Quiet Water Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island AMC's Canoe And Kayak Guide To 100 Of The Best Ponds, Lakes, And Easy Rivers

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2014-04-15
  • Publisher: Appalachian Mountain Club Books
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AMC's fully updated Quiet Water Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island is everything a recreational paddler could ask for in a regional guide. With an all-new layout and design, this easy-to-use guide will help paddlers of all skill levels discover 100 of the best flatwater lake and river trips in southern New England. This edition now features an “At-a-Glance” quick trip planner, GPS coordinates to parking locations, improved maps, and new resources for trip planning and safety information. Quiet Water will appeal to local residents of the region as well as introduce visitors and tourists to new adventures.

Author Biography

John Hayes is a dean at the College of Arts and Sciences at Pacific University and has paddled extensively in New England. Alex Wilson is an avid canoeist and naturalist and a widely published writer on energy, building technology, and environmental issues. 

Table of Contents


Map Legend
Locator Maps
At-a-Glance Trip Planner
How to Use This Book
Stewardship and Conservation

Section 1: Eastern Massachusetts
1.Parker River
2.Crane Pond and Parker River
3.Essex Marsh and Choate (Hog) Island
4.Ipswich River and Wenham Swamp
5.Stearns Pond and Field Pond
6.Concord River and Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
7.Walden Pond
8.Sudbury River
9.Puffer Pond and Assabet National Wildlife Refuge
10.Assabet River
11.Ashland Reservoir
12.Whitehall Reservoir
13Blackstone River
14.Charles River
15.Neponset River
16.Weymouth Back River
17.North River

Section 2: Southeastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod
18.Bungay River
19.Lake Nippenicket, Hockomock Swamp, and Town River
20.Lake Rico and Big Bearhole Pond
21.East Head Pond
22.New Bedford Reservoir
23.Slocums River
24.Herring River and West Reservoir
25.Cliff Pond, Flax Pond, and Little Cliff Pond
26.Nauset Marsh and Salt Pond Bay

Section 3: Martha's Vineyard
27.Edgartown Great Pond
28.Tisbury Great Pond
29.Pocha Pond
30.Menemsha Pond and Quitsa Pond
31.Sengekontacket Pond

Section 4: Central Massachusetts
32.Nashua River and Pepperell Pond
33.Squannacook River
34.Beaver Brook
35.Nashua River and Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge
36.Assabet Reservoir (Mill Pond, A-1 Site)
37.Paradise Pond
38.Moosehorn Pond
39.Eames Pond
40.Quaboag Pond, Quaboag River, and East Brookfield River
41.East Brimfield Lake, Quinebaug River, Holland Pond, and Long Pond
42.Millers River, Otter River, and Lake Denison
43.Tully Lake and East Branch Tully River
44.Ware River and East Branch Ware River
45.Lake Rohunta
46.Pottapoag Pond and Quabbin Reservoir, North End
47.Muddy Brook and Hardwick Pond
48.Swift River

Section 5: Western Massachusetts
49.Mauserts Pond
50.Bog Pond and Burnett Pond
51.Plainfield Pond
52.Upper Highland Lake
53.Littleville Lake
54.Housatonic River
55.East Branch Housatonic River
56.Buckley Dunton Lake
57.West Branch Farmington River
58.Upper Spectacle Pond
59.Threemile Pond
60.Thousand Acre Swamp and East Indies Pond

Section 6: Rhode Island
61.Bowdish Reservoir
62.Stillwater (Woonasquatucket) Reservoir
63.Olney Pond
64.Brickyard Pond
65.North Branch Pawtuxet River
66.South Branch Pawtuxet River
67.Big River
68.Belleville Pond
69.Worden Pond, Great Swamp, Chipuxet River, and Charles River
70.Tucker Pond
71.Ninigret Pond
72.Watchaug Pond and Poquiant Brook
73.Pawcatuck River
74.Wood River and Alton Pond

Section 7: Eastern Connecticut
75.Quaddick Reservoir and Stump Pond
76.West Thompson Lake and Quinebaug River
77.Mashapaug Lake and Bigelow Pond
78.Somersville Mill Pond and Scantic River
79.Ross Marsh Pond
80.Oneco Pond and Moosup River
81.Pine Acres Lake
82.Mansfield Hollow Lake
83.Eagleville Pond and Willimantic River
84.Mono Pond
85.Bishop Swamp

Section 8: Southern Connecticut
86.Hopeville Pond and Pachaug River
87.Pachaug River and Beachdale Pond
88.Glasgo Pond and Doaneville Pond
89.Green Falls Pond
90.Powers Lake
91.Uncas Pond
92.Babcock Pond
93.Moodus Reservoir
94.Salmon River
95.Selden Creek and Whalebone Creek
96.Lord Cove
97.Great Island Estuary and Roger Tory Peterson Wildlife Area
98.Pattaconk Reservoir
99.Messerschmidt Pond
100.East River
101.Charles E. Wheeler Wildlife Management Area, Housatonic River Estuary

Section 9: Western Connecticut
102.Housatonic River
103.Wood Creek Pond
104.West Branch Reservoir
105.Lake Winchester
106.Burr Pond
107.Lake McDonough
108.Farmington River and Pequabuck River
109.Mattabesset River, Coginchaug River, and Cromwell Meadows State Wildlife Area
110.Bantam River, Bantam Lake, and Little Pond
111.Squantz Pond

Nature Essays
Muskrat: Denizen of the Cattail Marsh
Osprey: Fish Hawk Back from the Brink
Beaver: Wetlands Engineer
Carnivorous Plants: The Table Is Turned
Eastern Painted Turtle: Quietwater Companion
Salt Marsh: Where River and Sea Meet
Bartholomew's Cobble

Appendix A: Camping
Appendix B: Fish Advisories
Appendix C: Further Reading
Appendix D: Outfitters

Listing of Waterways
About the Authors
Appalachian Mountain Club
AMC in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island
AMC Book Updates

Rewards Program

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