East Canada Creek

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East Canada Creek
 - left Sprite Creek
Mouth Mohawk River
 - location East Creek, Montgomery County, New York
 - elevation 305 ft (93 m)
Length 34.6 mi (56 km)
Basin 289 sq mi (749 km2)

East Canada Creek is a 34.6-mile-long (55.7 km)[1] river in upstate New York, United States.[2] It is a tributary of the Mohawk River and flows southward from New York's Adirondack Park. The name "Canada" may be derived from the St. Lawrence Iroquoian word Kanata, meaning "village"; the name may also refer to the creek's importance as a trail to Canada in colonial times.[3]


The creek is formed near Powley Place in the Town of Arietta in Hamilton County, where it is created by the confluence of smaller streams. It goes on to form part of the boundary between Herkimer, Fulton, and Montgomery counties. It also flows through the Village of Dolgeville, after passing Dolgeville it enters into Kyser Lake.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-04-05 at WebCite, accessed October 3, 2011
  2. ^ "East Canada Creek". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved August 17, 2016. 
  3. ^ Beauchamp, William Martin (1907). Aboriginal Place Names of New York (New York State Museum Bulletin, Volume 108). New York State Education Department. pp. 91–94. Retrieved August 17, 2016. 

Coordinates: 43°6′0.6″N 74°46′9.5″W / 43.100167°N 74.769306°W / 43.100167; -74.769306