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Connecticut whitewater, Tenmile

Litchfield county, South Dover NY to Gaylordsville Ct section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-III     4.2 miles
 
You may wish to add a map link from the Ten Mile River page to: http://www.ctxguide.com/ctxguide_122.htm Says Bryan McFarland

If you're coming from Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Connecticut are often easier than in other states, so you'd better
    keep in mind that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good rivers for that around here. The natural beauty of Connecticut and the cool fresh
water attract people from near and far. This is a pretty decent length section, suitable for an afternoon trip. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just being out on the river for a while will have you coming back for more. The campgrounds here at Tenmile are pretty good. This section of Tenmile in Litchfield County is 4.2 miles long and it is classified as a class I-III section by American Whitewater. This is one of a small number  
of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too.

Briefly about the general area:
Gotta ski! Thunder Ridge is a wonderful spot to do that. Enjoy a lazy day on the beach at Mudge Pond Town Beach. Places like Macedonia Brook State Park are good to visit; Pine Ledge is pretty nearby if you're in a beach type of mood. This river is a wonderful place to visit. Going for a hike on the Appalachian National Scenic Trail is always a great adventure, and you'll almost certainly meet some folks from Wingdale here. Squantz Pond State Park is a glorious spot. The amount of rain that falls at Tenmile is close to the national average.

Tenmile, South Dover NY to Gaylordsville Ct road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Tenmile.
 Whitewater Near Tenmile:
Housatonic River, Litchfield County, 1 miles away
      Class IV - 2.6 miles long (Bulls Bridge Dam to Gaylordsville)
Tenmile, Litchfield County, 3 miles away
      Class I-III - 4.2 miles long (South Dover NY to Gaylordsville Ct)
Ten Mile River, Dutchess County, 7 miles away
      Class -blank- - 9 miles long (Wassaic to NY line)
East Aspetuck River, Litchfield County, 9 miles away
      Class III - 4 miles long (Paper Mill Road to Housatonic River)
Shepaug River, Litchfield County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.5 miles long (Route 341 to Route 67)
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)
Bantam River, Litchfield County, 20 miles away
      Class I-II - 5.4 miles long (Stoddard Road to Shepaug River)
Roeliff Jansen Kill River, Columbia/ Dutchess County, 22 miles away
      Class I-III - 14 miles long (Ancram to Elizaville)
Esopus Creek, Ulster County, 23 miles away
      Class II(III) - 5 miles long (Big Indian to Allaben)
 Ski Areas Near Tenmile:
Thunder Ridge, New York , 9 miles away, 500 foot drop, 4 lifts, 30 runs
Mohawk Mountain, Connecticut , 17 miles away, 640 foot drop, 6 lifts, 24 runs
Woodbury, Connecticut , 19 miles away, 300 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
Catamount, Massachusetts , 27 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 7 lifts, 29 runs
Ski Butternut, Massachusetts , 31 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 10 lifts, 22 runs
Otis Ridge, Massachusetts , 40 miles away, 400 foot drop, 5 lifts, 11 runs
Mount Southington, Connecticut , 41 miles away, 425 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Ski Sundown, Connecticut , 41 miles away, 625 foot drop, 5 lifts, 15 runs
Bousquet, Massachusetts , 43 miles away, 750 foot drop, 5 lifts, 10 runs
Jiminy Peak, Massachusetts , 49 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 9 lifts, 45 runs
 Marinas Near Tenmile:
West Cove Marina, New Milford , 9 miles away
Echo Bay Marina, Brookfield , 12 miles away
Pocono Point Marina, Danbury , 13 miles away
Nina Marina, Danbury , 13 miles away
 Beaches Near Tenmile:
Pine Ledge, Fairfield , 7 miles away
Mudge Pond Town Beach, Litchfield , 14 miles away
 Hotels Near Tenmile:
The Cottages At Kent Road, New Milford , 6 miles away
Red Carpet Inn & Suites New Milford, New Milford , 6 miles away
Rocky River Inn, New Milford , 7 miles away
Newbury Inn, Brookfield , 11 miles away
Maron Hotel & Suites, Danbury , 12 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Tenmile:
Ten-Mile River Lean-to - Appalachian Trail, Gaylordsville, 1 miles away
Wiley Shelter - Appalachian Trail, Wingdale, 1 miles away
Mt Algo Lean-to - Appalachian Trail, Kent, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Tenmile:
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Litchfield , 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Tenmile:
Fire Island National Seashore, Patchogue - NY , 62 miles away
Gateway National Recreation Area, Brooklyn - NY , 67 miles away
Macedonia Brook State Park, Connecticut , 7 miles away
Squantz Pond State Park, Connecticut , 8 miles away
Lake Waramaug State Park, Connecticut , 10 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Tenmile:
Dutcher Golf Course, Pawling , 7 miles away
Windings, Patterson , 8 miles away
Candlewood Valley Country Club, New Milford , 9 miles away
 Lakes Near Tenmile
Hilltop Pond, Litchfield , 7 miles away
Squantz Pond, Fairfield , 8 miles away
Ella Fohs Camp Pond, Litchfield , 8 miles away

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