Saturday, June 27, 2020

Slatersville - June 27, 2020

Upper Dam
needed to stay local today, so I decided to paddle at the Slatersville Reservoir. This reservoir was originally the power source for the Slatersville Mill Village just downstream. The first dam was built on this site around 1807. Eventually, three dams were built to contain the 140-acre reservoir that delivered water to the mills.

I arrived at 8:30, and the parking lot was already filled with trucks and boat trailers.  There were lots of power boats on the upper reservoir, so I decided to portage around the upper dam and paddle the lower reservoir.  Its small, but still pretty.  On the way home I stopped in Slatersville to check out the middle and lower dams.

Slatersville Mills from under the Stone Arch Bridge

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