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    Oswegatchie River

    Fine, New York

    Oswegatchie River

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    "The remarkable Oswegatchie River upstream (right) from Inlet, an extraordinary canoe wilderness, drains the high country of the Five Ponds Wilderness Area. This is one of the few places in the Adirondacks without motors, so paddlers treasure this place; do not expect to paddle alone here. This trip travels upstream (south) to High Falls and returns. You can paddle several miles beyond the falls, penetrating ever deeper into wilderness, but that has become a little more difficult. A violent windstorm ripped through this section of the Adirondacks in mid-July 1995. Habitat type: twisting wilderness stream through northern boreal forest"

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    Butler, NJ
    Adventurer | 430 pts
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    This is a beautiful paddle. We did the trip from Inlet to High Falls and back in 3 days. Two days of upstream paddling, then one day back going with the current. The river has many twists and turns so at times a mile of paddling will only bring you 1/4 mile as the crow flies. Be sure to bring a nimble canoe. There are numerous beaver dams to negotiate. You need to get out and pull the boat over many of them on the way up, but you can make it over most of them with the current at your back on the return trip. Be sure to see High Falls!
    Oxford, NJ
    Pathfinder | 95 pts
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    Great canoe trip. Very beutiful terrain, Windy river that comes to High Falls which are beutiful . Very nice campsites along the way.

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    Best spring through fall
    New York Atlas Map 94:D1, USGS Five Ponds and Newton Falls
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