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Rhode Island whitewater, Clear and Branch

Providence county, Harrisville to Nasonville section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     7.5 miles
  The scenic beauty of Rhode Island and the playfulness of the water attract people from near and far. The Harrisville to Nasonville section of Clear and Branch in Rhode Island is 7.5 miles long and has been rated as a class I-II section by American Whitewater. The starting location is a short drive from Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. There are a few other
    stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. 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. There's camping available near Clear and Branch. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great attractions for lots of people.

Briefly about the general area:
Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor is a wonderful national park, and Upton State Forest is worth going to. On a pretty day you can visit Flynns Beach in the vicinity of Clear and Branch; a short trip to Boiling Spring is
 
always worthwhile. This river is always fun. The Ross Trail offers hiking at its best, and don't leave without stopping by Quaddick State Park. Clear and Branch is right by the Walkabout Trail, and Clear and Branch is not far at all from Oakland. Be careful coming to Clear and Branch, you might not ever wanna return home again. A day at pretty Spring Lake Beach in the vicinity of Clear and Branch is a magnificent thing to do. Clear and Branch gets a large amount of water. November is when you get the most rain here while February is the month with the least amount of precipitation.

Clear and Branch, Harrisville to Nasonville 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 Clear and Branch.
 Whitewater Near Clear and Branch:
Clear and Branch, Providence County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.5 miles long (Harrisville to Nasonville)
Whitewater Outfitter - New England Action Sports, Kent County, 17 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Quinebaug River, Windham County, 19 miles away
      Class III - 0.5 miles long (Below Route 6)
Assabet River, Middlesex/Worcester County, 22 miles away
      Class I-II - 15 miles long (Route 117 to Route 62)
 Ski Areas Near Clear and Branch:
Yawgoo Valley, Rhode Island , 25 miles away, 245 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Wachusett Mountain, Massachusetts , 32 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 6 lifts, 20 runs
Blue Hills, Massachusetts , 38 miles away, 309 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Pine Ridge, Massachusetts , 39 miles away, 200 foot drop, 1 lifts, 8 runs
McIntyre, New Hampshire , 55 miles away, 300 foot drop, 5 lifts, 11 runs
Crotched Mountain, New Hampshire , 56 miles away, 875 foot drop, 5 lifts, 23 runs
Bradford, Massachusetts , 57 miles away, 300 foot drop, 8 lifts, 13 runs
Pats Peak, New Hampshire , 62 miles away, 710 foot drop, 8 lifts, 21 runs
Mount Sunapee, New Hampshire , 76 miles away, 1510 foot drop, 10 lifts, 62 runs
Ragged Mountain, New Hampshire , 79 miles away, 1250 foot drop, 5 lifts, 45 runs
 Marinas Near Clear and Branch:
Downtown Marina, Providence , 18 miles away
Oyster House Marina, East Providence , 19 miles away
Appanoug Harbor Marina, Warwick , 20 miles away
Port Edgewood Marina & Yacht, Providence , 20 miles away
 Beaches Near Clear and Branch:
Spring Lake Beach, Providence , 1 miles away
Flynns Beach, Providence , 1 miles away
YWCA Beach, Providence , 2 miles away
Steers Beach, Providence , 6 miles away
Slacks Pond Beach, Providence , 8 miles away
 Hotels Near Clear and Branch:
Americas Best Value Inn, North Scituate , 9 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites SMITHFIELD - PROVIDENCE, Smithfield , 9 miles away
Pillsbury House, Woonsocket , 9 miles away
Hampton Inn - Suites Providence-Smithfield, Smithfield , 9 miles away
All Seasons Inn And Suites, Smithfield , 10 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Clear and Branch:
Echo Lake Campground, Pascoag, 6 miles away
Camp Ponagansett, North Scituate, 6 miles away
Winding Brook Camping Area, Douglas, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Clear and Branch:
Ross Trail, Providence , 7 miles away
Walkabout Trail, Providence , 9 miles away
Munyan Trail, Providence , 10 miles away
Border Trail, Providence , 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Clear and Branch:
Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, Woonsocket - RI , 10 miles away
Quinebaug & Shetucket Rivers Valley National Heritage Corridor, Putnam - CT , 16 miles away
Upton State Forest, Massachusetts , 10 miles away
Quaddick State Park, Connecticut , 11 miles away
Douglas State Forest, Massachusetts , 12 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Clear and Branch:
Crystal Lake Golf Club, Harrisville , 3 miles away
Country View Golf Club, Harrisville , 3 miles away
Blissful Meadows Golf Club, Uxbridge , 4 miles away
 Lakes Near Clear and Branch
Spring Lake, Providence , 2 miles away
Oak Swamp Reservoir, Providence , 10 miles away
Hopedale Pond, Worcester , 11 miles away

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