An easy Class 2 river run. The creek winds around a large bend with waves and ledges. A nice playspot can be found after the bend, then take out at the second bridge. The shuttle is short enough to walk in a few minutes.
If you're looking for a more adventurous day of dodging terrifying strainers and paddling class II, you can extend your paddle to the fishing takeout on Norton Ave (43.059648, -75.388061). The run passes right through the middle of Clinton and has a mix of flatwater, class I-II+ and a few small surf spots. Class II is generous for everything below the bridge, though there's somehow still enough current to put the strainers in play.
Syracuse Area Runs:
Butternut Creek Chittenango Creek (Cazenovia)
Chittenango Creek (Chittenango) Fish Creek E. Branch (Taberg)
Limestone Creek (Edwards Falls) Oriskany Creek (Oriskany Falls)
Oriskany Creek (Clinton) Owasco River (Outlet)
Salmon River (Section 1) Salmon River (Section 2)
Mohawk Valley Area Reaches
Canajoharie Creek Caroga Creek Cincinnati Creek
East Canada Creek Fish Creek, E. Branch Ninemile Creek
North Chuctanunda Creek Nowadaga Creek Mohawk (1.)
Oriskany Creek (Clinton) Oriskany Creek (Oriskany Falls) Schoharie Creek
Sprite Creek (Upper) Sprite Creek (Lower) Spruce Creek
Timmerman Creek West Canada Creek
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From Clinton head south on 12b until you see a bridge. There will be a turn-off on the left before you reach the bridge which goes to a gravel parking lot. This is the Takeout.
Return to 12B and head back towards Clinton. Take the first right onto Dugway Road. Take the second right onto Lumbard Road and put in at the bridge.
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