The Connecticut River Boating Guide: Source to Sea

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                               Plan Your Next Adventure
 
Now available in a completely revised edition, The Connecticut River Boating Guide continues to be the classic, authoritative guide for boaters, canoeists, and kayakers on the Connecticut River. This third edition covers the entire ...
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Overview


                               Plan Your Next Adventure
 
Now available in a completely revised edition, The Connecticut River Boating Guide continues to be the classic, authoritative guide for boaters, canoeists, and kayakers on the Connecticut River. This third edition covers the entire waterway from its source at the Canadian border to Long Island Sound, dividing the river into twenty-eight reaches with accompanying GPS-compatible maps. Practical information on boating facilities, ramps, access areas, mileages, difficulty, sources of flow information, and portages makes it easier than ever to plan your next adventure along the river.

 
Featuring:
Guaranteed binding -if this binding fails, thepublisher will replace the book for free
GPS-compatible maps
Mile-by-mile directions that point out key land-marks, navigational hazards, and optional put-ins and take-outs
Information on camping, fishing, and wildlife-viewing opportunities
Sidebars on the river’s natural history, human history, flora, and fauna

This book was authored by, and published in cooperation with, the Connecticut River Watershed Council, the river’s primary watchdog and steward. Council members John Sinton, Elizabeth Farnsworth, and Wendy Sinton thoroughly revised the guide, basing the new maps and text on their latest survey of the river and on the expertise of numerous local river experts.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762740970
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/1/2007
  • Series: Paddling Series
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 460,485
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author


Founded in 1952, the Connecticut River Watershed Council, with headquarters in Greenfield, Massachusetts, is the river's primary watchdog and steward "from source to sea."
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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments
 
Preface
 
Introduction
Authors' Welcome to the River
How to Use This Guide
Boating Safety
 
The River
Map of Connecticut River Watershed
The Four Geographic Regions of the Connecticut River Valley
Geology: Grand Events in the Making of a Great River
River Dynamics and Natural Plant Communities
Connecticut River Fisheries
A Connecticut River Valley History
Animals Large and Small
 
Vermont and New Hampshire
Overview Map of Vermont and New Hampshire
1. Fourth Connecticut Lake to Murphy Dam
2. Murphy Dam to Canaan Dam
3. Canaan Dam to Colebrook
4. Colebrook to Bloomfield-North Stratford
5. Bloomfield-North Stratford to Guildhall
6. Guildhall to Gilman Dam
7. Gilman Dam to Comerford Dam
8. Comerford Dam to Woodsville
9. Woodsville to Haverhill
10. Haverhill to Orford
11. Orford to Ompompanoosuc River
12. Ompompanoosuc River to Wilder Dam
13. Wilder Dam to Cornish-Windsor Bridge
14. Cornish-Windsor Bridge to Cheshire Bridge
15. Cheshire Bridge to Bellows Falls-North Walpole
16. Bellows Falls-North Walpole to Putney
17. Putney to Vernon Dam
 
Massachusetts
Overview Map of Massachusetts
18. Vernon Dam to Turners Falls Dam
19. Turners Falls Dam to Sunderland
20. Sunderland to Northampton
21. Northhampton to Holyoke Dam
22. Holyoke Dam to Enfield
 
Connecticut
Overview Map of Connecticut
23. Enfield to Hartford
24. Hartford to Middletown
25. Middletown to East Haddam
26. East Haddam-Chester to Essex
27. Essex to the Sound (Western Shore)
28. Lyme to the Sound (Eastern Shore)
 
Appendix A: Bibliography
Appendix B: Useful Web Sites and Contact Information
Appendix C: Marinas, Outfitters, and Guides
Appendix D: The Connecticut River Watershed Council
Index
About the Authors
 
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