Quebec Brook

Flatwater Paddles

How to Get There

Follow Route 30 south out of Malone and turn right on Route 458, heading west toward Santa Clara. Continue for about 10 miles and turn on Dexter Road. Follow it to its end and turn right on Blue Mountain Road. Blue Mountain Road can be very rough so take your time. Continue down Blue Mountain Road for just over 9 miles to the public access site on the left. Watch for the DEC sign.


Quebec Brook comes out of Madawaska Lake, and this access site is often used for paddling. It is, however, quite shallow in areas, but the brook does widen as you get closer to Madawaska Lake. There is a trail along most of the south side of the brook to allow for portages as needed. From Blue Mountain Road you will be heading upstream, so if there are any rapids you feel uncomfortable with you will be at the base of them.

Type of Launch

Roadside, steep

Type of Carry

Less than 100 feet

Type of Water

When paddling any waterway it is important to know the contours of the stream. There may very well be rapids that you are not prepared to handle. A smaller boat is better for oxbows and navigation.

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