Boston Kayaker

Kayaking on Lewey Lake and Miami River - in Lake Pleasant NY

Rating: Three Stars - This kayak trip is my favorite kind where one launches into a lake, and then search an inlet river, the fun of finding it, then paddling up to it.

  Put in at Route 30 ramp
  in Lake Pleasant NY.
Paddle around
  Lewey Lake.
Paddle up into Miami
  River inlet and return.
Estimated round trip
  distance = 4.5+ miles
  Outlet dam
  - breached
Public beach and
  recreation area
Day use fee applies
  to launch.

Disclaimer: It is your responsibility to determine the legality, suitability and safety of this route for yourself.

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The road marker to Lewey Lake on Route 30 in Lake Pleasant NY.
Trip date is July 2015.

The entrance to Lake Lewey Recreation Area.

The launch parking area to Lewey Lake.

I was ready to launch before 8am.

The Boston Kayaker just launched on Lewey Lake.

It was still foggy but I can see 2 kayaks on Lewey Lake.

I veered to my left. The plan is to paddle southwest following the coast on my left.

Happy campers.

Looking to my right.

Continuing my southwest direction.

Nearing the south end of Lewey Lake, I will be looking for the Miami River inlet.

Looking north, Lewey Lake as seen from the south end.

Searching for the Miami River inlet . . .

I can see it now. In front left.

Now on the mouth of Miami River at Lewey Lake.

Paddling into Miami River.
I checked the time-stamps on the pictures and it took me 24 minutes to get here after launching.

Now paddling upstream on Miami River.

At this point, after paddling 20 minutes into Miami River, I decided to turn around and head back.

Just turned around and now paddling north to where I came from.

Entering Lewey Lake from Miami River.

Now at the mouth of Miami River, looking northeast at the rest of Lewey Lake.

Veered to my left to check out the western coast of Lewey Lake.

The western shore of Lewey Lake on my left.

I can see the launch area at the center of the picture.

Landed. Total paddle time was 1 hour and 40 minutes.