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Old 09-07-2020, 09:55 PM   #1
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Potsdam area recommendations

My wife and I will be staying up in the Potsdam area for several days soon. We both have Spitfire PB canoes. I'm looking for any suggestions on some day trips to explore some flat water areas. We enjoy beaver dams... and an up and back trip. Perhaps someone could suggest a trip or two? I'm aware of the Grass, and Raquette River and Massawepie Lake but are there some other gems up in that area? We'd be willing to drive an ~hour from Potsdam as well. I know that really opens options up for paddling but having someone give suggestions on specific trips helps narrow down the guesswork.

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Old 09-07-2020, 10:13 PM   #2
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From the Carry Falls Reservoir, find the Jordan River on the east side. Locate the old truck road to the north of the mouth, carry to the bridge for access to good paddleable water. You will encounter beaver dams. Get a copy of "Adirondack Canoe Waters: North Flow"
by Paul F. Jamieson for what you seek.

also "Adirondack Paddling: 60 Great Flatwater Adventures Paperback" by Phil Brown

and, no paddler should be without: "Adirondack Paddler's Guide: Finding Your Way By Canoe and Kayak" by Dave Cilley
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Old 09-07-2020, 10:56 PM   #3
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Thanks wldrns, I have those books well.
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Old 09-08-2020, 07:41 AM   #4
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Look into Upper and Lower Lakes WMA
https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/9325.html
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Old 09-08-2020, 10:38 AM   #5
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Look into Upper and Lower Lakes WMA
https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/9325.html
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Old 09-16-2020, 07:02 PM   #6
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All of the reservoirs along the raquette are nice. The smaller ones like five falls can be particularly appealing to paddlers.
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Do any the reservoirs have primitive camping?
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