Stumpfield Marsh, Hopkinton Lake, and Everett Lake Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Huge trees drape out over the water of this meandering, slow-moving stream. Neither we nor the several other canoes and kayaks that shared this water with us on a June Saturday could detect any current. We could not get over the size of the trees, particularly the white oak and white pine. Some of these stately trees certainly exceed 100 feet in height. High tree-species diversity kept us occupied as we identified red and white oak, basswood, beech, and shagbark hickory, among others.
Except for the campground along Route 108, which does not intrude all that much, the Exeter River corridor provides a pretty serene place to paddle. The lack of development here helps explain why we heard a continuous chorus of orioles singing their melodious song from the treetops as we paddled several miles upriver from Exeter’s Gilman Park put-in. Both the main and side channels provide opportunities for exploring."