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 August 4th. 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..
July 7…..Stewart’s Bridge ReservoirLet’s plan to first paddle to the left down to the southern end, around the island, and then back up past the launch to a takeout on the right for a picnic lunch. After the lunch those who want can paddle up to the power house.Directions: Take the Northway to exit 16. Turn left. This is Ballard Road. Stay on this road. It will cross Route 9. When you cross Route 9 it becomes Wilton Mt. Road. Continue on this until you can't go any further. You have reached the Village of Corinth. Turn RIGHT. This is now Route 9N. Continue through the village of Corinth. The Hudson River will be on your right. The road will be split into two lanes after you have passed through the village. Stay in the LEFT lane. You will see a sign saying Sacandaga Lake. Turn left here. This is Antone Mt. Road. About 3.2 miles up this road there will be a RIGHT turn which will bring you over Stewart's Dam. Just before you reach the turn for Stewarts Dam (there is no sign), there is a sign on the right that says Powerhouse Road Private. The next right turn is the one over the dam. The pond is to your left and on the right you can see where the whitewater rafting goes when they open the dam to the right. (NO white water where we are going). You will go to the stop sign. This is the North Shore Road to Conklinville Dam. Bear LEFT here and the distance from the stop sign to the entrance to the boat launch is about 1.1 miles. A short ways before the turn, you will see a house with white picket fences on both sides of the road. Just before the left turn into the boat launch there is a curve to the right. The launch is to the left near the end of the turn. There is a big brown sign with yellow writing telling you it is free to all to launch. Turn left and drive in.Google Maps link to launch site: http://maps.google.com/maps?daddr=43.311065,-73.905287&hl=en&ll=43.302196,-73.878679&spn=0.028171,0.084543&sll=43.302133,-73.879108&sspn=0.028171,0.084543&mra=mift&mrsp=1&sz=14&t=m&z=14
July 14…..Mohawk River – Kiwanis Park (note – this is a make-up paddle as a few weeks ago rain canceled this paddle)Probably 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
July 21…….….. Fort Edward/Rodgers IslandLet’s paddle south (right) down to the Snook Kill, a little over a mile on the right. We’ve never paddled that creek so not sure how far up the creek we can go. After the Snook Kill we can paddle back just past the launch site up the left side of Rodger’s Island where the is a nice take-out and park for a picnic lunch. After lunch we can continue around the island (fast, shallow water) if the water permits and then back to the cars.Directions: Northway to exit 17N. North on Rt 9. Right on NY-197. Right on W River Rd just before the Hudson bridge. Left 0.2 miles past the RR crossing onto a dirt road then right into an unmarked town park with a launch.Goggle Maps link: https://maps.google.com/maps?daddr=43.254385,-73.588391&hl=en&ll=43.254018,-73.587456&spn=0.032319,0.084543&sll=43.254315,-73.587692&sspn=0.00404,0.010568&t=h&mra=mift&mrsp=1&sz=17&z=14
· August 4th…… Ballston Lake
o Directions: Northway Exit 11 west, go 3 miles and turn right on Lake Road at Lakeside Farms, go 2+ miles and turn left on Outlet Road. Put-in for the paddle is from Outlet Road where there is a small water access just west of the bridge over the outlet creek. There is room to unload 2 or 3 cars there and to put the kayaks into the water. After unloading the cars, they should be moved to the parking lot a very short walk west of the launch area.
o Google Maps link: http://maps.google.com/maps?daddr=42.956831,-73.848338&hl=en&ll=42.950894,-73.835163&spn=0.028333,0.084543&sll=42.95325,-73.842373&sspn=0.014166,0.042272&mra=mift&mrsp=1&sz=15&t=m&z=14
o Optional lunch stop at the Clark’s home on the south (narrow) end of the lake. Bring a lunch……beer, soda, water and bathrooms will be provided by Dick & Judy. Swimming from the dock if you like.
Dick & Judy Clark