Monday Morning Paddling

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..

August 11…….. Fish CreekWe 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

August 18……..Mohawk River – Freeman’s BridgeWe will plan to paddle east or to the left and then paddle the Alplaus CreekLunch at The Lighthouse for those that want after the paddleDirections:  Depends on where you are coming from – see Google Maps linkGoogle 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

· August 25…….. Round Lake

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.and possibly up the feeder creek from Ballston Lake at the end of the paddle.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 East to Route 9 and then go right on Route 9.  The new launch will be about a quarter of a mile down on your left.

o Google Maps Link:,-73.7903151/@42.9379265,-73.7959692,16z/data=!4m3!4m2!1m0!1m0

Dick (& Judy)




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  • Deborah D.

    Wonderful paddle. I loved winding up the Alplaus.
    It was nice meeting Tom- hey guy- I'm on the case.
    Lunch and laughs at the Lighthouse.

    1 · August 18

  • Kathy

    What a great new kayak launch at this location. We enjoyed lunch and good company at the Lighthouse Restaurant afterwards.

    1 · August 18

  • Dr. Tom D.

    Thanks again for a totally awesome time. I appreciate the conversation out with Mauren and on the way back with Deborah.

    1 · August 18

  • Jeff

    I enjoy kayaking very much and would like to get more involved but the schedule seems to fit either retired or school schedule. I guess i find it hard to work full time had kayak at 10am on a weekday. Suggestions ?

    August 17

    • Gail M.

      Jeff, anyone from this kayak group can post a meetup. When three people sign up, it becomes "official." You are welcome to post your meetup! Yes, many of us are retired and some work alternative schedules which enable attendance mid-week.

      August 17

    • Gail M.

      Jeff, if you look at past meetups you can get information about the launches that might be helpful to you when planning a meetup, such as parking, type of launch, hours, etc.

      August 17

  • Dr. Tom D.

    Thanks for organizing what will be another great paddle. Pray for good weather.

    1 · August 12

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