I am scheduling a trip north soon, and would love to see this section of the Susquehanna once again. As I haven't done this in more than 3 decades, a bit of local knowledge would be most welcome.
Can I still launch from the hospital parking lot in Cooperstown? Is this likely to be an open course in late May or full of blow downs? How much time should I plan for the trip?
How come no one has posted on Places to Paddle for my home river I grew up on? C'mon now, it's a nice place to spend time.
Anyone wishing to join in would be welcome. Dinner at Brooke's in Oneonta will follow.
Bent Shaft Canoe Paddles
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Posted by: madmike on Mar-21-13 9:41 AM (EST)
I used the Hospital lot last year, and out in below the dam with no problems. There may be some wood, but it is usually not bad. Relaxed 4 hour trip, do not forget to tour the 2 breweries.
Posted by: tjalmy on Mar-21-13 9:28 PM (EST)
I'm sure my son will know, but where are they located?
General Clinton Race|
Posted by: plaidpaddler on Mar-21-13 9:31 PM (EST)
Since the General Clinton Canoe Race is held on Memorial Day the river should be clear from Cooperstown to Bainbridge; all 70 miles. Water level is still weather dependent.
Three easy portages|
Posted by: RedCrossRandy on Mar-22-13 11:53 AM (EST)
The first is at the hospital- 20 yds across the road and back in. The second is at Goodyear Dam- two tenths mile uphill and back down. Third at Oneonta behind the Neptune diner- 20 yds around little 3 ft weir dam.
Wow, I forgot about General Clinton...|
Posted by: tjalmy on Mar-22-13 10:07 PM (EST)
on Memorial Day. Thanks, I may have to attend the festivities in Bainbridge.