We will paddle from Dexter (Delorme page 91 on the bottom) and paddle down the end of the Black River out onto Lake Ontario, called Black River Bay (Delorme page 83). We will spend some time paddling in the Dexter Wildlife Management Area, known for wildlife. This paddle is found on page 371 of the Quiet Waters Canoe Guide/NY.
This trip is NOT for beginners. We will be paddling 8-9 miles and there can be some chop on the lake if breezy (bring your spray skirts). Please be sure that you are properly dressed for the paddle and have all appropriate equipment Bring lunch and snacks, water, gear, etc. Please be sure that you are properly dressed for the paddle and have all appropriate equipment.
Directions: For those who want to caravan and/or carpool, we'll leave from the Gander Mountain park lot, at 12 noon . Rather than have a lot of vehicles with one driver, let's try to put two or more in each vehicle (bring your spare foam blocks, straps, etc.) so come a few minutes early.
For those who want
us there - take Rt. 81 north to exit 46/Coffeen St. Take a left at the
end of the ramp onto Rt. 12F. Stay on 12F to Rt. 180 - take a right to
Dexter. After crossing the river, take the first left on Water Street
and then left on Liberty Street to the boat launch. We should be on the
water paddling by 1:00 PM . We should be off the
water by mid to late afternoon and will probably go out for a bite to
eat at the Barracks in Sackets Harbor.