Sunday, August 5, 2018 (Launch Time 1:00 PM)
Hinckley Reservoir is located north of Utica on Route 365. We will be paddling on the reservoir. The paddle is approximately 6-8 miles round trip depending on how far the group wishes to go the reservoir or Black Creek. Be sure to bring your spray skirts. Please be sure that you are properly dressed for the paddle and have all appropriate equipment. There are some nice swimming options on the reservoir. We are also exploring the option of having a picnic at the park after the paddle. More information to come.
Note: We typically stop half way through the paddle for a break. Feel free to bring something to snack on. Also, be sure to note the weather conditions by clicking the "Local Weather Forecast" button, and check the website for last minute changes or cancellations.
Directions from Syracuse: Take the NYS Thruway east to exit 31 in Utica. Take Rt. 12 north. When you near Barneveld, take Rt. 365 east. Approximately 4.1 miles from the intersection of Rt. 12 and Rt. 365 you will see South Side Road which crosses a bridge on the right. This is just below the dam. Turn right on to South Side Road and follow the signs to Hinckley Park. The DEC sign for the park says "Hinckley Day Use Park" and it is on the right side of the road across from the entrance.You will have to pay to enter the park.
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.