Kayak (6-7mi) from intersection of Scoby Hill Road and Cattaraugus Creek (South of Springville) passing Hammond Road Bridge and onto North Otto Bridge. Paddle time is estimated to last about 4 hrs.
Zoar Valley is formed by the main and south branches of the Cattaraugus Creek, this natural boundary between Erie and Cattaraugus Counties consists of old-growth forest, overgrown pastures, open meadows, deep gorges, cliffs rising upwards to 400 feet above the creek bed, sparkling streams filled with salmon, steelhead and brown trout, and rippling water falls. The area often referred to as the wildest, most remote place in Western NY, offers nature at its best; from peaceful serenity to some of the best white water rapids in the country(this must have been from the Tourism Committee).
Meet at Scoby Road Park south of Springville (36mi from Downtown Buffalo) at 9:00am.
Putin GPS Address: Scoby Hill Road Springville, NY
Pullout GPS Address: 10544 N Otto Rd Otto, NY
A shuttle vehicle will be provided at the conclusion of the paddle to transport you back to your vehicle.
The trip will be mostly easy paddling. We should be paddling by 9:30am.
At the completion of the paddle (~2:00pm), we then proceed back to Scoby Hill Road to recover the vehicles.
Afterwards we will proceed into Springville for Wings and Beer arriving about 2:00pm.
Change of clothes/shoes to be left in the vehicle.
10ft of rope to attach to Kayak
Camera, Cell Phone
Basic Survival Gear / Zero Essential
The kayak you plan to use could be any type for this paddle. Your choice.
More info about Zoar Valley can be found at: WEBSITE
North Otto Bridge (From the Aug, 2011 Zoar Valley Float Trip)