September 16-18, 2016
Please indicate on the
message board what you are going to bring to
share at the breakfast and the dinner.
Also, indicate what campsite you will be on so
that we will know how many are coming and
where you will be camping.
|Note: Last year some
participants camped on the side of the lake near
the showers (Campsites 138-161). Some of
these campsites are either near or on the water
accessible to Lewey Lake. Some people
opted to camp on the non-shower side of the lake
(Campsites 101 -121) with some sites directly on
Lewey Lake. We have been told that this
year there will be showers on BOTH SIDES.
So it is up to you to pick a campsite.
Also, some campers may be going up on
Thursday. If you are interested in
camping, you will need to make your own campsite
reservations through Reserve America
Friday Earlybird Paddle - If you are
not camping with us and wish to paddle with the
club, please be at the campground by 11
AM. The paddle location will be posted as
we get closer to the weekend.
Friday Dinner - Some people will meet to
go out to dinner on Friday at the Speculator Inn
and others will opt to eat at the campground.
Saturday Group Breakfast -
a campsite to be determined.
Saturday Group Paddle -
Saturday we will leave from Lewey Lake
Campground about a half hour after breakfast
cleanup. If you are not camping with us
and wish to paddle with the club, please be at
the campground by 10 AM. The paddle
location will be posted as we get closer to the
Saturday Group Dinner - The group dinner
will be in the recreation room, if free that
evening. If the weather is nice, we could
also gather outside the recreation room.
Sunday and Monday - You are on your own
for activities on these dates.
Experience Level: September can be cool
and breezy. If you are going to paddle Indian
Lake, you must feel comfortable on open water
with 1-2 feet swells and paddling 10-12
miles. Other easier paddles may be
available. Be sure that you are properly dressed
for the paddle and have all appropriate
equipment. A spray skirt would be helpful.
Directions: From New York State Thruway
you may take the Verona (Turning Stone) Exit 33.
Follow Rt 365 East until the end, then turn left
on Rt 8 north. Alternately you can take the
Utica exit and follow signs for Rts 8 and 12
until they split, then follow Rt 8 north to
Speculator. Take a left hand turn in Speculator
onto Rt 30. Campground is 12 miles north on
Route 30 from Speculator on the left side of the
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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