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The Potholers on East Canada Creek might just be the most beautiful picnic spot in the southern Adirondacks. The name 'Potholers' comes from the worn holes in the granite from the churning waters of East Canada Creek resembling potholes. Some resemble individual bathtubs that some visitors use in the summer to cool off. Small cascades add to the scenic beauty of this spot.
The creek is normally gentle in the summer, however it can be a raging torrent during the spring thaw as well as during periods of wet weather. Parking is available along Powley-Piseco Road on the north and south side of the culvert that carries Brayhouse Brook under the road. The GPS coordinates for the culvert over Brayhouse Brook is N43 16.497 W74 39.898 for those with a GPS devise. There are usually folks camping in the area.
The path to the Potholers is unmarked. From the north side of the culvert, walk about 100 feet along Brayhouse Brook to a well used campsite overlooking Brayhouse Brook at its confluence with East Canada Creek. A short walk on the unmarked path upstream along East Canada Creek will bring you to the Potholers. The unmarked path continues to a scenic spot just above potholers where a calm East Canada Creek is the perfect place for a picnic.
A calm East Canada Creek above the Potholers
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