Housatonic River Old Covered Bridge to Rannapo Road

Sheffield, Massachusetts

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A nice long run with miles of slow water, pastoral views, and time to enjoy it all. Throughout most of its run through the Berkshires, the Housatonic River gives you landmarks, nicely spaced along the way, to help you figure out just where you are. On this 9-mile-long reach it isn’t as generous. Miles of similar forest and field blend with bends and meanders to make you feel like you’re experiencing, in the words of Yogi Berra, “déjà vu all over again.” This section of river is also a splendid stretch of fragile, precious habitat for many rare plants and animals.
Discover the Berkshires of Massachusetts

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Discover the Berkshires of Massachusetts

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

A nice long run with miles of slow water, pastoral views, and time to enjoy it all. Throughout most of its run through the Berkshires, the Housatonic River gives you landmarks, nicely spaced along the way, to help you figure out just where you are.

On this 9-mile-long reach it isn’t as generous. Miles of similar forest and field blend with bends and meanders to make you feel like you’re experiencing, in the words of Yogi Berra, “déjà vu all over again.” This section of river is also a splendid stretch of fragile, precious habitat for many rare plants and animals.

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

Activity Type: Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: Sheffield
Distance: 9
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 7 hours
Season: Best spring through fall
Local Maps: USGS Ashley Falls
Driving Directions: Directions to Housatonic River: Old Covered Bridge to Rannapo Road

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