September Kayaking/Camping Trip Ideas
Posted by: old_user on Aug-17-10 2:42 PM (EST)
I'm trying to plan a 5-7 day kayaking/camping trip in PA, NY or another state in the Mid-Atlantic Area for September. We're what I would consider Advanced Beginner/Intermediate kayakers with previous camping/kayaking experience (including necessary safety experience). We previously took our 15+ ft touring kayaks on a 5 day trip at Indian Lake Islands in the Adirondacks,NY in June and had an absolutely wonderful time. We've had experience on flatwater rivers and open water.
We're looking for a trip where we can "get away from it all", see some wildlife and enjoy some primitive camping, although we would consider a stop at a B&B for a change of pace. We definitely enjoy private campsites vs. campgrounds. If we do a river trip, we'd also be looking for a local outfitter willing to shuttle us.
Any suggestions on where we should plan a trip in September?
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Posted by: MikeT on Aug-20-10 9:22 PM (EST)
Cranberry Lake: http://www.paddling.net/places/showReport.html?1981
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Posted by: old_user on Aug-25-10 8:15 AM (EST)
Thanks, Mike. We've decided to go w/ your suggestion. Cranberry Lake looks perfect. Have you been before?
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Posted by: MikeT on Aug-27-10 7:23 PM (EST)
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Posted by: tjalmy on Aug-22-10 9:18 PM (EST)
the Adirondacks would be quite sufficient.
Posted by: GlenL on Aug-23-10 8:41 AM (EST)
Adks offer uncountable opportunities for a paddling getaway & many feel the area's @ it's best in Sept. You can find hundreds of dispersed, free, 1st come 1st served, waterfront campsites on lakes ponds & rivers. No permit required unless you spend 4 or more consecutive nights in same campsite.
Posted by: MikeT on Aug-23-10 6:45 PM (EST)
Great site, previously unknown to me.
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Posted by: wildernessboy on Aug-25-10 10:10 AM (EST)
The Allagash in Maine may not have enough water in September, you may want to check the water tables for that river. Another great Maine Canoe trip would be the West Branch of the Penobscot River, also in Maine. I will be going on that trip the first week of October. Also, in the Adirondacks there are many trips. I canoed from Old Forge to Blue Mountain Lake. It took about four days, but you can canoe Raquette Lake to Saranac too. The Penobscot has not portages while the ADK would have portages. If you do the ADK trip, get thesmall wheeled rack for the portages. Old Forge to Blue Mtn. Lake there are a couple of heavy duty portages (about 3 miles worth). If you do that one, you should stop at Bald Mountain to hike, and when you get to Blue Mountain Lake, take some dives off of Rock Island! And hike Castlerock which overlooks Blue Mtn. Lake
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Posted by: acre on Aug-30-10 1:25 PM (EST)
I just retruned from a trip on the West Branch of the Penobscot and the water was low but paddlable. Chesuncook Lake is down 12 feet and they are lowering it 5 more feet to work on Rippogenus Dam. It looks like low tide on the coast. I'm not sure when the water will be up again.
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Posted by: kayamedic on Aug-26-10 11:41 PM (EST)
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Posted by: mayoriver on Sep-04-10 8:35 PM (EST)
Have you tried VA and NC rivers? The Dan River has a couple of hundred mile of river that feels like wilderness. I use Three Rivers Outfitters in Eden, NC.
Posted by: papaddlr80 on Jul-10-11 10:04 PM (EST)
The delaware river is perfect for that kind of trip. along the ny/pa border there is a couple of places to camp, but between pa/nj you enter the delaware water gap, national park service. its 40 miles of river with class 1 rapids and plenty of primitive campsites, i think over 100. my friends and i do that every september.