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Last Updated: 11/2017
STATISTICS

Skill Level:            Class 1 
Estimated Time:    1 hour
Distance:               1.7 miles
USGS Map:  Schaghticoke, NY
 Valley Falls Dam to Schaghticoke Dam
 
Description 
        ​This short reach is more attractive for fisherman than for paddlers.  Fishers should use the Fishermans Lane launch rather than the Valley Falls Dam launch.  Essentially, this reach is flat as a lake.

Valley Falls Dam Portage  Mile 9.3 to Mile 9.1
       The portage is approximately 0.15 miles.  Take-Out on river right above the dam barrier.  Follow the trail up to the grass designated parking.  Follow North Street as it turns left and goes under the bridge.  Climb over the guard rail under the bridge and follow the trail down to the river put-in.
Valley Falls Dam Take-Out - 9.3
Position: 42-54.27 N 73-33.66 W
Boat Launch:
Go right on Bunker Hill Road to a signed parking area on the right, in grass. This site has room for only 3 or 4 vehicles.  Follow the trail to the river.
Take-Out Nearest Address: 
126 Bunker Hill Rd, Valley Falls, NY 12185
Directions ( 11.2 miles, 15 minutes)
From the intersection of Route 22 and Route 67 in NY State.  There is a flashing yellow light and Bensons Family Restaurant is on the corner.
  1. Head west on Route 67 toward Eagle Bridge.
  2. At mile 0.8, cross the river on a metal bridge. Continue on Route 67 West.
  3. At mile 11.0, cross the Hoosic River in Valley Falls. Stay on Route 67 West.
  4. At mile 11.1, turn right onto  Schaghticoke Road.  Follow this to the end at the stop sign.
  5. At mile 11.2, turn right onto Bunker Hill Road. Follow to the end where there is a grass parking area for 3 to 4 vehicles.  Follow the trail to the river take-out.
Schaghticoke Dam ImpoundmentTake-Out - 7.4
Position: 42-53.48 N 73-35.35 W
Boat Launch:
This launch is located on a causeway so you will need to pull to the side of the road, load or unload, and then park north of the railroad tracks on Fishermans Lane.  In late summer you may need to push through some weeds.
Nearest Address: 
Fishermans Lane, Schaghticoke, NY 12154
Put-In Directions ( 13.5 miles, 19 minutes)
From the intersection of Route 22 and Route 67 in NY State.  There is a flashing yellow light and Bensons Family Restaurant is on the corner.
  1. Head west on Route 67 toward Eagle Bridge.
  2. At mile 0.8, cross the river on a metal bridge. Continue on Route 67 West.
  3. At mile 11.0 cross the Hoosic River in Valley Falls.
  4. At mile 12.3, at the stoplight, turn left onto Main Street.
  5. Cross the Hoosic River again.
  6. At mile 13.3, turn left onto Fishermans Lane.  The lane is a gravel road and causeway. 
  7. At miel 13.5, arrive at the put-in/take-out.
Valley Falls Dam Put-In 9.1
Position: 42-54.30 N 73-33.75 W
Boat Launch:
Roadside parking. Step over the guard rail and follow the trail down to the water directly under the Albany Road Bridge.
Put-In Nearest Address:
           15 North Street, Valley Falls, NY 12185
Directions ( 11.2 miles, 15 minutes)
From the intersection of Route 22 and Route 67 in NY State.  There is a flashing yellow light and Bensons Family Restaurant is on the corner.
  1. Head west on Route 67 toward Eagle Bridge.
  2. At mile 0.8, cross the river on a metal bridge. Continue on Route 67 West.
  3. At mile 11.0, cross the Hoosic River in Valley Falls. Stay on Route 67 West.
  4. At mile 11.1, turn right onto  Schaghticoke Road. 
  5. A short distance, turn right Valley Place.
  6. Go to the end.  Continue straight at the Dead End sign under the bridge.  Park on the side of the road.  Launch by climbing over the guard rail and following the trail under the bridge to the river.