Classic Northeastern Whitewater Guide Guide Book

by Bruce Lessels (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)
Classic Northeastern Whitewater Guide  by Bruce Lessels

448pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 1878239635

Whitewater paddlers, here it is: the best guide to Northeastern whitewater available. Champion paddler Bruce Lessels details more than 90 classic whitewater runs, with route descriptions, charts, put-in directions, degrees of difficulty, and more. A vital guide for novice and expert paddlers looking for the best water throughout New England and New York. Inside you'll find a river chart for trip planning; safety tips, gear, and paddling techniques; detailed maps for each run showing access points, rapids, and river features; class rating, river level, average and maximum gradient, and use of gauges; and Internet resources for updated river information.

© 1998 Bruce Lessels/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Classic Northeastern Whitewater Guide" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 80.
... Preview: This guide includes two sections of New Hampshire's Ammonoosuc River: River Bend to Pierce Bridge and Pierce Bridge to Route 116. Born in the Lakes of the Clouds in the heart of the Presidential Ran ... From the guidebook "Classic Northeastern Whitewater Guide"
Bretton Woods, NH - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: The Androscoggin is not a whitewater river in the classic sense, yet it does have one characteristic that makes it worthy of description: it runs in the summer. When most other rivers are dry, the And ... From the guidebook "Classic Northeastern Whitewater Guide"
Errol, NH - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 20
... Preview: This guide includes three sections of New Hampshire's Ashuelot River: Lower Stillwater to Gilsum Gorge, Gilsum Gorge to Shaws Corner, and Ashuelot to Hinsdale. The Ashuelot has its origin in several ... From the guidebook "Classic Northeastern Whitewater Guide"
Ashuelot, NH - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 12.5
... Preview: This small stream drains the south side of Stratton Mountain and feeds into the West River near the center of Jamaica, Vermont. In character and difficulty the rapids are similar to the Wardsboro and ... From the guidebook "Classic Northeastern Whitewater Guide"
Jamaica, VT - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 3.5
... Preview: The Bantam is traditionally one of the early trips. Along with the Shepaug, it nestles in the western Connecticut hills. Several groups usually run both rivers on the same weekend. The Bantam provides ... From the guidebook "Classic Northeastern Whitewater Guide"
Woodville, CT - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 5.4
... Preview: The Bearcamp is an interesting river located just south of the White Mountains. Depending on water level, it can be run by class II–III boaters, although they will have to exercise caution in several ... From the guidebook "Classic Northeastern Whitewater Guide"
Tamworth, NH - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 3.5
... Preview: This eTrail includes three sections of New York's Beaver River: Moshier Pond to Moshier Powerhouse, Eagle Pond to Soft Maple Reservoir, and Taylorville to Belfort Pond. The Moshier section of the Beav ... From the guidebook "Classic Northeastern Whitewater Guide"
Belfort, NY - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: Big drops, big scenery, big danger, big hike out. For the seasoned class V creek-boater who’s ready for a big challenge, here it is: nonstop rapids at a gradient of 400 feet per mile, with incredible ... From the guidebook "Classic Northeastern Whitewater Guide"
Danby, VT - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 1.3
... Preview: Set in the midst of a dying mill town only a few miles from Lake Ontario, at first glance the Black seems an unlikely location for a whitewater run. But less than 100 yards from the put-in you’ll beco ... From the guidebook "Classic Northeastern Whitewater Guide"
Watertown, NY - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: The Black is a medium-sized river in southeastern Vermont that offers a straightforward trip for advanced beginners. The usual run depends to a large extent on how much water is being released at the ... From the guidebook "Classic Northeastern Whitewater Guide"
Whitesville, VT - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 5.5
... Preview: The Blackledge is a narrow, winding stream that is sometimes used for entering the Salmon. Since it has a very small watershed, it is up only during heavy spring runoffs. When it’s up, standing waves ... From the guidebook "Classic Northeastern Whitewater Guide"
Marlborough , CT - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 5.9
... Preview: The Blackwater is a small, little-known stream that offers a short, racy run between slalom gates made of summer homes. The river is dam controlled, so it is possible to know exactly how much water to ... From the guidebook "Classic Northeastern Whitewater Guide"
Webster, NH - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: Blue Hill Falls is a tidal rapid on the coast of Maine between Penobscot Bay and Mount Desert Island. Since it is not affected by runoff, Blue Hill Falls can be paddled any time of year when the tides ... From the guidebook "Classic Northeastern Whitewater Guide"
Blue Hill, ME - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 0.06
... Preview: There are only a few rivers whose reputations do not overshadow actual fact. Most paddlers commonly exaggerate the difficulty of rivers and rapids to the point that the unsuspecting listener really do ... From the guidebook "Classic Northeastern Whitewater Guide"
Minerva, NY - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: The Chickley runs through the rural landscape of Hawley, Massachusetts. Cow pastures, sugarbushes, and old mill sites are common along the river that takes its name from the Reverend John Checkley, an ... From the guidebook "Classic Northeastern Whitewater Guide"
West Hawley, MA - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 4.4
... Preview: Although Rhode Island is not known as a whitewater haven, it would be erroneous to assume that there is no river running to be had in this state. What the Clear-Branch Rivers lack in whitewater thrill ... From the guidebook "Classic Northeastern Whitewater Guide"
Harrisville, RI - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 4.8
... Preview: About half an hour south of Boston is an interesting tidal rip known to boaters in the area simply as “Cohasset.” This short class II drop has amused summertime whitewater paddlers in and around Bosto ... From the guidebook "Classic Northeastern Whitewater Guide"
Cohasset, MA - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 0.05
... Preview: This eTrail includes two sections of New Hampshire's Cold River: South Acworth to Vilas Pool and Alstead to Drewsville. The Cold is a small, snappy stream that offers nearly continuous current, pleasa ... From the guidebook "Classic Northeastern Whitewater Guide"
South Acworth, NH - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 7.5
... Preview: You’re lucky to run the Cold when it’s completely free of ice, since most of its season is in the late winter or early spring just as the snow begins melting. It’s not unusual for it to run briefly ju ... From the guidebook "Classic Northeastern Whitewater Guide"
Zoar, MA - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 4.25
... Preview: This run epitomizes urban paddling and is the closest class III–IV whitewater to Boston. The river is ledgy, with lots of man-made debris and a nasty breached dam at the end. There are three distinct ... From the guidebook "Classic Northeastern Whitewater Guide"
Concord, MA - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 1.5