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Connecticut whitewater, Quinebaug River

Windham county, Below Route 6 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III     0.5 miles
 
Why is this river so badly contaminated with tires and such?† There should be a massive clean-up.† My son and I kayaked it last year and I couldn't believe the stuff thrown in this beautiful river. Says Frankie

The nature scenery of Connecticut and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream will make you feel great. The starting location is a short drive from Willimantic, if you're not familiar with the area there's
    a road map further down the page. This stretch of Quinebaug River in Connecticut is 0.5 miles long and is a class III section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The campgrounds here at Quinebaug River are pretty
good. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way there are not so many other good spots for that around here. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Connecticut are easier than the national norm, so keep in mind that a lot of the rivers in this state are suitable for beginners. There are plenty of hotels here if you want to spend a night, but if you donít have reservations you might end up  
sleeping in your car. This stretch is very short so no need to bring snacks. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well.

Briefly about the general area:
A tour to Mashamoquet Brook State Park invigorates the soul, and Quinebaug River is a location with many visitors from Danielson. Everybody loves Hopeville Pond State Park. Do pay a visit to Quinebaug & Shetucket Rivers Valley National Heritage Corridor since you're here at Quinebaug River, and do take a hike on the Walkabout Trail. Taking a little tour to nearby Nashawaug is a good idea, and Quinebaug River is right by the Border Trail.

Quinebaug River, Below Route 6 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 Quinebaug River.
 Whitewater Near Quinebaug River:
Quinebaug River, Windham County, 0 miles away
      Class III - 0.5 miles long (Below Route 6)
Natchaug River, Tolland/ Windham County, 16 miles away
      Class II-IV - 0.9 miles long (England Road to Route 198)
Clear and Branch, Providence County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.5 miles long (Harrisville to Nasonville)
Whitewater Outfitter - New England Action Sports, Kent County, 28 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Quinebaug River:
Yawgoo Valley, Rhode Island , 29 miles away, 245 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Pine Ridge, Massachusetts , 34 miles away, 200 foot drop, 1 lifts, 8 runs
Wachusett Mountain, Massachusetts , 36 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 6 lifts, 20 runs
Blue Hills, Massachusetts , 57 miles away, 309 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Powder Ridge, Connecticut , 61 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Crotched Mountain, New Hampshire , 63 miles away, 875 foot drop, 5 lifts, 23 runs
McIntyre, New Hampshire , 70 miles away, 300 foot drop, 5 lifts, 11 runs
Pats Peak, New Hampshire , 71 miles away, 710 foot drop, 8 lifts, 21 runs
Mount Southington, Connecticut , 72 miles away, 425 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Living Memorial Park, Vermont , 72 miles away, 204 foot drop, 1 lifts, 1 runs
 Marinas Near Quinebaug River:
Marina at American Wharf, Norwich , 19 miles away
 Beaches Near Quinebaug River:
Woodstock Town Beach, Windham , 15 miles away
YWCA Beach, Providence , 18 miles away
Flynns Beach, Providence , 18 miles away
Browning Mill Pond Area Beach, Washington , 18 miles away
Spring Lake Beach, Providence , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Quinebaug River:
Americas Best Value Inn, Brooklyn , 1 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites Dayville, Dayville , 4 miles away
Knights Inn Plainfield, Moosup , 4 miles away
Kings Inn Putnam, Putnam District , 6 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites PLAINFIELD, Plainfield , 7 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Quinebaug River:
Hide-a-way Cove Campground, Danielson, 1 miles away
Stateline Campresort, East Killingly, 6 miles away
Mashamuquet Brook Campground, Windham County, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Quinebaug River:
Border Trail, Providence , 10 miles away
Walkabout Trail, Providence , 11 miles away
Munyan Trail, Providence , 11 miles away
Ross Trail, Providence , 13 miles away
Narragansett Trail, New London , 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Quinebaug River:
Quinebaug & Shetucket Rivers Valley National Heritage Corridor, Putnam - CT , 6 miles away
Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, Woonsocket - RI , 29 miles away
Mashamoquet Brook State Park, Connecticut , 7 miles away
Hopeville Pond State Park, Connecticut , 10 miles away
Quaddick State Park, Connecticut , 10 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Quinebaug River:
Brooklyn Golf Course, Brooklyn , 1 miles away
Harrisville Golf Course, Woodstock , 8 miles away
Foster Country Club, Foster , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Quinebaug River
Alexander Lake, Windham , 3 miles away
Peck Pond, Providence , 10 miles away
Hopeville Pond, New London , 10 miles away

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