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Monday Morning Paddling

  • May 26, 2014 · 9:45 AM

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 May.  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..

·April 28…..Peebles Island

o Let’s plan to initially head south and then turn right to go up to the waterfalls.

There are picnic tables for an after the paddle lunch

o Directions:,-73.677835&hl=en&ll=42.781417,-73.685303&spn=0.051404,0.149002&sll=42.787527,-73.677921&sspn=0.01285,0.037251&mra=mift&mrsp=1&sz=15&t=m&z=13

· May 5….. Round Lake

o 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.

o Lunch after the paddle at The Mill On Round Lake for those that want (it’s just south on Route 9 on the left).

o 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.,-73.788857&hl=en&ll=42.937732,-73.792806&spn=0.012819,0.037251&sll=42.940653,-73.783879&sspn=0.012818,0.037251&mra=mift&mrsp=1&sz=15&t=m&z=15

May 12……Fish Creek. 

We will paddle downstream (east or to the right) from the launchThere are picnic tables for an after the paddle lunchDirections:  Northway Exit 14, east on Rt 9P, left on Meadow Brook, right on Stafford Bridge, kayak launch (The Kayak Shack) on right just over the bridge.  (Notes – If same as last year there be a $3 fee to park and launch – also Mountain Man Outdoors has a facility there with lots of kayaks and gear)  Google Maps link:,-73.695259&hl=en&ll=43.071835,-73.716116&spn=0.02834,0.084543&sll=43.072148,-73.684101&sspn=0.02834,0.084543&mra=mift&mrsp=1&sz=14&t=m&z=14

May 19…..Mohawk River

 Freeman’s BridgeWe will plan to paddle west or to the right, towards Collin’s ParkLunch at The Lighthouse for those that want after the paddleDirections:  Northway Exit 8A west on Groom’s Road (becomes Riverview), left on 146, launch on left just before river.  Google Maps link:,-73.930907&hl=en&ll=42.830471,-73.925114&spn=0.028388,0.084543&sll=42.829669,-73.928697&sspn=0.007097,0.021136&mra=mift&mrsp=1&sz=16&t=m&z=14

May 26…..Spier Falls

o We will plan to head downstream (south) on the river with side excursions as the water level allows

o Directions:  Northway Exit 17 east.  Take the first left on to Fawn Road, then first left on to Spier Falls Road (Route 24).  After a little over a mile Spier Falls Road veers left (Potter Rd veers right).  After you go down the very steep hill the launch will be on your right – look for sign).  Here is a Google Maps link:,-73.738314&hl=en&ll=43.242639,-73.716373&spn=0.02551,0.074501&sll=43.249431,-73.73825&sspn=0.003188,0.009313&t=m&mra=mift&mrsp=1&sz=17&z=14

We hope to see many of you on the water,

Dick & Judy Clark




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  • Nanci

    thanks Dick.. Nice to meet everyone.

    May 26, 2014

    • Luanne H.

      Glad you had the day off and could join us.

      1 · May 27, 2014

  • Kathy

    Thanks again, Dick. It was a great location for a holiday paddle.

    1 · May 26, 2014

  • Sharon

    Will be thinking of you guys

    1 · May 25, 2014

  • Janis S

    Where is this trip launching?

    May 25, 2014

    • Dick C.

      For launch site see directions above and then click on map link.

      May 25, 2014

  • Dick C.

    We tried the 6 mile waterworks once and the paddle it offers is too short for most of our paddlers. Also I recall that there was a longer carry to get to the launch site.

    May 22, 2014

    • Luanne H.

      Thanks Dick. I figured it was a 12 mile paddle seeing that it is the 6 mile water works and all :)

      May 22, 2014

  • Luanne H.

    I have never been to 6 mile water works. Dick would you be willing to schedule that sometime this summer?

    May 22, 2014

    • Kathy

      Luanne, when you're coming into Albany, let me know. Throw the boat on and I'll meet you there.

      May 22, 2014

    • Luanne H.

      Thanks Kathy. Hey, I got on the waiting list for the program in Lake George. She had already filled the other cancellations, but I am first on the list now.

      1 · May 22, 2014

  • laurene O.

    I am brand new--have a kevlar cross breed canoe/kyack--I hurt my shoulder right after I purchased it last year--I was out twice before that happened---but whatever i knew is probably gone. Shoulder is ok post surgery. Laurie

    May 13, 2014

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