Wild & Scenic Rivers - New England

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Connecticut | Maine | Massachusetts | New Hampshire

Connecticut

Farmington River, West Branch
National Park Service
State of Connecticut
Total Miles: 14, Recreational: 14

Maine

Allagash River
Maine Bureau of Parks and Recreation,
Department of Conservation, Augusta, ME 04333
This major recreation resource includes the Allagash and several interconnected lakes in northern Maine.Total Miles: 92.5; Wild: 92.5

Special Feature: Paddling Through Time - Along Maine's Allagash River, the best way is the old way.

Massachusetts

Westfield River
State of Massachusetts
Total Miles: 43.3, Scenic: 18.9,Recreational: 24.4

New Hampshire

Wildcat River
White Mountain National Forest
A small mountain stream which rises in the Scenic: White Mountain National Forest, the creek tumbles over a series of ledges into the center of the classically picturesque New England town of Jackson. The creek is not canoeable, but the area abounds in hiking and cross-country skiing opportunities.
Total Miles: 191.2, Wild: 95.2, Scenic:: 13.5, Recreational: 1

Definitions of the terms; "Wild, Scenic, and Recreational."

Contrary to what you might think, these terms don't describe the character of the river. Wild doesn't mean it's a wicked and foamy stretch of whitewater, and scenic doesn't mean it's a pastoral float. Rather, it's all about accessibility. Here's what the government says. . .


Published: 28 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication

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