Saratoga PLAN Preserving Land and Nature

Kayaderosseras Creek Canoe and Kayak Trail

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.


Kayaderosseras Creek Canoe and Kayak Trail

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 left.

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 and fall.