Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Connecticut River Vista, Source To Sound

The Connecticut River is a long tidal river that begins at the Canadian border and flows south to empty into Long Island Sound.

The Connecticut River Valley encompasses so much more than the state of Connecticut - to explore the human stories, geology, river valley towns, cultural history and related tributaries along the way easily could fill a lifetime of wandering and walking.

For example:

The Connecticut River Greenway State Park connects open spaces, parks, scenic vistas, and archaeological and historic sites along the length of the Connecticut River as it passes through Massachusetts.

There are more than 12 miles of permanently protected shoreline, and numerous access points to the river including Pauchaug (as seen above), in Northfield (Route 63), with a paved parking area and boat ramp.