In need of the right river!
Posted by: Deadahead1 on Mar-11-14 10:36 PM (EST)
Looking for a river comparable to the Saco river in Maine...
Flat water,clean, camp anywhere but with out all the partying and crowds. I live in Holden Ma. And would travel for a great river.
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Posted by: kayamedic on Mar-12-14 8:48 AM (EST)
Buffalo ( some sections are moving and mild), Current.
Posted by: deadahead1 on Mar-12-14 5:40 PM (EST)
Thanks I will chk that out. I would love to do the Saco during the week but to get my group to take a couple day off from work would be a nightmare.
Ditto on the W.Br.Penobscot....the |
Posted by: bigspencer on Mar-20-14 2:06 PM (EST)
Your in the right area|
Posted by: booztalkin on Mar-23-14 1:28 AM (EST)
Though I have never paddled the Saco, I think you are in the right area to find nice canoeing rivers.
Posted by: rpg51 on Mar-23-14 9:15 AM (EST)
one of the reasons the Saco and rivers like it get that way is because they don't offer any obstacles to the novice paddler. It is amazing how the slightest obstacle will cut out crowds. My suggestion is that you consider developing the skills necessary to travel on class two, maybe three, whitewater and/or that you gear up and travel in a way that you can carry around trouble spots. This will significantly expand the rivers and trips available to you and will take you to some gorgeous places without all the crowds etc. These skills do take some effort to acquire but it ia all very doable and man what a difference it makes.
Put in on the Androscroggin below Errol|
Posted by: kayamedic on Mar-23-14 10:31 AM (EST)
Andro below Errol|
Posted by: acre on Mar-24-14 2:59 PM (EST)
I did this a few years ago and it took 4 hours from Errol to Pontook Dam.
Upper Ct river|
Posted by: acre on Mar-24-14 2:51 PM (EST)
Take a look at the upper Connecticutt River, Colebrook down to wherever
Posted by: ppine on Mar-28-14 6:03 PM (EST)
That is the cry of the canoeist. the right river that is not too far away with plenty of camp spots and few buttheads.
Try the quiet corner of CT!|
Posted by: LukeWhitewater on May-19-14 11:47 PM (EST)
I don't live too far from you if you are in Holden. I an in Northeast CT. From the Worcester area there is never traffic down I-395 to the Quinabaug, Shetucket, and Willimantic River areas. These are all usually class 1 quickwater sections for the most part. Some flatwater near the dams. Good scenery through forest and farmlands.