Quiet Water New York Guide Book

by John Hayes & Alex Wilson (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)
Quiet Water New York  by John Hayes & Alex Wilson

445pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 1929173733

This completely revised edition of AMC's popular Quiet Water New York features 90 spectacular quiet-water destinations in New York specifically selected for canoeists and kayakers. From shallow and marshy bays to winding channels, clear and quick-flowing waterways to picturesque ponds surrounded by mountain peaks, this updated guide allows paddlers to explore the great variety of water adventures New York has to offer. Each trip includes expanded at-a-glance summaries listing the maps you'll need for navigation, the distances covered, as well as the types of fish and wildlife that inhabit the area. In-depth descriptions will help you get to locations and detail what to expect along the way, making it easy to find the right destination for you. Experienced paddlers and beginners will find this comprehensive guide to New York's quiet water a must-have companion.

© 2007 John Hayes and Alex Wilson/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Quiet Water New York" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 90.
... Preview: Acabonack Harbor and East Harbor extend roughly 2 miles north-south but offer 8 miles of shoreline to explore, including two principal islands. With limited development, the whole area—rich with fauna ... From the guidebook "Quiet Water New York"
East Hampton, NY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing,Hiking
... Preview: Located almost entirely within the Allegany Indian Reservation, Allegheny Reservoir represents one of the few quietwater paddling resources in southwestern New York. A dam just over the border in Penn ... From the guidebook "Quiet Water New York"
South Valley, NY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
... Preview: Three separate paddling areas await you at Ausable Marsh: Dead Creek, Ausable River, and the marsh between the river’s mouths, all part of a broad delta formed from silt carried by the Ausable as it t ... From the guidebook "Quiet Water New York"
Peru, NY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
... Preview: For observing wildlife near New York City, nothing beats Sullivan County’s Bashakill Wildlife Management Area. The largest freshwater wetland in southeastern New York, the Bashakill’s 2,213 acres prot ... From the guidebook "Quiet Water New York"
Haven, NY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing,Hiking
... Preview: A series of connected reservoirs form the popular Beaver River Canoe Route. You can travel this route, starting at Moshier Falls, paddling east to west downstream through Beaver Lake, Soft Maple Reser ... From the guidebook "Quiet Water New York"
Croghan, NY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
... Preview: A shallow, marshy wildlife paradise, Dexter Wildlife Management Area protects Black River Bay from development. The northernmost wildlife management area on Lake Ontario’s eastern shore, Dexter harbor ... From the guidebook "Quiet Water New York"
Brownsville, NY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
... Preview: Blue Mountain Lake, at an elevation of 1,790 feet, nestles among the High Peaks of the central Adirondacks, with Blue Mountain on the east stretching to more than 3,600 feet. Looking back from the lak ... From the guidebook "Quiet Water New York"
Indian Lake, NY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
... Preview: Backed up against Lake Ontario and only a few miles from Rochester, Buck Pond offers a pleasant escape from civilization. Though most of the marsh lies within earshot of automobiles and motorboats, yo ... From the guidebook "Quiet Water New York"
Greece, NY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
... Preview: Canada and West lakes mark Adirondack Park’s southern end, and although the state owns huge tracts of forest all around these connected waterways, it does not own any significant amount of shoreline. ... From the guidebook "Quiet Water New York"
Caroga Lake, NY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length:
... Preview: Canopus Lake, within Clarence Fahnestock State Park, offers a wonderful paddling opportunity, especially in the off-season. Although the park prohibits gasoline motors, believe it or not, it can get o ... From the guidebook "Quiet Water New York"
Kent, NY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
... Preview: Carmans River and its surrounding marsh represent one of the last undeveloped estuaries on Long Island. The wildest and most pristine of the island’s four major rivers—the others are Nissequogue, Conn ... From the guidebook "Quiet Water New York"
Brookhaven, NY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing,Hiking - Trail Length: 4.5
... Preview: We found three wonderful places to paddle. Paddling left up Catskill Creek, after 1.5 miles you come to a beautiful falls, with water cascading down over a series of broken ledges. We saw flocks of Ca ... From the guidebook "Quiet Water New York"
Catskill, NY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
... Preview: Cedar River Flow remains one of south-central Adirondacks’ little-known treasures. Fed by cool, clear, mountain water flowing out of Cedar Lakes in the West Canada Lake Wilderness Area, the flow provi ... From the guidebook "Quiet Water New York"
Lake Pleasant, NY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
... Preview: We first paddled Chodikee Lake in spring before the mosquitoes hatched out of the extensive marshes surrounding the lake and before more than an occasional angler plied the waters. We found an idyllic ... From the guidebook "Quiet Water New York"
Plutarch, NY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
... Preview: Cliff Lake and the surrounding upland belong to Mirant, but the company allows public access from May 1 though the end of November. We love paddling on this out-of-the-way lake, as it receives little ... From the guidebook "Quiet Water New York"
Bethel, NY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
... Preview: Forgotten by time, the Clyde River gave up much of its water and its character to the Erie Canal. Portions of it still run along with the canal. We do not cover those sections here because they includ ... From the guidebook "Quiet Water New York"
Lock Berlin, NY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 10.5
... Preview: Coles Creek, flowing into the mighty St. Lawrence, has the distinction of being the northernmost body of water in this guidebook. A large earthen dam at its outlet backs up Coles Creek for several mil ... From the guidebook "Quiet Water New York"
Waddington, NY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
... Preview: Constitution Marsh, owned by the National Audubon Society, provides a wonderful location to take children to learn about nature, including forests, streams, and tidal marshes. Three nature trails weav ... From the guidebook "Quiet Water New York"
Cold Spring, NY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing,Hiking - Trail Length: 13
... Preview: The third largest lake in the Adirondacks, Cranberry Lake might intimidate those familiar with Lake George and Great Sacandaga, with their well-defined north-south channels that funnel even modest bre ... From the guidebook "Quiet Water New York"
Fine, NY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
... Preview: Kring Point State Park, one of the first parks on the St. Lawrence River, dating to 1898, offers one of the most scenic campgrounds in the Thousand Islands Region and a wonderful base for exploring it ... From the guidebook "Quiet Water New York"
Hammond, NY - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing