The longest trip involves putting in just upstream of the culvert under South Johnsburg Road. Immediately after exiting the culvert you fly over a 10 foot waterfall (see photos). I call this 'Pipe Dream'. Be careful to scout the landing first. The next 1.5 miles involves lovely 80 fpm rapids down to the route 28 bridge. From here you have a short stretch of flatwater which ends at a (possibly unrunable) mill dam waterfall - carry on the right. Another mile of boogy water brings you to the 'Black Hole' slide - beware the pinning rock on the right. You can take-out here, or run a short rapid (IV) down to the Hudson River, which has pleasant rapids (II/III) down to The Glen.
Eastern Adirondacks Reaches
Ausable, E. Branch Ausable, W. Branch (1.) Ausable, W. Branch (2.) Balm of Gilead Brook
Boquet (2.) Boquet (3.) Boquet, N. Branch Boquet, S. Branch
Boreas (1.) Branch, The (Boquet trib.) Branch, The (Schroon trib.) Cedar (1.)
Cedar (2.) Cold Deer Creek (Hudson Trib.) Glen Creek
Hague Brook Hudson (0.) Hudson (1. Indian River to North River) Hudson (2. North River to Riparius)
Hudson (3. Riparius to the Glen) Indian (Hudson trib.) John's Brook La Chute
Mettawee Mill Creek (Essex County) Mill Creek (Hudson trib.) North Creek
Pike Brook Poultney Putnam Creek Raquette (1.)
Rock River Schroon (North Hudson to Schroon Falls) Schroon (Starbuckville to Riverbank) Schroon (Warrensburg to Thurman Station)
Squaw Brook Styles Brook Thirteenth Brook Trout brook (Schroon trib)
West Mill Brook
South-Eastern Adirondack Area Reaches
Batten Kill Beecher Creek County Line Brook
Dunning Creek East Stony Creek Elbow Creek
Georgia Brook Glen Creek Holmes Lake Outlet
Hudson (3. Riparius to the Glen) Hudson (4.) Hudson (5.)
Hudson (6.) Jimmy Creek Mill Creek (Hudson trib.)
North Creek Pike Brook Piseco Outlet
Roaring Branch Sacandaga (1.) Sacandaga (2.)
Sacandaga, E. Branch (1.) Sacandaga, E. Branch (2.) Sacandaga, E. Branch (3.)
Sacandaga, Middle Branch Sacandaga, W. Branch (Upper) Sacandaga, W. Branch (Lower)
Sand Creek Schroon (Starbuckville to Riverbank) Schroon (Warrensburg to Thurman Station)
Stony Creek (1.) Stony Creek (2.) Tenant Creek
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The description of the minimim and maximum levels are approx. as there is no gauge on the creek. Instead the gauge is on the Hudson River which it flows into. The best indication is to look at Mill Creek upstream from the route 28 bridge; if it looks runable, it probably is.
Permits are not required for this reach.
To take out on the Hudson River, turn north onto Friends Lake Road from Route 28 in The Glen, go 1/10 mile, park on the left. To take out at the 'Black Hole' on Mill Creek, drive north on route 28 several miles past The Glen and turn right on Harrington Road; travel down this for several miles until you see small signs on the right for the Black Hole recreation area. To reach the put-in, continue north on route 28 to Wevertown (alternate put-in), turn left onto route 8 for 1.5 miles, then turn left on South Johnsburg road for 1/3 mile. Put-in at the bottom of the hill, above the falls or below the falls (your choice).
Ignore the bogus map.
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