Posted by: bowler1 on Dec-08-12 6:55 PM (EST)
Upstate NY right....get a dry suit. I would not use a wet suit in sub freezing conditions personally. I also would learn to roll if you can't, or paddle close to shore and bring along a cag or somethign to warm you in the event you do go for a swim.
I personally paddle and roll all year long, but use a dry suit.