Paddling in Southern New England: 30 Canoe Trips in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut

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This classic guide to paddling the waters of southern New England has been completely revised and expanded with seven new trips.
Ken Weber's guide, in print for more than 20 years, has now been completely revised and expanded. Chapters include day trips on flatwater, selected whitewater runs, and suggestions for overnight trips—with 30 trips in all, there's something here for every level of paddler. Each chapter includes information on put-ins and take-outs, distance, water ...

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Overview

This classic guide to paddling the waters of southern New England has been completely revised and expanded with seven new trips.
Ken Weber's guide, in print for more than 20 years, has now been completely revised and expanded. Chapters include day trips on flatwater, selected whitewater runs, and suggestions for overnight trips—with 30 trips in all, there's something here for every level of paddler. Each chapter includes information on put-ins and take-outs, distance, water conditions, dams and rapids, portages, what time of year to paddle, and what you'll see along the way. A detailed map and a handy mileage chart for each river make planning easy. New trips in this edition include: In Massachusetts: the Housatonic, Westfield, Deerfield, Blackstone, Taunton, and Nemasket Rivers In Rhode Island: the Pawtuxet River In Connecticut: the Upper Quinebaug and Pachaug Rivers The first edition of this book was titled Canoeing Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. 30 trips in all, 7 new for this edition. All new maps and photographs. Suitable for both canoes and kayaks.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780881504712
  • Publisher: Countryman Press, The
  • Publication date: 5/28/2001
  • Series: Backcountry Guides Series
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 186
  • Sales rank: 1,449,167
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Ken Weber, an outdoor columnist and former editor for the Providence Journal, has been paddling the waters of southern New England for more than 25 years. He lives in Greenville, Rhode Island.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9
Introduction 11
Summary of Canoeing Terms 19
Massachusetts 23
1. Housatonic River 25
2. Deerfield River 29
3. Lower Westfield River 35
4. Quaboag River 39
5. Blackstone River 45
6. Concord River 49
7. Ipswich River 55
8. Charles River 59
9. North River 65
10. Nemasket River 69
11. Taunton River 75
Rhode Island 79
12. Blackstone River 81
13. Upper Pawtuxet River 87
14. Lower Pawtuxet River 91
15. Pettaquamscutt (Narrow) River 95
16. Great Swamp 101
17. Upper Wood River 107
18. Lower Wood River 111
19. Pawcatuck River 115
Connecticut 121
20. Upper Quinebaug River 123
21. Lower Quinebaug River 127
22. Hopeville Pond-Pachaug River 131
23. Shetucket River 135
24. Willimantic River 141
25. Salmon River 145
26. Lower Farmington River 151
27. Upper Farmington River 157
28. Shepaug River 163
29. Housatonic River--Quickwataer 169
30. Housatonic River--Flatwater 173
Index 178
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