Here are the scheduled Monday morning paddles for the month of September. 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 then hit the enter key.
• Sept 1 - Dunham Reservoir
o Directions: From Troy go west on Route 2 toward Grafton State Park. Dunham is about half way between Dyken Pond and Grafton State Park. There is a green street sign which says Dunham Reservoir on the right side of the road. Make a right turn here and drive down to the entrance to the Reservoir. There is parking and a paved driveway down to the boat launch. There is also a dock. (Judy and I will not be able to make this paddle)
o Google Maps link: http://maps.google.com/maps?daddr=42.75051,-73.484459&hl=en&ll=42.743987,-73.554497&spn=0.113712,0.338173&sll=42.751865,-73.479395&sspn=0.014212,0.042272&mra=mift&mrsp=1&sz=15&t=m&z=12
• Sept 8 - Hudson River – Fort Hardy – Schuylerville
o We will plan to paddle north or to the left. Depending on water levels and currents we can paddle up the Battenkill and after returning to the Hudson, turn right (north) up to the waterfalls. No toilet facilities at the launch site. There is a nice place for a picnic lunch a few hundred yards south of the launch (drive there, toilet facilities available).
o Directions - From Route 4 in Schuylerville go east on Saratoga Street, cross over the canal and turn left on Tow Path. Go 300 feet and then turn right into the launch area.
o Google Maps link: http://maps.google.com/maps?daddr=43.102209,-73.575981&hl=en&ll=43.101672,-73.580718&spn=0.014132,0.042272&sll=43.10208,-73.574785&sspn=0.001766,0.005284&t=m&mra=mift&mrsp=1&sz=18&z=15 • Sept 15 - Hudson River – Big Boom
o Plan to paddle diagonally to the left from launch and up the creek on the far shore
o Directions: Northway Exit 18 east, immediate right on Big Boom Road, go to end.
o 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
• Sept 22 - 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 14 then left (south or east) on route 9P (Union St). Right turn on Crescent Ave just before you cross Fish Creek. Turn left on Garside Lane – NOTE: no street sign but it should be the first left. 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
• Sept 29 - Mohawk River – Kiwanis Park
o Probably paddle to the right initially
o Directions: From I-890 take Exit 1 to Rt 5S west, Kiwanis Park will be shortly on your right.
o 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
Dick & Judy