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Last Updated: 5/2018
STATISTICS
        Skill Level:            Class 1 
        Estimated Time:  2 hours.
        Distance:               5.0 miles
        USGS Map:  North Pownal VT
Rock Cut Access to Hoosick Falls Treatment Plant - 5.0 miles
 
Description 

Mile 29.7 - Rock Cut Access is one of the easiest launch sites with plenty of room on a sandbar to handle your boat.  This popular fishing, swimming, and picnicking area belongs to the Hoosac School and is maintained by the Town of Hoosick.

Mile 26.7 - Pass under the Route 22/River Street bridge.

Mile 26.1 - Pass under the railroad bridge. A concrete wall will be on your right all the way to the Church Street Bridge.  Make sure everything in the boat is tied down and PFD are being worn for the Class 3 rapids under Church Street bridge.  For lower waters, put on your watershoes and be prepared to walk your boat under the Church Street Bridge.

Mile 25.3 Pass under a railroad bridge.  The dam is only 0.3 miles down river.
[3] Hoosic Falls Power Dam Portage - Mile 25.0
Position:  42-54.71 N 73-21.60 W
       Take-Out Altitude: 395 feet
       Put- In  Altitude: 378 feet
Description: 
Stay very close to the river left.  Look for a small gravel beach area.  Take out here.  Follow the trail behind a chain-link fence.  Put-In below the dam and fence.
Nearest Launch Address:  
64 Sewer Plant Road, Hoosick Falls, NY 12090
A Close-Up of the Portage Area
The Take-Out at this small gravel beach on River-Left.
Then follow the trail around the dam and chain-link fence.
The river drops about 17 feet over the dam.
Do not under estimate it's danger!
Put-In below the dam, fence, and concrete wall as seen here.
[1] Rock Cut Access - Mile 29.7
Position: 42-51.67 N 72-20.45 W
Boat Launch:
This is a unmarked gravel road south of the parking area on Route 22.  Drive the short distance to the river and launch or take out on the sand bar.  Use the paved parking lot for your vehicle .
Nearest Address: 
21844 New York 22, Hoosick Falls, NY 12090
Put-In Directions ( 0.7 miles, 2 minutes)
From the stop light intersection of Route 7 and Route 22 in NY State.  A Stewart Shop is on the corner.
  1. Head northeast on Route 22 North/NY Route 7 East toward Pine Valley Road.
  2. At mile 0.3, turn left following Route 22 North toward Hoosic Falls.
  3. At mile 0.7, arrive at unmarked gravel road.
If you have trouble finding this unmarked road, find the paved parking lot and then go south on Route 22 a short distance.
[​2] Church Street Bridge Hoosic Falls - 25.9

Position: 42-54.14 N 73-21.10 W
Nearest Address:  
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Put-In Directions ( 5.7 miles, 12 minutes) 
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Hoosic Falls  Rocks under Church Street Bridge
[​4] Hoosick Falls Treatment Plant Launch - 24.7
Position: 42-54.83 N 73-21.43 W
Boat Launch:
Use the access road is on the right side of the power plant. It is signed.
Nearest Address: 
64 Sewer Plant Road, Hoosick Falls, NY 12090
Put-In Directions ( 5.7 miles, 12 minutes)
From the stop light intersection of Route 7 and Route 22 in NY State.  A Stewart Shop is on the corner.
  1. Head northeast on Route 22 North/Route 7 East toward Pine Valley Road.
  2. At mile 0.3, turn left following Route 22 North toward Hoosic Falls.
  3. Follow Route 22 North into the center of Hoosic Falls.
  4. At mile 4.3, in the center, turn right on John Street and quickly John Street turns left and becomes Classic Street.
  5. At mile 4.4, bear left with Route 22 North onto High Street.
  6. At mile 5.3, turn left onto Sewer Plant Road.
  7. Take Sewer Plant Road down the steep hill, across the ungated but frequently used railroad tracks, past an electric substation then, bearing right, to a dam and power plant. The access road is on the right side of the power plant. It is signed.
Turn at these signs.  Bear right after crossing the railroad tracks.
Park at the at sign for Boaters and Fisherman and carry your boat down to the river.
Hoosic River Greenway
         In January 2009, the Village of Hoosick acquired 2.5 miles of abandoned railbed along the Hoosic River in the Village, the heart of the Hoosic River Greenway. When developed, these core parcels and, eventually, additional lands stretching north and south, will provide an entirely new kind of recreational resource for the community. Walkers, bikers, skiers, anglers, floaters, nature enthusiasts and others will enjoy the trail, its natural setting, its sitting and picnic areas, and the Hoosic River.​

For more information visit the website:
Hoosic River Greenway
HRG Trail Map