Category Archives: Canoeing the Northeast

Stories from my paddles in the states of Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, Connecticut and New Hampshire.

Summer, Finally: A Connecticut Canoe on the Housatonic

(State #23/50) I sat down on a bench near the covered bridge along the river, waiting for the sun to come out. I pulled out my laptop to write and, lo, the sun broke through the gray ceiling! Then, on … Continue reading

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The Failed Hunt for Bernie : Canoeing Grout Pond, Vermont

(State #21/50) My original intentions were to locate, convince and canoe around with Bernie Sanders. As Vermont is small in size and population, I tacked on another 45 minutes to my schedule to accomplish this goal. Yet, after an hour of … Continue reading

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Beavers, Mosquitoes, Moose Oh My: Canoeing Elbow Pond, New Hampshire

(State #20/50) The day started rough; I woke up next to a busy blacktop road in Maine on a drizzly and bug ridden morning. Breaking ‘camp,’ I didn’t bother to stow the tent properly as it was sopping wet and … Continue reading

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A North Woods Canoe: Moosehead Lake, Maine


(State #19/50) There are some places in the country where I get odd looks for having a 16-foot canoe strapped atop a 14-foot car; Northern Maine is not one of them. As I motored up 95 and onto smaller highways, it … Continue reading

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Tippy Canoe and Trevor Too: Canoeing the Deerfield River, Massachusetts

(State #18/50) The day: sunny and warm. The water: clear and sparkling. The mountains lining the valley: a patchwork of green. As for Trevor and I… we were both nervous and excited. Well, maybe just nervous. We had arrived in the … Continue reading

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Canoeing Chowda Country with Trevor: Watchaug Pond, Rhode Island

(State #17/50) Waiting, I stood next to my car and canoe at the train station in Providence. Bruno Marrs pumped out of my open windows. Trevor rounded the corner with a duffel bag over his shoulders and sunglasses glinting. We … Continue reading

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