Owasco Lake Inlet
Launch time is 1:00 PM

Sunday,  July 4, 2010

Notice:  The trip originally scheduled for this date was to Sylvan Beach.  However, because it is a holiday weekend, the feeling is that this area will be power boat city.  So we have moved this trip to the Owasco Lake inlet.

We will paddle upstream on the inlet. We will meet at 1:00 PM (See Directions Below). Please be sure that you are properly dressed for the paddle and have all appropriate equipment. We will also plan on eating after the paddle at the Cascade Grill Restaurant if we can get in.

Directions from Syracuse: Take Route 5 or Route 20 West from Syracuse. In Auburn, take Route 38 South. The route takes a couple of turns as you pass through Auburn, so watch for the Route 38 signs. Near the north end of the lake there is a traffic circle. Approximately 11.3 miles south of that traffic circle on Route 38 there is a small road sign that says "Cascade". Your turn is one tenth of a mile south of that sign on the left. The turn will take you to a restaurant and a marina. After the turn, you will go down a short hill. Keep to the right past the Cascade Grill Restaurant. You will follow a gravel road to launch point. Look for the sign on right of the entrance to this gravel road that says "Cayuga County Parks & Trails". The GPS coordinates of the launch point are N42° 45.298 and W076° 27.845.

Directions from the West: Take Route 5 or Route 20 into Auburn and follow the directions above.

Please Note: Directions for each trip are provided to help people unfamiliar with the area to find the location of the trip. They are not meant to necessarily be the most direct route from your own location.

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X marks the spot of launching