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New York whitewater, Ten Mile River

Dutchess county, Wassaic to NY line section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

I've paddled the Ten Mile many times.† Strainers can make it challenging (Class II), high water makes it exceptionally challenging (Class III+).† With enough water, it's a beautiful ride down to the Housatonic and takes about seven hours for the full run.†The best place to put in is across the street from the Ten Mile River Metro North RR station, where the Wasaic and Webetuk (spelling?) rivers meet. Says Are Kay

The wonderful
    New York scenery and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream have people coming here. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in New York are harder than the national norm, so don't forget that the rivers
in this state are less manageable. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling places. The starting location is a short drive from Torrington, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, suitable for an afternoon trip. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the Wassaic to NY line section is one  
of them. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just being out on the river for a while are sure to keep you coming back for more.

Briefly about the general area:
Gotta ski! Thunder Ridge is a glorious location to do that. You undeniably ought to stop at Macedonia Brook State Park since you're here at Ten Mile River; a tour to Mudge Pond Town Beach is always a tremendous idea. This river is so great. There is a tremendous hiking trail near Ten Mile River called the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, and you have to positively stop at beautiful Pine Ledge if you're here.

Ten Mile River, Wassaic to NY line 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 Ten Mile River.
 Whitewater Near Ten Mile River:
Ten Mile River, Dutchess County, 3 miles away
      Class -blank- - 9 miles long (Wassaic to NY line)
Housatonic River, Litchfield County, 3 miles away
      Class IV - 2.6 miles long (Bulls Bridge Dam to Gaylordsville)
Tenmile, Litchfield County, 3 miles away
      Class I-III - 4.2 miles long (South Dover NY to Gaylordsville Ct)
East Aspetuck River, Litchfield County, 11 miles away
      Class III - 4 miles long (Paper Mill Road to Housatonic River)
Housatonic River, Litchfield County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III - 22.5 miles long (Falls Village Hydro to Kent)
Housatonic River, Litchfield County, 17 miles away
      Class III-IV - 0.5 miles long (below Falls Village Hydro Plant)
Shepaug River, Litchfield County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.5 miles long (Route 341 to Route 67)
Roeliff Jansen Kill River, Columbia/ Dutchess County, 18 miles away
      Class I-III - 14 miles long (Ancram to Elizaville)
Esopus Creek, Ulster County, 20 miles away
      Class II(III) - 5 miles long (Big Indian to Allaben)
Bash Bish Brook, Columbia / Berkshire County, 20 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 0.6 miles long (Below Bash Bish Falls to Copake Falls)
 Ski Areas Near Ten Mile River:
Thunder Ridge, New York , 12 miles away, 500 foot drop, 4 lifts, 30 runs
Mohawk Mountain, Connecticut , 17 miles away, 640 foot drop, 6 lifts, 24 runs
Woodbury, Connecticut , 21 miles away, 300 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
Catamount, Massachusetts , 23 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 7 lifts, 29 runs
Ski Butternut, Massachusetts , 28 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 10 lifts, 22 runs
Otis Ridge, Massachusetts , 39 miles away, 400 foot drop, 5 lifts, 11 runs
Bousquet, Massachusetts , 40 miles away, 750 foot drop, 5 lifts, 10 runs
Ski Sundown, Connecticut , 42 miles away, 625 foot drop, 5 lifts, 15 runs
Mount Southington, Connecticut , 43 miles away, 425 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Jiminy Peak, Massachusetts , 46 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 9 lifts, 45 runs
 Marinas Near Ten Mile River:
West Cove Marina, New Milford , 12 miles away
Echo Bay Marina, Brookfield , 15 miles away
Pocono Point Marina, Danbury , 16 miles away
Nina Marina, Danbury , 17 miles away
 Beaches Near Ten Mile River:
Mudge Pond Town Beach, Litchfield , 11 miles away
Pine Ledge, Fairfield , 11 miles away
 Hotels Near Ten Mile River:
The Cottages At Kent Road, New Milford , 10 miles away
Red Carpet Inn And Suites, New Milford , 10 miles away
Rocky River Inn, New Milford , 10 miles away
Maron Hotel And Suites, Danbury , 16 miles away
Hotel Zero Degrees Danbury, Danbury , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Ten Mile River:
Mt Algo Lean-to - Appalachian Trail, Kent, 3 miles away
Ten-Mile River Lean-to - Appalachian Trail, Gaylordsville, 4 miles away
Wiley Shelter - Appalachian Trail, Wingdale, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Ten Mile River:
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Litchfield , 4 miles away
 Public Lands Near Ten Mile River:
Fire Island National Seashore, Patchogue - NY , 66 miles away
Gateway National Recreation Area, Brooklyn - NY , 69 miles away
Macedonia Brook State Park, Connecticut , 4 miles away
Kent Falls State Park, Connecticut , 9 miles away
Lake Waramaug State Park, Connecticut , 11 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Ten Mile River:
Silo Ridge Country Club, Amenia , 6 miles away
Dutcher Golf Course, Pawling , 9 miles away
Windings, Patterson , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Ten Mile River
Hilltop Pond, Litchfield , 5 miles away
Ella Fohs Camp Pond, Litchfield , 10 miles away
Squantz Pond, Fairfield , 12 miles away

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