Some paddlers may wish to walk upstream from the indicated put-in to run a number of large ledges. Otherwise, this is a fun easy Class 2-3 run down to Route 155. Look out for strainers.
Capital Region Area Reaches
Basic Creek Batten Kill Claverack Creek
Cobleskill Creek Fox Creek Hannacrois Creek
Hoosic Hudson (Lock 2) Kinderhook Creek (1.)
Kinderhook Creek (2.) Kinderhook Creek (3.) Kline Kill
Normans Kill (1.) Normans Kill (2.) North Chuctanunda Creek
Mohawk (Upper Cohoes Wave) Mohawk (Cohoes Wave) Poesten Kill (0.)
Poesten Kill (1.) Poesten Kill (2.) Quacken Kill
Schoharie Creek Stony Kill Wyant's Kill
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From Route 20 between Westmere and Guilderland take Route 155 South. Take out at the second bridge. If you pass the New York Dept. of Health Building you went too far.
Return to 20. Turn left to go west. Take the first left after the Guilderland Town Offices onto Frenchs Mill Road. Put In at the bridge, or run the drops above.
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