The Kayaderosseras Creek Canoe
and Kayak Trail is a beautiful 6.5 mile paddle through
a diverse semi-rural setting. The Creek takes its name
from a Mohawk Indian description meaning the "the
land of the beautiful lake of the winding river".
The trail is navigable from spring to autumn and offers
a relatively mild paddling experience with two opportunities
for whitewater when the river runs high. Five access points
allow all levels of canoeists and kayakers to choose a
paddle for their ability. Traveling east from Kelly Park
in Ballston Spa, the Kayaderosseras winds its way into
Saratoga Lake. The route provides easy access to Saratoga
Lake, Fish Creek, and Lake Lonely for extending paddling
trips. Parking, launch and recovery sites are carefully
placed and spaced, and the trail is near the major highways
of Routes 87, 9 and 50.
There are several access points to Kayaderosseras Creek
Kelly Park, Village of Ballston Spa
- From Saratoga Springs, head south on route 50 to Ballston
Spa. Go left on Saratoga Avenue just before the bridge.
Follow Saratoga Avenue to the left for _ mile. Turn right
on Ralph Avenue. Kelley Park is on the left just over
the bridge. Park at the gravel lot and carry vessels
down the embankment.
County Route 45, Northline Road -
Heading south on Route 50 from Saratoga, make a left
turn on County Route 45, Northline Road. Drive 7/10 mile
and park on the south side of the road before the bridge
on the west side of the creek. This is an informal launch.
Please pull car well off the road.
Lake Lonely Boat Livery - From downtown
Saratoga Springs: Take Union Avenue toward the Race Track.
Make a right on Nelson Avenue, going past the Harness
Track to the stop sign at Crescent Avenue. Turn left
on Crescent, go over the Northway (I-87). The Lake Lonely
Boat Livery is about .5 miles after the Northway on your
right. Park at the Livery.
From out of town: From Exit 14 of
the Northway, head east on Route 9P, away from Saratoga
Springs. Pass the golf course on the right, proceed to
the top of the hill and turn right on Crescent Avenue.
The Boat Livery is about 2 miles down Crescent on the
Arrowhead Road - From 9P south (Union
Avenue) turn right onto Crescent Avenue. Go left on Arrowhead
Road and proceed to the dead end. Park on the left side
of the road near the trailhead, taking care not to block
private driveways. The trail is about 150 yards long
down to the Saratoga Lake outlet of the Kayaderosseras.
New York State Boat Launch - Take
Route 9P south (Union Avenue) to Saratoga Lake. The boat
launch is the first left after crossing the bridge over
Fish Creek. The state charges $5.00 to park and launch
a boat during summer and on weekends during the spring