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New York whitewater, Saranac River

Clinton county, Silver Lake Road to Redford section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-V     7 miles
  The average New York whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be harder to run than those in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. This stretch of Saranac River in New York is 7 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class III-V section. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination.
    The scenic beauty of New York and the playfulness of the water attract people from near and far. The beautiful Adirondack Mountains scenery is an added bonus. Getting a good workout and spending some quality time in nature
will make you glad you came. There's camping available near Saranac River. There are so many sections to paddle in this river system, the Silver Lake Road to Redford section is just one of many. This stretch has has enough mileage, it's perfect for a one day trip. If you're coming from Plattsburgh it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. No matter if  
you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling spots.

Briefly about the general area:
The Whiteface Mountain-Whiteface Mt. Mem. Highway is a tremendous hiking trail near Saranac River, and Saranac River is not far at all from Saranac. So much amusing stuff to do here in the Adirondack Mountains, too good to be true. If you like skiing, you're in luck; Whiteface Mountain is in close proximity to Saranac River. If the weather is perfect here at Saranac River, you can go for a hike along the Silver Lake Mountain Trail. A lot of precipitation falls at Saranac River.

Saranac River, Silver Lake Road to Redford 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 Saranac River.
 Whitewater Near Saranac River:
Saranac River, Clinton County, 3 miles away
      Class III-V - 7 miles long (Silver Lake Road to Redford)
Saranac River, Clinton County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Union Falls to Silver Lake Road)
Little Black Brook, Clinton/ Essex County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.5 miles long (Route 17 TO West Branch Ausable River)
Ausable River - West Branch, Essex County, 9 miles away
      Class I-III+ - 11 miles long (Wilmington to Ausable Forks)
Ausable River - West Branch, Essex County, 10 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.25 miles long (Flume)
Ausable River - West Branch, Essex County, 11 miles away
      Class V - 2 miles long (High Falls Gorge to Flume)
Ausable River - West Branch, Essex County, 12 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.25 miles long (High Falls Gorge)
Saranac River, Clinton County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 12.5 miles long (Foot of Kent Falls to Lake Champlain)
Great Chazy River, Clinton County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 5 miles long (Chazy Lake to Miner Lake)
Styles Brook, Essex County, 14 miles away
      Class -blank- - 2 miles long (Jay)
 Ski Areas Near Saranac River:
Whiteface Mountain, New York , 11 miles away, 3166 foot drop, 10 lifts, 80 runs
Mount Pisgah, New York , 23 miles away, 300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Titus Mountain, New York , 29 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 7 lifts, 25 runs
Gore Mountain, New York , 46 miles away, 2300 foot drop, 12 lifts, 88 runs
Hickory Ski Center, New York , 54 miles away, 1280 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
Cochran Ski Center, Vermont , 59 miles away, 350 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
West Mountain, New York , 64 miles away, 1010 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Mad River Glen, Vermont , 66 miles away, 2037 foot drop, 4 lifts, 45 runs
Mont Saint Sauveur, Quebec , 68 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 38 runs
Sugarbush, Vermont , 68 miles away, 2650 foot drop, 17 lifts, 115 runs
 Hotels Near Saranac River:
Lake Placid Summit Hotel, Lake Placid , 18 miles away
High Peaks Resort, Lake Placid , 18 miles away
The Haus Lake Placid, Lake Placid , 18 miles away
Hampton Inn - Suites- Lake Placid NY, Lake Placid , 18 miles away
Hotel North Woods, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member, Lake Placid , 18 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Saranac River:
Douglas Corp Of Silver Lake, Au Sable Forks, 3 miles away
Taylor Pond Camp Ground, Wilmington, 4 miles away
North Pole Campground, Wilmington, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Saranac River:
Silver Lake Mountain Trail, Clinton , 3 miles away
Whiteface Mountain-Whiteface Mt. Mem. Highway, Essex , 9 miles away
Esther Mountain-Whiteface Mt. Mem. Highway, Essex , 9 miles away
Schwartz Trail, Essex , 10 miles away
Cascade Mountain-Route 73 - Cascade Lakes, Essex , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Saranac River:
Macomb Reservation State Park, New York , 15 miles away
Cumberland Bay State Park, New York , 30 miles away
Point Au Roche State Park, New York , 33 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Saranac River:
Indole Golf Course, Au Sable Forks , 13 miles away
Whiteface Golf Club, Lake Placid , 18 miles away
Craigwood Golf & Country Club, Lake Placid , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Saranac River
Franklin Falls Pond, Franklin , 12 miles away
Copperas Pond, Essex , 13 miles away
Lake Placid, Essex , 17 miles away

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