Join me as we explore the Keuka Inlet at Guyanoga Creek, on the northwest end of the lake where the village of Branchport is located. This is my first time! We can paddle upstream for about 45 minutes to the first set of beaver dams. If no longer passable, we can then return and go downstream toward Keuka lake, through a reed filled marsh which eventually opens into the main body of the lake, before returning to the put-in. Throughout this entire area we will hopefully see several types of bird species, turtles, fish and many other types of wildlife including a possible Whitetail deer sighting. Return time is approximate.
*PUT-IN LOCATION* Off of Rt 54A, on the West side of the creek. Google Sugar Creek NYS Fishing Access Site, Branchport, NY 14418. There is room for only 6 cars and trailers, but it looks like there is overflow parking at the adjacent Branchport Free Library.
If you’d like to rent, contact Reagan’s Canoe & Kayak Livery. The cost is $25 for the day. There is also a $10 delivery charge to the put-in, but if more of you are renting, you can share that $10. Reserve your kayak a week in advance if you can, and comment below if you are renting. I’m told that there might still be kayaks available if you decide to come at the last minute. https://www.reaganskayak.com/Keuka-Lake-Canoe-Kayak-Rental.php or call 607-342-6940 or 607-243-9100 for direct service.
**MUST THINGS TO BRING**: kayak/canoe, paddle, LIFE JACKET, whistle (unless you are renting), water shoes and plenty of water to drink.
* Other things to bring: bug spray, sunscreen, hat, clothes that can get wet (not cotton), change of clothes, towel, etc. Don't carry anything that can't get wet unless it is in a waterproof container. You might also want to bring a band to secure your glasses or sunglasses (I have some to give out), binoculars, and a waterproof camera.
*Also bring a snack or lunch. We’ll pullover someplace to eat.
NOTE: We are near the Keuka Lake State Park. You could plan on going for a swim in Keuka Lake after the paddle. https://parks.ny.gov/parks/67
The nearest locations for a bathroom stop might be the Sunoco gas station in Penn Yann, or at the state park (which is not exactly on the way unless you are driving North).
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