The Housatonic Valley Association has just published a free Connecticut Paddling Guide of nine navigable sections of the Housatonic River with 29 access sites starting from Ashley Falls, Mass., and going to Stratford.
The guide provides detailed maps and easy to read directions. Descriptions of each section of the river include distance, the type of water flow, landmarks, and tributaries entering the section and warnings where necessary.
Other sections of the guide have information on the river’s history, its health, and plant and wildlife species found along the river. The guide also includes tips on boating safety and guarding against spreading invasive aquatic species.
Notes on specific wildlife, recreational areas, historic sites, other pertinent information as well as photos and illustrations are sprinkled throughout the sections.
It is printed on water-resistant paper in two colors with a full color cover and some full color spread throughout the pages.
This guide may be downloaded at hvatoday.org.
For a free paddle guide and Unwind brochure, call 860-567-4506 or visit litchfieldhills.com.