Monday, January 3, 2011

Some notes on the Quaboag

I was hoping to run the Quaboag yesterday, but at 3.5’, it was too low and iced in. Here are some comments from Tommy:

I've run it at 3.75 and found it surprisingly fluid except for the last half mile along the road to the takeout. IMO it's a whole lot better between 4' and 5.5'.  If you go I recommend starting up at Lucy Stone Park in West Warren. It's class I - II down to the Mouse Hole, then good steady III pool and drop to the takeout.  One of these days I got to run from Quaboag pond down to Three Rivers. That would  be a LONG day.
Directions – From the Mass Pike take the Palmer exit and follow Route 20 east toward Sturbridge. Bear right under the overpass onto Route 67. Follow Route 67 northeast to the town of Warren. Take the first left after crossing the Quaboag River onto North River Road. Lucy Stone Park is on the left just before crossing the next bridge. This is the put-in for the class II section.

For the take-out of the class II section and the put-in for the class III section follow Route 67 southwest to a dirt pull-off a little ways before the traffic light in West Warren. You will see the river on your right all along Route 67 just watch for the second of two rest area pull-offs.

River Description from American Whitewater
Quabog River at West Brimfield

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