View from Clark L. (Sylvania Wilderness, Ottawa Nat. forest) remote camp from three days ago:
Passage from Glimmerglass L. to Clark L. (Sylvania):
Haunts of Ancient Peace
Yesterday on French Creek and a 2-mile detour up Conneautee creek to see the beaver dam. We had a long discussion if we wanted to go around the dam it looked like some really nice paddling above. The water height change at the dam is about 18” and we wondered what the ride back would be like if that dam opened suddenly. We had 12 more miles till our takeout so we left above the dam for another day.
There was a huge Great Blue Heron sitting on the dam as we approached I was too late with the iPhone to get the perfect picture as it took off.
this is beaver meadow pond in Java, new york. i am waiting for an email reply to see if we can kayak this. if not they do have canoe rentals so we will be doing that.
Nice! We canoe that section regularly! More often we go from Mays Point in Montezuma up to Clyde or down to Cross lake but we still hit that section frequently! Very cool
speaking of Montezuma, are there areas to kayak in the smaller waterways there?
If you put in at Mays point the main Seneca River is bisected in numerous spots by the Clyde River as well as a long narrow trough that was a section of the original Erie Canal. There is a lot to explore heading up toward Clyde.
Howland Island is another spot to get well off the beaten path. Park at the Haiti Bridge(mosquito point) off of Rt 38 north of Port Byron. There is a dec boat launch there and you can cross the Seneca and head up around the island. That’s a longer route if you go all the way around(about 10 miles) but you can go as far as you’d like and turn back