East Branch Housatonic River

Hinsdale, Massachusetts

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The little-traveled East Branch Housatonic River meanders through an extensive series of wild beaver marshes. Look to the east to enjoy the scenic October Mountain State Forest. Look for deer, otter, muskrat, herons and egrets, ducks and geese. You should see beaver in the evening.
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 little-traveled East Branch Housatonic River meanders through
an extensive series of wild beaver marshes. Look to the east to enjoy
the scenic October Mountain State Forest. Look for deer, otter,
muskrat, herons and egrets, ducks and geese. You should see beaver
in the evening.

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

Activity Type: Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: Hinsdale
Distance: 5
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 5 hours
Class: Class I
Season: Spring through Fall
Local Contacts: Camping at October Mountain State Forest, Beartown State Forest, Tolland State Forest, Pittsfield State Forest
Local Maps: Massachusetts Atlas & Gazetteer, Map 33: D18, E18, 19, F19, G19; USGS Peru
Driving Directions: Directions to East Branch Housatonic River

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