Quiet Water Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island AMCand39;s Canoe and Kayak Guide, 3rd Edition  by Alex Wilson & John Hayes

Quiet Water Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island: AMC's Canoe and Kayak Guide, 3rd Edition Guide Book

by Alex Wilson & John Hayes (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)
Quiet Water Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island AMCand39;s Canoe and Kayak Guide, 3rd Edition  by Alex Wilson & John Hayes
AMC's fully updated Quiet Water Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island is everything a recreational paddler could ask for in a regional guide. With an all-new layout and design, this easy-to-use guide will help paddlers of all skill levels discover 100 of the best flatwater lake and river trips in southern New England. This edition now features an “At-a-Glance” quick trip planner, GPS coordinates to parking locations, improved maps, and new resources for trip planning and safety information. Quiet Water will appeal to local residents of the region as well as introduce visitors and tourists to new adventures.

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Ashland Reservoir offers a few hours of pleasant paddling along wooded shorelines over deep, clear water. The scenic shoreline harbors many tree species, with white pine and red oak in plentiful suppl ...
Ashland, MA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
This slow-flowing section of the Assabet River flows through an extensive marshland with inlets, islands, and multiple channels to explore. Look for typical wetland species, especially great blue hero ...
Maynard, MA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
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This is a great place for fishermen and for paddlers who don’t mind weaving their way though a stump-filled reservoir. The wooded hillsides and scattered islands lend a scenic beauty. Look for great b ...
Westborough, MA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 333
Babcock Pond lies wholly within the 1,500-acre Babcock Pond WMA. Best paddling is in the spring because mats of aquatic vegetation take over the surface in summer. Look for wood duck and other waterfo ...
Colchester, CT - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
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The Bantam River represents one of the preeminent paddling resources in western Connecticut. Flowing through a 4,000-acre nature preserve protected by the White Memorial Foundation, it’s a great place ...
Litchfield, CT - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
Beaver Brook is a heavily vegetated haven for wildlife, surrounded by suburban Westford. Expect to see cattail, pickerelweed, smartweed, and the usual assemblage of marshland birds. We saw an otter ...
Littleton, MA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 3
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Highly productive Belleville Pond boasts good fishing and great waterfowl habitat. We’ve watched fishermen pull sizable bass out of the pond, and during fall migration, we’ve seen many species of wate ...
North Kingstown, RI - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
Big River flows north on an imperceptible current through a broad marsh rich with wildlife. Look for deer, great blue heron, osprey, muskrat, and beaver. Many species of aquatic plants fill the wate ...
Coventry, RI - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 2.3
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Paddling is slow-going on this weed-choked pond. We saw an otter family here; you could see muskrat and beaver. Canada goose and wood duck both nest here. We watched crows mob a great horned owl.
Andover, CT - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
This is a rare trip where you can paddle in a loop: downstream on a river and then upstream on a canal. In addition to historic sights, you will see great blue heron, kingfisher, and osprey, along w ...
Northbridge, MA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 4
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These small mountain ponds are a great place to paddle when the surrounding valley floors suffer from summer heat. They lie within the Savoy Mountain State Forest, the best place to look for moose in ...
Savoy, MA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
Bowdish Reservoir is a recreation destination, with camping, bicycling, hiking, and paddling available. The reservoir has some development and suffers from road noise, but an unusual plant assemblag ...
Glocester, RI - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
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This small, shallow urban pond is a bird-watching paradise. Expect to see osprey, mute swan, Canada goose, wood duck, great blue heron, spotted sandpiper, catbird, cardinal, goldfinch, and more.
Barrington, RI - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
Buckley Dunton Lake, because of its higher elevation, is a good place to paddle when the lowlands get hot. Surrounding Berkshire hillsides lend a scenic quality, with high tree-species diversity. Mou ...
Becket, MA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
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The narrow Bungay River undulates through what is reputed to be the most important red maple swamp in Massachusetts. Look for Atlantic white cedar, royal fern, buttonbush, and painted turtles. Watch o ...
Attleboro, MA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 2
Families come here to paddle, to hike or bike, or to enjoy the beach at Burr Pond State Park. Paddling south along the eastern shore, you willpass the park facilities, including picnic tables nestled ...
Torrington, CT - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
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This salt marsh is a birder’s paradise, especially during shorebird migration in August. More than 300 bird species have been observed here. The area is off-limits to motors until September 1, making ...
Milford, CT - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
The upper Charles River carves a narrow, undulating path through generally wooded shores, proffering up solitude and beauty. You should see muskrats and myriad bird species. If you’re quiet, you may ...
Dover, MA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 13.4
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Nickerson State Park— one of the largest state parks in Massachusetts, with more than 1,900 acres and 420 campsites draws in many hikers, bikers, and paddlers. If you avoid the peak summer season, you ...
Brewster, MA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
Paddling this section of the historic Concord River, although not a wilderness experience, transports us back to the time of Emerson and Thoreau. This slow-flowing river can be paddled in both directi ...
Bedford, MA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
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