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

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

by Ken Weber

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Overview

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780881504712
Publisher: Countryman Press, The
Publication date: 05/17/2001
Series: Backcountry Guides Series
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments9
Introduction11
Summary of Canoeing Terms19
Massachusetts23
1.Housatonic River25
2.Deerfield River29
3.Lower Westfield River35
4.Quaboag River39
5.Blackstone River45
6.Concord River49
7.Ipswich River55
8.Charles River59
9.North River65
10.Nemasket River69
11.Taunton River75
Rhode Island79
12.Blackstone River81
13.Upper Pawtuxet River87
14.Lower Pawtuxet River91
15.Pettaquamscutt (Narrow) River95
16.Great Swamp101
17.Upper Wood River107
18.Lower Wood River111
19.Pawcatuck River115
Connecticut121
20.Upper Quinebaug River123
21.Lower Quinebaug River127
22.Hopeville Pond-Pachaug River131
23.Shetucket River135
24.Willimantic River141
25.Salmon River145
26.Lower Farmington River151
27.Upper Farmington River157
28.Shepaug River163
29.Housatonic River--Quickwataer169
30.Housatonic River--Flatwater173
Index178

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