take a paddle finger lakes kayaking and canoeing

 77 Maps, 20 pictures
288 pages
Size - 5.5" X 8.5"

ISBN# -  1-930480-24-5

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Take A Paddle - Finger Lakes
New York Quiet Water for Canoes & Kayaks




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Suggestions for Picking the Right Place to Paddle in the Finger Lakes & Central Regions of New York State

 You're thinking of going paddling in the Finger Lakes Region, or maybe in part of Central New York, but you are clueless about where to go. That's not unusual. There are so many options that picking the right place can be an overwhelming task. Let's narrow it down. Below you'll find suggestions on some of the best places to head if you are looking for:

Every single one of these options (and many more) are mapped and detailed in the guidebook "Take A Paddle - Finger Lakes New York Quiet Water for Canoes and Kayaks."

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A Comprehensive Paddling Guide to Flat-Water Ponds, Lakes, Streams and Rivers in the Finger Lakes Region of New York

Slide the bow of your canoe or kayak across the shore of a grass-lined pond or the gravel shore of a stream. Dip your paddle into the cool, still water and glide downstream to enjoy the solitude and explore hidden pools and alcoves. Perhaps circumnavigate an island, see eagles flying above, voyage through an historic Erie Canal aqueduct, enjoy the splash of fish darting below your boat or spot a deer standing in the creek around the next bend. The discoveries are almost endless from water level.

Take a Paddle - Finger Lakes, New York Quiet Water for Canoes & Kayaks is a map-filled guide for beginning and intermediate paddlers. And for anyone who enjoys the pleasures of a flat-water paddle. It will lead you to 35 ponds and small lakes and over 370 miles of streams and rivers.


Paddling Locations   

Paddles in Ontario, Wayne, Yates, Seneca and Cayuga Counties

1    Hemlock & Canadice Lakes   
2    Honeoye Inlet
3    West River Marsh   
4    Canandaigua Outlet (Manchester to Lyons)  
5    Explore Erie Canal History (Macedon to Palmyra)
6    Ganargua Creek (Palmyra to Lyons)  
7    Erie Canal & Clyde River (Lyons to Clyde)   

8    Salmon Creek to Maxwell Bay       MAP 
9    Metz Pond      
10  East Bay, Mudge Creek & Chimney Bluffs    User Comments
11  Wolcott Creek               
12  Beaver Creek  
13  Red Creek Marsh   Happy Valley Ponds
14  Sterling Valley Creek & Sterling Creek     
15  Parker Pond    
16  Otter Lake       
17  Seneca River (Around Howland Island)  
18  Owasco Outlet (Throopsville to Seneca River/Erie Canal)    
19  Cayuga/Seneca Canal - Clyde River - Erie Canal Loop      
20  Owasco Inlet  

Paddles in Onondaga, Oneida, Madison and Oswego  Counties
21  Lake Neatahwanta        
22  Ox Creek         
23  Oswego River (Phoenix to Fulton)  
24  Oneida River (Caughdenoy Dam to Route 481)        
25  Deer Creek      
26  Kasoag Lake & Green Pond      
27  Happy Valley Ponds    
28  Westdale Marsh via West Branch Fish Creek     
29  Beaver Lake   
30  Nine Mile Creek (Camillus to Amboy)
31  Old Erie Canal (DeWitt to Canastota)            
32  Jamesville Reservoir & Butternut Creek   
33  Tully & Song Lakes     
34  Labrador Pond      
35  Spruce Pond  
36  Eaton Reservoir              
37  LeLand Pond 
38  Lake Moraine (Madison Reservoir)
39  Sangerfield River (Ninemile Swamp) 

Paddles in Cortland, Chenango and Broome Counties
40  Unadilla River (Leonardsville to South New Berlin)   
41  Hunt's Pond  
42  Chenango River (Earlville to Norwich)               
43  Chenango River (South of Norwich to Greene) 
44  Guilford Lake 
45  Balsam Pond                 
46  Long Pond     
47  Green, Goodale & Upper Little York Lakes 
48  East Branch Tioughnioga River (Cuyler to Cortland)              
49  Glover Pond   
50  Otselic River (Cincinnatus to Whitney Point)    
51  Tioughnioga River (Marathon to Chenango Forks)    
52  Nanticoke Lake       

Paddles in Steuben, Schuyler, Chemung, Tompkins and Tioga Counties
53  Dryden Lake  Ninemile Creek going under the Old Erie Canal Aqueduct
54  Cayuga Lake Inlet       
55  Catatonk Creek (Candor to Owego) 
56  Susquehanna River (Circumnavigate Hiawatha Island) 
57  Cayuta Lake   
58  Waneta & Lamoka Lakes      
59  Birdseye Hollow Pond        
60  Cohocton River (Wallace to Bath)     
61  Tioga River (Tioga Junction, PA to Presho, NY)        
62  Chemung River (Corning to Elmira)   
63  Chemung River (Elmira to the PA border)     
64  Park Station Lake - Beaver Pond      

Canoe & Kayak Rentals  
Guided Paddling Tours    
Canoe/Kayak Storage Systems 
Shuttles &/or Liveries
Paddling Clubs
Paddling Instruction 
Flow Gages 
Waterways by Level of Difficulty 
Waterways by Length  
Waterways by Season  
On-site Camping Available
Round-trip Paddling Possible

Commercial Shuttles Available
Word Index 
About the Authors

Head out for a fun adventure knowing:

where multiple launch and take-out sites are located

  the difficulty level of each waterway

where to view current water conditions on the Internet

the approximate time it will take to paddle

amenities and fun diversions found nearby for yourself and your children

where to camp next to or near the waterway

when is the best season to paddle each waterway

where to rent canoes or kayaks

where to find commercial shuttle services


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77 Maps, 20 pictures
288 pages
Size - 5.5" X 8.5"

ISBN# -  1-930480-24-5