Swift River

Belchertown, Massachusetts

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The outlet of the Quabbin Reservoir, Swift River provides a wildlifefilled paddling experience. Look for muskrat, beaver, deer, wild turkey, ducks and geese, and songbirds galore.
Quiet Water Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island: AMC's Canoe and Kayak Guide, 3rd Edition

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

by Alex Wilson & John Hayes (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)

The outlet of the Quabbin Reservoir, Swift River provides a wildlifefilled
paddling experience. Look for muskrat, beaver, deer, wild turkey,
ducks and geese, and songbirds galore.

©  Alex Wilson & John Hayes/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: Belchertown
Distance: 4.5
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 4 hours round trip
Class: Class I
Season: Spring through Fall
Local Contacts: Camping at Swift River lean-tos, Wells State Park, Tully Lake
Local Maps: Massachusetts Atlas & Gazetteer, Map 36: N5, 6, O5, Map 48: A5, B5; USGS Palmer, Winsor Dam
Driving Directions: Directions to Swift River

Recent Trail Reviews

8/1/2009
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I do Swift River almost weekly Great place to go if you want a choice and diversity. You can do challenging, or you can do relaxing (up stream or downstream respectively). great for beginners.



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Apr 2018