This adventure starts on quiet Adirondack Ponds just 8 miles from The Wild Center. The resident pair of loons on these ponds is often spotted along this route. Once entering pretty little Stony Creek travel is downstream all the way to the end of the trip. After traveling for 2.5 miles paddlers will reach the Raquette River and float the remaining 8.5 miles to �the Crusher�. This ease and beauty of this trip makes it a true delight to paddle. This time of year the silver maples lining the Raquette River will be shades of red and purple with falling leaves floating along the river. Lower water levels will provide small beaches making for easy stops along the way.