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Massachusetts whitewater, Millers River

Worcester county, South Royalston to Athol section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     7 miles
 
Rode it today.... lost 5 canoes on it as it rained last night and transformed into Class IV rapids.... Luckily we rescued 1 canoe and all 12 people got safely off of the river. Says K Andrews

The put-in location is a short drive from Keene, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Massachusetts are often easier than in other states,
    so better not forget that a lot of the rivers in this state are suitable for beginners. The South Royalston to Athol section of Millers River in Massachusetts is 7 miles long and has been rated as a class II-III section
by American Whitewater. The beautiful scenery of Worcester County and the playfulness of the water have people coming here. This is a pretty decent length section, good for a one day paddling trip. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good spots for that around here. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds  
nearby. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. A bit of exercise and just hanging out with mother nature will have you coming back for more.

Briefly about the general area:
Going for a hike on the Marlboro Trail is always a good adventure; why not head up to Pine Ridge and strap some skis to your feet. Federation State Forest is a nice site, and during your trip here you'll meet some people from Athol for sure. Coming to this river is always a good idea.

Millers River, South Royalston to Athol 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 Millers River.
 Whitewater Near Millers River:
Millers River, Worcester County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (South Royalston to Athol)
Ashuelot River - South Branch, Cheshire County, 12 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.3 miles long (Troy to Webb)
Minnewawa River, Cheshire County, 15 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4.5 miles long (Marlborough recycling center to Otter Brook)
Contoocook River, Hillsborough County, 15 miles away
      Class II - 5 miles long (Jaffrey to Peterborough)
Otter Brook, Chesire County, 17 miles away
      Class II - 3.1 miles long (Roxbury to Keene)
Ashuelot River, Cheshire County, 19 miles away
      Class II-IV - 3.5 miles long (Ashuelot to Hinsdale)
Otter Brook, Cheshire County, 19 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.2 miles long (East Sullivan to Otterbrook Park)
Quaboag River, Worcester/Hampden County, 20 miles away
      Class II-IV - 5.5 miles long (Warren to Route 67)
Ashuelot River, Cheshire County, 22 miles away
      Class II - 4 miles long (Gilsum Gorge to Shaws Corner)
Ashuelot River, Cheshire County, 24 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.3 miles long (Marlow to Gilsum Gorge)
 Ski Areas Near Millers River:
Pine Ridge, Massachusetts , 12 miles away, 200 foot drop, 1 lifts, 8 runs
Wachusett Mountain, Massachusetts , 21 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 6 lifts, 20 runs
Crotched Mountain, New Hampshire , 29 miles away, 875 foot drop, 5 lifts, 23 runs
Living Memorial Park, Vermont , 30 miles away, 204 foot drop, 1 lifts, 1 runs
Mount Sunapee, New Hampshire , 37 miles away, 1510 foot drop, 10 lifts, 62 runs
Pats Peak, New Hampshire , 39 miles away, 710 foot drop, 8 lifts, 21 runs
Ascutney, Vermont , 47 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 6 lifts, 57 runs
Berkshire East, Massachusetts , 48 miles away, 1180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 45 runs
Ragged Mountain, New Hampshire , 50 miles away, 1250 foot drop, 5 lifts, 45 runs
Whaleback, New Hampshire , 50 miles away, 700 foot drop, 7 lifts, 28 runs
 Hotels Near Millers River:
The Jenkins Inn & Restaurant, Barre , 11 miles away
Monadnock Inn, Jaffrey , 14 miles away
Super 8 Gardner, Gardner , 14 miles away
The Colonial Hotel, Gardner , 16 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Sovereign Hotel, Keene , 17 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Millers River:
Lamb City Campground & Variety, Phillipston, 4 miles away
Lake Dennison State Recreation Area, Baldwinville, 7 miles away
Otter River State Forest, Baldwinville, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Millers River:
Marlboro Trail, Cheshire , 13 miles away
White Arrow Trail, Cheshire , 13 miles away
Red Cross Trail, Cheshire , 14 miles away
White Dot Trail, Cheshire , 14 miles away
Farmers Trail, Cheshire , 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Millers River:
Quinebaug & Shetucket Rivers Valley National Heritage Corridor, Putnam - CT , 42 miles away
Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, Woonsocket - RI , 57 miles away
Otter River State Forest, Massachusetts , 8 miles away
Federation State Forest, Massachusetts , 8 miles away
Rhododendron State Park, New Hampshire , 9 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Millers River:
Ellinwood Country Club Banquet Hall, Athol , 4 miles away
Templewood Golf Course, Templeton , 8 miles away
Winchendon Country Club, Winchendon , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Millers River
Tully Pond, Franklin , 5 miles away
Lake Rohunta, Franklin , 7 miles away
Sheomet Lake, Franklin , 7 miles away

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