Route 5S , Rotterdam, NY
Monday Morning Paddles are hosted by Dick and Judy Clark of Ballston Lake.
Please abide by their instructions and requests below.
Directions to each location are listed the end.
From Dick and Judy:
Here are our paddles to get us through June. Please plan to be totally off-loaded and in the water ready to paddle at 9:45. If you like, bring a picnic lunch for during or after the paddle (optional). Unless you want to let us know that you are going there is no need to respond by email about whether or not you will be paddling - just show up.
Rain and/or high winds will cancel the paddle and if the weather looks possibly threatening, check your email and we will try and get an email out by 8:00 that Monday morning if (and only if) the paddle is canceled.
For using the Google maps links below to get driving directions, just enter your starting address into the block in the upper left and hit the enter key..
·June 2…...Hudson River – Big BoomPlan to paddle west (right) from launchDirections: Northway Exit 18 east, immediate right on Big Boom Road, go to end. Google Maps link: http://maps.google.com/maps?daddr=43.263956,-73.674488&hl=en&ll=43.280955,-73.670197&spn=0.056486,0.169086&sll=43.272581,-73.674488&sspn=0.028247,0.084543&mra=mift&mrsp=1&sz=14&t=m&z=13
June 9…..Mohawk River – Kiwanis ParkProbably paddle to the right initiallyDirections: From I-890 take Exit 1 to Rt 5S west, Kiwanis Park will be shortly on your right. Google Maps link: http://maps.google.com/maps?daddr=42.846961,-74.013906&hl=en&ll=42.844381,-74.006481&spn=0.014222,0.042272&sll=42.846048,-74.007425&sspn=0.007111,0.021136&mra=mift&mrsp=1&sz=16&t=m&z=15
· June 16…… Round Lake (repeat from May as most paddlers missed this due to weather cancelation)
We will plan to paddle around the lake’s leeward perimeter (if windy) with a side trip down the creek at the south end of the lake.Lunch after the paddle at The Mill On Round Lake for those that want (it’s just south on Route 9 on the left).Directions: From the Northway take Exit 11 and head east to Route 9. Turn left on Route 9 and then take the first right on Goldfoot by the VW repair shop. Go to the end of Goldfoot and turn right. The kayak launch and parking will be directly in front of you. Here is a Google Maps link.
June 23…..Mohawk River – Flightlock RoadDirectionsFrom 787: Go to end of 787. Turn right onto 32 toward Waterford. When you go over the Lock 2 bridge take a left onto 8th St. Go to stop sign. Turn left onto Washington Ave. Cross the railroad tracks and continue. You will pass lock 3 and then a little park. Just past the park on the left, you will see a sign saying Flight Lock Road. This is a dead end road that ends with the boat launch. You will go past lock 4, 5 and 6. Continue to the end and boat launch.From the Northway: Get off exit 8a, Fonda Road, and go east toward Waterford. Cross Route 9 and continue. You will pass a fire house and a traffic light. A short way past the light is a right turn for Waterford. There is a Stewart Store on the corner (kind of hidden by hill). Turn right here. Follow this road down toward Waterford. The sign for Flight Lock Road is blank on this side so you can’t see what it says. the little park is right there. Make a sharp right turn onto Flight Lock Road and follow this to the end past lock 4, 5, and 6 to the boat launch.Google Maps link: http://maps.google.com/maps?daddr=42.807492,-73.714442&hl=en&ll=42.799431,-73.693285&spn=0.028403,0.084543&sll=42.80724,-73.713713&sspn=0.0142,0.042272&t=m&mra=mift&mrsp=1&sz=15&z=14 Optional picnic lunch stop at Colonie Town Park – but excessive weeds may hinder kayak access. Pack a lunch in your boat if you want.
· June 30……. Saratoga Lake / Kaydeross
o Let’s plan to paddle to the right, go up the Kaydeross Creek and possibly to Lake Lonely. Hopefully we can navigate through the fallen trees as we have in past years.
o Directions: Northway Exit 13 to route 9 north. Right turn on Crescent Avenue (not Crescent Street) at traffic light. Drive past Lake Lonely (on left), turn right on Garside Lane. Go to City’s launch site.
o Google Maps Link: https://maps.google.com/maps?daddr=43.051964,-73.729475&hl=en&ll=43.05136,-73.725171&spn=0.015116,0.042272&sll=43.051948,-73.727918&sspn=0.003528,0.010568&t=m&mra=mift&mrsp=1&sz=17&z=15
Dick & Judy Clark