Housatonic River New Lenox Road to Woods Pond

Lenox , Massachusetts

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All of the Housatonic River trips take you through areas rich in wildlife and scenery. This section is especially beautiful and is the stretch of river selected by the Massachusetts Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Sanctuary for their guided river trips. The current is slow, which means paddling is easy with just a few strainers and other obstacles to negotiate. The chance to view a range of wildlife is excellent. Deer, black bear, fox, otter, beaver, and muskrat all can be found here, as can many, many species of birds. This trip is fun anytime during the season. For bird-watching the period during fall migration often offers the most sightings and the best variety. The trip passes through parts of the Housatonic River Valley State Management Area.
Water Trails of Western Massachusetts

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Water Trails of Western Massachusetts

by Charles W. G. Smith (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)

All of the Housatonic River trips take you through areas rich in wildlife and scenery. This section is especially beautiful and is the stretch of river selected by the Massachusetts Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Sanctuary for their guided river trips. The current is slow, which means paddling is easy with just a few strainers and other obstacles to negotiate.

The chance to view a range of wildlife is excellent. Deer, black bear, fox, otter, beaver, and muskrat all can be found here, as can many, many species of birds. This trip is fun anytime during the season. For bird-watching the period during fall migration often offers the most sightings and the best variety. The trip passes through parts of the Housatonic River Valley State Management Area.

©  Charles W. G. Smith/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: Lenox
Distance: 4.3
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: Day use, camping available
Driving Directions: Directions to Housatonic River: New Lenox Road to Woods Pond

Recent Trail Reviews

5/13/2006
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The major features of this trail are the absence of human habitation along the banks and the numerous sightings of beaver, muskrat, swallows and herons. Additionally, we encountered only one other canoe using the trail on a cloudy May Saturday afternoon. With Trail.Com's guide in hand, the put-in and take-out spots are easy to find, and the parallel roads on either side of the water trail (paved on the west side, dirt on the east side) make travel between them easy.



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