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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 August.  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 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

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.

    Dick and Judy- you were missed but it's great that you were abke to spend time with your son and his family. As always, thanks for organizing a great paddle.

    August 25, 2014

  • Deborah D.

    Wonderful- good company, beautiful day.

    August 25, 2014

  • Kim

    Does anyone have two extra adult life vests we could borrow for tomorrow?

    August 24, 2014

  • Dick C.

    Our youngest son and his family are spending several days with us so Judy and I will probably miss the paddle tomorrow. Enjoy Round Lake……and the weather looks great!

    August 24, 2014

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