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Blueway Trail: Port Henry to Westport

9 Points of Interest

It is recommended that this segment be completed south to north. This route begins in the village of Port Henry, and passes a number of historic sites along the shoreline, including a once industrious brook and a small island believed to be one of several locations where a famous Jesuit missionary was tortured while held captive by the Mohawks. The trails ends in the town of Westport, where paddlers have access to two town parks that include a beach and swimming area.

Launch Sites: Port Henry NYS Boat Launch; Westport NYS Boat Launch

Paddling Distance: 12 miles (19.3 Kilometers)

Insider Tip from Paddlers Cathy Frank and Margaret Holden: "Don't miss the spectacular orange- and rust-colored iron-filled rock along the shore, north of Port Henry. A good place to stop for lunch or a break is Cole Island, a small, forested island owned by the state of New York."

Other Notes: This route is exposed to strong north and south winds and waves.