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Connecticut whitewater, East Aspetuck River

Litchfield county, Paper Mill Road to Housatonic River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III     4 miles
 
This river is un-runnable too many driveway bridges that will take your head off, no one has input info on this run in 25 years, I live on the river... dont even try Says Nick

The average Connecticut whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be easier to run than those in other states, so keep in mind that the rivers in this state are less demanding. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Torrington, there's a road map further
    down the page with more info on that. The Paper Mill Road to Housatonic River stretch of East Aspetuck River in Connecticut is 4 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class III section. If you'll be staying
in a hotel you're in luck, lodging is available very near the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors have a lot of people coming here. The nature scenery of Litchfield County and the water flowing gracefully down East Aspetuck River have people coming here. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of places  
for that. There's camping available near East Aspetuck River. This is a pretty decent length section, suitable for an afternoon trip.

Briefly about the general area:
Don't leave East Aspetuck River without popping by Lake Waramaug State Park; on a magnificent day it's a great idea to spend the day at Morris Town Beach. Very delightful scenery and glorious skiing is what you get at Woodbury, and if you want to hit the beach, Pine Ledge is in the neighborhood. This river is so great. Take a hike on the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, and East Aspetuck River is a site with many visitors from New Milford.

East Aspetuck River, Paper Mill Road to Housatonic River road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near East Aspetuck River.
 Whitewater Near East Aspetuck River:
East Aspetuck River, Litchfield County, 1 miles away
      Class III - 4 miles long (Paper Mill Road to Housatonic River)
Housatonic River, Litchfield County, 8 miles away
      Class IV - 2.6 miles long (Bulls Bridge Dam to Gaylordsville)
Shepaug River, Litchfield County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.5 miles long (Route 341 to Route 67)
Tenmile, Litchfield County, 11 miles away
      Class I-III - 4.2 miles long (South Dover NY to Gaylordsville Ct)
Bantam River, Litchfield County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 5.4 miles long (Stoddard Road to Shepaug River)
Ten Mile River, Dutchess County, 14 miles away
      Class -blank- - 9 miles long (Wassaic to NY line)
Housatonic River, Litchfield County, 19 miles away
      Class II-III - 22.5 miles long (Falls Village Hydro to Kent)
Housatonic River, Litchfield County, 19 miles away
      Class III-IV - 0.5 miles long (below Falls Village Hydro Plant)
Norwalk River, Fairfield County, 20 miles away
      Class II - 8 miles long (Bridge in Cannondale to Mouth)
Esopus Creek, Ulster County, 25 miles away
      Class II(III) - 5 miles long (Big Indian to Allaben)
 Ski Areas Near East Aspetuck River:
Woodbury, Connecticut , 11 miles away, 300 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
Thunder Ridge, New York , 13 miles away, 500 foot drop, 4 lifts, 30 runs
Mohawk Mountain, Connecticut , 14 miles away, 640 foot drop, 6 lifts, 24 runs
Catamount, Massachusetts , 30 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 7 lifts, 29 runs
Ski Butternut, Massachusetts , 31 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 10 lifts, 22 runs
Mount Southington, Connecticut , 34 miles away, 425 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Ski Sundown, Connecticut , 35 miles away, 625 foot drop, 5 lifts, 15 runs
Otis Ridge, Massachusetts , 38 miles away, 400 foot drop, 5 lifts, 11 runs
Bousquet, Massachusetts , 43 miles away, 750 foot drop, 5 lifts, 10 runs
Blandford, Massachusetts , 46 miles away, 465 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
 Marinas Near East Aspetuck River:
West Cove Marina, New Milford , 2 miles away
Echo Bay Marina, Brookfield , 7 miles away
Pocono Point Marina, Danbury , 8 miles away
Nina Marina, Danbury , 10 miles away
Lakeside Marina, Southbury , 15 miles away
 Hotels Near East Aspetuck River:
Homestead Inn, New Milford , 1 miles away
Rocky River Inn, New Milford , 2 miles away
Red Carpet Inn & Suites New Milford, New Milford , 2 miles away
The Cottages At Kent Road, New Milford , 3 miles away
Newbury Inn, Brookfield , 6 miles away
 Campgrounds Near East Aspetuck River:
Lake Waramaug State Park, New Preston Marble Dale, 6 miles away
Ten-Mile River Lean-to - Appalachian Trail, Gaylordsville, 8 miles away
Wiley Shelter - Appalachian Trail, Wingdale, 9 miles away
 Trails Near East Aspetuck River:
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Litchfield , 11 miles away
Mattatuck Trail, Litchfield , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near East Aspetuck River:
Fire Island National Seashore, Patchogue - NY , 55 miles away
Gateway National Recreation Area, Brooklyn - NY , 69 miles away
Lake Waramaug State Park, Connecticut , 6 miles away
Squantz Pond State Park, Connecticut , 7 miles away
Kent Falls State Park, Connecticut , 9 miles away
 Golf Courses Near East Aspetuck River:
Candlewood Valley Country Club, New Milford , 4 miles away
Richter Park Municipal Golf Course, Danbury , 12 miles away
Pomperaug Golf Club, Southbury , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near East Aspetuck River
Ella Fohs Camp Pond, Litchfield , 2 miles away
Lake Candlewood, Fairfield , 6 miles away
Lake Waramaug, Litchfield , 6 miles away

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