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Black River, NY - Glenfield, NY to Beaches Landing (Watson, NY)

by  fbhidy

A self-supported trip created by fbhidy

Trip Overview

Day trip from Glenfield put-in to Beaches Landing take-out.

Just over 11.5 miles took 3 hours in a steady moderate to slow current. Plenty of water for paddling, but river levels were moderately low.

Saw a few folks along the banks (there are a few houses and camps along the river, but mostly farmland and scrub forest) but no one on the river until we were within a half mile of takeout where we saw some fisherman.

An idyllic day, partly cloudy and in the high 70s - low 80s with an intermittent light breeze.

Safety Notes

Many, many pilings in river left over from what may have been a series of railroad tressels. 2 small sets of riffles, the second more significant than the first. Unfortunately I didn't pay attention to mileage. Neither was any issue at the water level (lowish) that we paddled.

Gear Notes

I paddled my CLC Lightcraft Chesapeake 18 and my wife paddled her Eddyline Merlin XT (15ft) with great enjoyment!

Trip Details

  • Trip Dates: 8/7/2020
  • Sport/Activity: Kayaking, Canoeing, Stand Up Paddling, Kayak Fishing
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Water Type: Flat/Sheltered Water, River/Creek (Up to Class II)

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