Tonawanda Creek (Wolcottsville to Wendelville) Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"This section of Tonawanda Creek wanders (literally!) through flat land, offering a peaceful ride through rural farms, fields, and woods. It only reaches developed areas for the last section from Route 78 to the takeout at Ransom Creek in Wendelville. However, it is misnamed. It should be called Mud Creek because muddy water flows between high mud banks. What you encounter will depend on the ravages of the previous spring runoffs and the water level when you paddle. In mid-July we found a gently flowing current, verdant green banks and several logjams and downed trees through which we pushed. The times we needed to portage were minimal. We encountered a few shallow spots (such as just downstream of the village of Rapids) and a few ripples. Keep an eye out for the many turtles and other wildlife, such as beavers, groundhogs, raccoons and deer that call this creekbed home. Because of the mild current in summer, it is possible to paddle upstream and do a round-trip excursion."