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New York whitewater, West Canada Creek

Herkimer county, Trenton Falls to Herkimer section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II     28 miles
  The natural beauty of New York and the water flowing gracefully down West Canada Creek have people coming here. The starting point is not too far from Utica-Rome, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. This section of West Canada Creek in Herkimer County is 28 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II section of whitewater. The campgrounds here at West Canada Creek are pretty
    good. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in New York tend to be more challenging than the national average, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that the rivers in this state are less manageable. The Trenton Falls
to Herkimer section is one of many paddling sections in this river system. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of spots for that. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. You can enjoy this section more if you take your time, so why not pack your camping stuff too.

about the general area:
Lots of people from Poland come to West Canada Creek; you can go for a hike on the Forty Mountain Trail. Going for a hike on the Party Trail is always a delightful adventure. West Canada Creek regularly gets lots of precipitation. The month of November is the wettest with most of the rain, and February on the other hand is the driest. Summertime at West Canada Creek arrives with high temperatures in the 70's. When the night sets in temperatures fall down into the 50's. During the winter highs are in the 20's, and overnight lows at West Canada Creek during the wintertime usually plunge into the 0's.

West Canada Creek, Trenton Falls to Herkimer 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 West Canada Creek.
 Whitewater Near West Canada Creek:
West Canada Creek, Herkimer County, 8 miles away
      Class II - 28 miles long (Trenton Falls to Herkimer)
Cincinnati Creek, Oneida County, 11 miles away
      Class V - 4.5 miles long (Remsen to Barneveld)
Little Black Creek, Herkimer/ Oneida County, 11 miles away
      Class II-V - 5.5 miles long (Hughes Road to Black River)
Black River, Herkimer/ Oneida County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Enos to Route 72)
Little Woodhull Creek, Herkimer/ Oneida County, 15 miles away
      Class -blank- - 5 miles long (Stone Dam Trail to Kincaid Road)
Ninemile Creek, Oneida County, 15 miles away
      Class II - 6 miles long (Feeder Canal to Stittville)
West Canada Creek, Herkimer County, 16 miles away
      Class III - 1.5 miles long (Ohio Gorge)
Black River, Herkimer County, 16 miles away
      Class I-V - 8 miles long (Farr Road to Enos)
Woodhull Creek, Herkimer/ Oneida County, 18 miles away
      Class III-V - 10 miles long (Chub Pond to Horton Road)
Spruce Creek, Herkimer County, 19 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 6.5 miles long (Salisbury to Dolgeville)
 Ski Areas Near West Canada Creek:
Woods Valley, New York , 22 miles away, 500 foot drop, 3 lifts, 12 runs
McCauley Mountain, New York , 28 miles away, 633 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Snow Ridge, New York , 34 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 22 runs
Ski Plattekill, New York , 53 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 35 runs
Toggenburg, New York , 64 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 24 runs
Belleayre, New York , 65 miles away, 1404 foot drop, 8 lifts, 47 runs
Labrador Mountain, New York , 70 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Dry Hill, New York , 70 miles away, 300 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Windham Mountain, New York , 71 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 46 runs
Hunter Mountain, New York , 77 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 55 runs
 Hotels Near West Canada Creek:
Red Roof Inn & Suites Herkimer, Herkimer , 9 miles away
Hampton Inn Utica, Utica , 10 miles away
Knights Inn Utica, Utica , 10 miles away
Red Roof Inn Utica, Utica , 10 miles away
Days Inn Utica, Utica , 10 miles away
 Campgrounds Near West Canada Creek:
West Canada Creek Campsites, Poland, 3 miles away
Elmtree Estates, Utica, 5 miles away
Elmtree Campsites, Frankfort, 7 miles away
 Trails Near West Canada Creek:
Party Trail, Herkimer , 12 miles away
Forty Mountain Trail, Herkimer , 13 miles away
California Trail, Herkimer , 14 miles away
Stone Dam Trail, Herkimer , 15 miles away
Twin Lakes Trail, Herkimer , 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near West Canada Creek:
Fort Stanwix National Monument, Rome - NY , 27 miles away
Pixley Falls State Park, New York , 22 miles away
Glimmerglass State Park, New York , 23 miles away
Delta Lake State Park, New York , 25 miles away
 Golf Courses Near West Canada Creek:
Newport Golf Club Of, Poland , 2 miles away
Maple Crest Golf Course & Range, Frankfort , 7 miles away
Holland Heights Golf Course, Herkimer , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near West Canada Creek
Hinckley Reservoir, Herkimer , 8 miles away
Mounts Creek Lake, Herkimer , 18 miles away
Chub Pond, Herkimer , 18 miles away

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