miles long (Wakeley Dam to Spraque Brook)
Raquette River, Hamilton County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.5 miles long (Forked Lake Campground to Deerland)
Thirteenth Brook, Warren County, 16 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 2 miles long (to Hudson River at North River)
Sacandaga River - Middle Branch, Hamilton County, 17 miles away
      Class V - 6.8 miles long (Old Route 30 Bridge to Route 8/30 Jct Bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Rock River:
Gore Mountain, New York , 23 miles away, 2300 foot drop, 12 lifts, 88 runs
Mount Pisgah, New York , 29 miles away, 300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Hickory Ski Center, New York , 39 miles away, 1280 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
Whiteface Mountain, New York , 41 miles away, 3166 foot drop, 10 lifts, 80 runs
McCauley Mountain, New York , 45 miles away, 633 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Titus Mountain, New York , 46 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 7 lifts, 25 runs
West Mountain, New York , 49 miles away, 1010 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Willard Mountain, New York , 69 miles away, 505 foot drop, 10 lifts, 14 runs
Snow Ridge, New York , 77 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 22 runs
Windham Mountain, New York , 77 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 46 runs
 Marinas Near Rock River:
Clark's Indian Lake Marina, Sabael , 6 miles away
Long Lake Marina, Long Lake , 9 miles away
Lake Pleasant Marine, Speculator , 18 miles away
 Beaches Near Rock River:
Moffit Beach, Hamilton , 18 miles away
Silver Beach, Hamilton , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Rock River:
Best Western Saranac Lake, Saranac Lake , 27 miles away
The Whiteface Lodge, Lake Placid , 31 miles away
Whiteface Lodge, Lake Placid , 32 miles away
Quality Inn On Lake Placid, Lake Placid , 32 miles away
Prague Inn Suites And Cottages, Lake Placid , 32 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Rock River:
Lake Durant, Blue Mountain Lake, 5 miles away
Hoss's Country Campground, Long Lake, 9 miles away
Whispering woods, Long Lake, 10 miles away
 Trails Near Rock River:
Northville Lake Placid Trail, Hamilton , 4 miles away
Sucker Brook Trail, Hamilton , 13 miles away
Seward Mountain-Corey's Road - Ward Brook Truck Trail, Franklin , 18 miles away
Mt. Donaldson-Corey's Road - Ward Brook Truck Trail, Franklin , 18 miles away
Seymour Mountain-Corey's Road - Ward Brook Truck Trail, Franklin , 18 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Rock River:
High Peaks Golf Course, Newcomb , 16 miles away
Lake Pleasant Golf, Lake Pleasant , 20 miles away
 Lakes Near Rock River
Blue Mountain Lake, Hamilton , 9 miles away

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