join MITA. The guide book alone is worth the $45, never mind the fact that it gives you permission to camp on many private islands. I did a 4 day trip off Stonington in mid-August last summer and saw only two people the whole time. Great area to paddle. Lots and lots of small islands to camp on, most with short, easy paddles to get to. I'm probably going again this August. Have fun.
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