West Branch Farmington River

Otis, Massachusetts

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The West Branch is a great place to explore if you don’t mind portaging over beaver dams. This small stream meanders through an extensive beaver marsh; most New England streams undoubtedly would look much like this if beaver were allowed unfettered access.
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 West Branch is a great place to explore if you don’t mind
portaging over beaver dams. This small stream meanders through
an extensive beaver marsh; most New England streams undoubtedly
would look much like this if beaver were allowed unfettered access.

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

Activity Type: Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: Otis
Distance: 1.3
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 3 hours round trip
Class: Class I
Season: Spring through Fall
Local Contacts: Camping at Tolland State Forest, Beartown State Forest, Granville State Forest, October Mountain State Forest, Chester-Blanford State Forest
Local Maps: Massachusetts Atlas & Gazetteer, Map 45: B19, C19; USGS Otis
Driving Directions: Directions to West Branch Farmington River

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