Take a Paddle: Finger Lakes, NY Guide Book

by Rich & Sue Freeman (Footprint Press)
Take a Paddle Finger Lakes, NY  by Rich & Sue Freeman

288pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 1930480245

A comprehensive paddling guide to flat-water ponds, lakes, streams and rivers in the Finger Lakes region of New York. Slide the bow of your canoe or kayak across the shore of a grass-lined pond or the gravel shore of a stream. Dip your paddle into the cool, still water and glide downstream to enjoy the solitude and explore hidden pools and alcoves. Perhaps circumnavigate an island, see eagles flying above, voyage through a historic Erie Canal aqueduct, enjoy the splash of fish darting below your boat or spot a deer standing in the creek around the next bend. The discoveries are almost endless from water level.

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Trails from the "Take a Paddle: Finger Lakes, NY" Guide Book
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... Preview: The drive in to this remote, pristine lake was part of the fun. Go slowly and keep a watch for animals. We saw coyote, a large flock of turkeys and a pheasant. Then we arrived at the pond and found pr ... From the guidebook "Take a Paddle: Finger Lakes, NY"
McDonough, NY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 1.8
... Preview: You have a choice here. The first option is to launch into Beaver Creek and paddle through a landscape of cattail marsh and scrub brush, away from busy Port Bay. Or, embrace the diversity and launch f ... From the guidebook "Take a Paddle: Finger Lakes, NY"
Wolcott, NY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 4.2
... Preview: Beaver Lake is a 650-acre park with a 9-mile network of trails and a 200-acre lake dedicated to discovery of the outdoors. Canoe rental ($8/hour) is available on a first-come, first-served basis at th ... From the guidebook "Take a Paddle: Finger Lakes, NY"
Baldwinsville, NY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: Birdseye Hollow Pond was formed by damming Mud Creek. It’s a scenic pond, encircled by swampy areas and teeming with geese. Bring your binoculars and enjoy a day of paddling and bird watching. The po ... From the guidebook "Take a Paddle: Finger Lakes, NY"
Bradford, NY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 0.5
... Preview: Canandaigua Outlet runs for 38 miles from the north end of Canandaigua Lake until it merges with the Erie Canal at Lyons. As the water leaves Canandaigua Lake it follows a 2-mile-long canal with a loc ... From the guidebook "Take a Paddle: Finger Lakes, NY"
Phelps, NY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 15.8
... Preview: Catatonk Creek begins in Spencer Lake and travels south to Spencer, east to Candor, then southeast until it joins the Owego Creek just north of Owego. It is navigable from Spencer to Candor, but we do ... From the guidebook "Take a Paddle: Finger Lakes, NY"
Candor, NY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 10.1
... Preview: This route takes you north on the straight Cayuga-Seneca Canal through undeveloped Montezuma National Wildlife Area lands. Then, you’ll turn west onto the winding Clyde River where mature forests line ... From the guidebook "Take a Paddle: Finger Lakes, NY"
Auburn, NY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 11.2
... Preview: This is a leisurely paddle with much to look at. Along the way, docks offer restaurants, bars and an ice cream shop with outdoor seating, so you may want to plan on a break. From the guidebook "Take a Paddle: Finger Lakes, NY"
Ithaca, NY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 4.2
... Preview: Cayuta or Little Lake is 2 miles long and covers an area of nearly four hundred acres. It’s a clear body of water with a nice mix of developed and wild shores. From the launch at the north end, you ca ... From the guidebook "Take a Paddle: Finger Lakes, NY"
Catharine, NY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: Waters from the Cohocton and Tioga Rivers merge at Corning to form the Chemung River. Downstream the Chemung River joins the Susquehanna on its journey to Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Early ... From the guidebook "Take a Paddle: Finger Lakes, NY"
Corning, NY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 17
... Preview: Once you leave the busy Elmira area, you’ll be in rural landscapes, although I-86 is never far from shore. Waters from the Cohocton and Tioga Rivers merge at Corning to form the Chemung River. Downstr ... From the guidebook "Take a Paddle: Finger Lakes, NY"
Elmira, NY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 12.8
... Preview: The Chenango River comes to life in a swamp near Morrisville in Madison County and flows south for 119 miles through the Chenango Valley to join the Susquehanna River in Binghamton. Its average gradie ... From the guidebook "Take a Paddle: Finger Lakes, NY"
Earlville, NY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 20
... Preview: By the time the water reaches Norwich it is a wider and slower stream. This section is very scenic with forests shading the waterway and an abundance of plant and animal life. You’ll find mostly quiet ... From the guidebook "Take a Paddle: Finger Lakes, NY"
Norwich, NY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 21.9
... Preview: Expect beautiful scenery of verdant farmlands, alder wetlands and forested hills with an abundance of wildlife and a clear water stream with a rocky bottom. Also expect to hear noise from nearby highw ... From the guidebook "Take a Paddle: Finger Lakes, NY"
Wallace, NY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 14.9
... Preview: Paddle west through Deer Creek Marsh, a flat plain with cattails to the right and woods to your left. By early summer the yellow water lilies and yellow irises will be in bloom. Watch for muskrat dens ... From the guidebook "Take a Paddle: Finger Lakes, NY"
Pulaski, NY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 5.4
... Preview: 120-acre Dryden Lake is surrounded by Dryden Lake Park, replete with picnic areas, pavilions, a playground, restrooms, and fishing/observation platforms. It also sits at the midpoint of the 4-mile-lon ... From the guidebook "Take a Paddle: Finger Lakes, NY"
Dryden, NY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 1.6
... Preview: Four small streams drain from marshy areas into East Bay before the waters reach Lake Ontario. You can launch from two of the branches and spend a full day exploring each of the channels. The cattail- ... From the guidebook "Take a Paddle: Finger Lakes, NY"
Lummisville, NY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: The Tioughnioga (pronounced tie-uff-nee-oh-ga) River forms from two main branches—the East and West before reaching the Susquehanna River. The East Branch Tioughnioga River flows through a wide valley ... From the guidebook "Take a Paddle: Finger Lakes, NY"
Cuyler, NY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 19.9
... Preview: 52-foot deep Eaton Reservoir is created by a high dam at the east end. It has three main branches of mostly wooded shores. Cottages are limited to a few spots. This reservoir is stocked with walleye a ... From the guidebook "Take a Paddle: Finger Lakes, NY"
Eaton, NY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: This venture can be done as a linear paddle between Lyons and Clyde or as a loop. The Clyde River has virtually no current, so it can be paddled in either direction. The Erie Canal has a less than one ... From the guidebook "Take a Paddle: Finger Lakes, NY"
Lyons, NY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 21.5