Class I Connecticut River, NH/CT

Connecticut River Paddlers' Trail (4th Connecticut Lake to Long Island Sound)

With hundreds of access points and over 40 primitive campsites, the Connecticut River provides a unique experience to paddle through the heart of New England. The Connecticut River Paddlers’ Trail is a series of primitive campsites and river access points from its headwaters in New Hampshire’s Great North Woods south to Long Island Sound. A variety of organizations assist with trail planning and development. With the support of the community, work continues to protect the river corridor, construct new campsites and portage trails, and expand the Paddlers’Trail from source to sea. (from

Section Details

Trip Length Multiday, 407.0 Miles
Fishing Yes
Camping Yes
Permit No
Manager Private, Connecticut River Paddlers' Trail
Wild & Scenic No
Water Trail Yes
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Photo Credit: Vermont Conservancy