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Old 10-16-2020, 02:24 PM   #1
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River paddling in the Eastern 'Dacks

As a new paddler to the Adirondacks, I have mostly done lakes in the Saranac and St. Regis lakes areas, but I am interested in exploring some of the rivers near(ish) to Elizabethtown. I've heard that the Schroon River as some good stretches, but I don't want any whitewater. Also the Boquet. Any ideas of good stretches? Don't have to be too long.

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Old 10-16-2020, 06:02 PM   #2
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The Boquet in Willsboro is a nice short out and back paddle to L. Champlain.

Lake Placid you have the Chubb off Averyville Rd (an up and back) and the W Branch Ausable along River Rd from the ski jumps to Rt 86. No WW on any of these.
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Old 10-18-2020, 04:19 PM   #3
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Might want to ask Boghollow if he had a chance to check out any parts of the Boquet.
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Old 10-20-2020, 09:24 AM   #4
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I just realized I have Phil Brown's new(2019) book "Adirondack Paddling: 65 great flatwater adventures", which discusses this a lot!
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Old 10-20-2020, 09:19 PM   #5
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There's a 5+/- mile stretch of the Schroon from the Horicon Boat Launch at the south end of Schroon Lake to a take out right above the Starbuckville dam. No rapids, leisurely paddle. Wide and deep enough for motor boat traffic, but doesn't get a lot. The only bummer is it parallels the Northway most of the way, so you can hear road noise the entire way.
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