Housatonic River New Lenox Road to Woods Pond

Lenox , Massachusetts 01240

Housatonic River New Lenox Road to Woods Pond

Housatonic River: New Lenox Road to Woods Pond Professional Review and Guide

"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."

Housatonic River: New Lenox Road to Woods Pond Reviews

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5/13/2006
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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Trail Information

Lenox
Nearby City
4.3
Distance
Moderate
Skill Level
Day use, camping available
Duration

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Jul 2018