Long Lake to Raquette Falls and back?

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  • #165
    Ventoracing
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    I’m thinking of a 2 day round trip from the Long Lake DEC boat launch going North to the Raquette River and continuing to the Raquette Falls Carry. I estimate this to be about 14 miles. I plan to spend the night at one of the lean-to in that area and return to the Long Lake boat launch the next day.

    Question: I’ve never paddled the Raquette River, so is it possible to easily paddle back upstream from the Upper Falls back to Long Lake?

    Thanks in advance.

    Michael

    #405
    Kalmia
    Member

    Michael The Raquette River is flatwater with some current. It is possible to paddle upstream, although upstream will be slower going depending on water levels and the strength of the paddler. It’s a good idea to check the wind and weather forecast – Long Lake is big enough to be challenging with a stiff headwind. – K

    #406
    Ventoracing
    Participant

    Thanks Kalmia. Based on your feedback, I think I will try the trip I outline above.

    See you on the trail!

    Michael

    #407
    Ventoracing
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    Thanks Kalmia. Based on your feedback, I think I will try the trip I outline above.

    See you on the trail!

    Michael

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