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Kayaderosseras Creek from Lake Lonely

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Saratoga Springs, New York

Kayaderosseras Creek from Lake Lonely is a 7.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Saratoga Springs, New York that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for bird watching and fishing and is best used from May until October.

Length 7.5 mi Elevation gain 45 ft Route type Out & Back

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Getting There

Put in at Lake Lonely Watersports, heading toward Saratoga Lake. After 1 mile, take fork right to enter Kayaderosseras Creek heading upstream. You can go as far as 3.55 miles from the start - about 3/4 of the way between the Northway and Route 9 - before a huge tree down blocks the entire creek. You could portage over or turn around to make this just over 7 miles roundtrip.

Lake Lonely Watersports has a bathroom, portapotty, and sells bait/tackle, snacks and drinks.

An experienced canoer or kayaker will enjoy this route, but someone brand new to paddling might find it difficult to navigate the many shallow parts, grass, and downed trees that you have to heave yourself over. On a sunny day, expect about 75% sun and 25% shaded spots, but plenty of places to pull over on the shore for lunch. Lots of excellent fishing - brings your rods & reels!

If putting in at Lake Lonely Watersports, the address is 378 Crescent Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. From Route 9, take Crescent Ave for 1.9 miles. Lot is on right side of road before small bridge. From 87N, take exit 14 for NY-9P toward NY-29/Saratoga Springs/Schuylerville, keep left at the fork to continue toward NY-9P S/Union Ave, turn left onto NY-9P S/Union Ave, after 1.5 miles turn right onto Crescent Ave, then lot will be on your left after 1.6 miles. Coming from 87S, take exit 14 for NY-9P toward Saratoga Lake/Saratoga Springs, take a sharp left off the exit then follow the same directions for 87N. Parking is $8 per car, and that includes use of their boat launch. They also rent kayaks, standup paddleboards, and john boats with trolling motors - but motorized boats can only go to Lake Lonely and cannot use the output stream to the Kayaderosseras or Saratoga Lake due to the shallows.

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Sandy Crenson
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Paddle sports

The Kaydeross is always a nice quiet paddle. If you turn right at the intersection of the creek and go upstream, you can go quite a way up before you hit shallow water or a current. If you make it through the pull under the Route 9 bridge, you will soon come to several other challenging spots (rocky, shallow with a current) that you’ll need to muscle through or be ready to get out and walk. Once you make it through this part, there’s a nice gentle stretch until the creek is blocked. There is only a single log blocking at one end, so it is possible to port over. In the distance after that you can see another swift spot coming. I’d been out long enough so I made this my turn-around point. Always see lots of birds, turtles and occasionally a muskrat.

Rita Holby
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Hiking

we were unable to find this trail for hiking. no signs to enter

Kelly Packard
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First to Review

We love kayaking this route when we're looking for a quiet day, away from boats. Mostly sunny but a lot of shaded spots. For the first mile you're on the Lake Lonely Output stream. Then you can either go left to head to Saratoga Lake or right to follow this trail, which is the Kayaderosseras. You'll need to paddle through some tall grass at the beginning, and over about a dozen downed tree close to the surface. Just before reaching the Kayadeross Ave/Nelson Ave and Northway underpasses, you'll pass a handful of houses on your left and a rope swing on your right but take note - this is all private property. Just before the first bridge, there is a public access point on your right - the Kayadeross Ave E access point at Blodgett Landing. You can put in, get out, or stop here for a rest. Continuing upstream, you'll reach the Northway underpasses for some excellent shade and fishing. You can continue on to the 3.55-mile point until a downed tree completely blocks the creek. It looks easy enough to portage over, but we decided to make this our turnaround point for a 7-mile paddle. Heading back, you'll be moving downstream so relax and let the very slow current do some (or all!) of the work for you. Don't forget to turn left when you have 1 mile left to go - follow the signs for Lake Lonely, otherwise you'll end up among the boats in Saratoga Lake. Saw lots of birds - hawks, a cardinal, a massive bluejay and plenty of others I couldn't identify. I'm fairly certain there was a bear in the woods just after the Northway underpass - nothing else would've made that loud of a sound crunching branches underfoot! Saw several turtles sunning themselves on logs and swimming in the grass, and saw so many huge fish that I regretted not bringing my pole.

Keri Dudek
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Keri Dudek
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Chris Horan
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Tyler Burton
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Lynne Cirtis
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Kelly Morgan
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Susan D.
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John Marcellus
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