Hoosic River Ashton Avenue to Simonds Road

North Adams, Massachusetts

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Short but sweet with a few reaches of slow water and the rest a whitewater treat. The Hoosic River is a shallow, energetic stream that is best run in spring or at other times when the water is up. The streambed is often cobbles, which make running at low-normal flow scratchy and hard on equipment. When the water is right, however, this is a fun river that has some calm stretches and lots of uniform Class I rapids. On the Hoosey, as it is affectionately called, canoes are fun and kayaks are a blast.
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)

Short but sweet with a few reaches of slow water and the rest a whitewater treat. The Hoosic River is a shallow, energetic stream that is best run in spring or at other times when the water is up.

The streambed is often cobbles, which make running at low-normal flow scratchy and hard on equipment. When the water is right, however, this is a fun river that has some calm stretches and lots of uniform Class I rapids. On the Hoosey, as it is affectionately called, canoes are fun and kayaks are a blast.

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

Activity Type: Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: North Adams
Distance: 2.9
Duration: 1.5 hours
Class: Class I-II
Season: Best spring through fall
Local Maps: USGS North Adams
Driving Directions: Directions to Hoosic River: Ashton Avenue to Simonds Road

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