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Any reccomendations for a 2 day trip just over the border from New Hampshire/Maine? I'm thinking about heading up in early May & I need a nice paddle. Any suggestions?

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St Croix River ?
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Location: Pont Rouge, Quebec along the Jacques-Cartier river
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On 2002-04-05 12:10, JimClay wrote:
Any reccomendations for a 2 day trip just over the border from New Hampshire/Maine? I'm thinking about heading up in early May & I need a nice paddle. Any suggestions?

Well that depends how far "just over the border" you mean Jim?
If you mean within a gas tank over the border , I might suggest three day-outings in the Eastern Townships which *might* still have enough good water after the spring flush in late April or early May.
First there is the Upper Yamaska with a 13k(figure that out in miles now :smile: )run from the discharge of Brome Lake down to the town of Bromont(soon to be Hollywood North with movie studios taking over the abandoned Hyundi car plant).You might find the water a little murky if you are used to pristine water but its still wet.
Then there is Noire river( in same area) with put in near dam at Boscobel and take-out about 2k before Roxton Falls.This 13 section has a canyon section with a few good rapids at high water including one c5 which can be avoid by hugging the right side of the river(If you portage,do so by left side)
The third possibility for getting some spring flow down that way is in the Saumon river.According to canoeist Claude Couture , it is a gentle 14k run with a few easy rapids after the first 9k. The put in is at the discharge of Lac Brompton and the take-out is at the bridge just before the town of Kingsbury.
You'll have to get your map out to find these places but most of them are just west of Sherbrooke.
Ya want some pixs of these rivers? Of course you do :smile: and Claude has some for you on his canoe site.
Noire river@
http://www.chez.com/rivieresqc/noireestrie.html
Yamaska@
http://www.chez.com/rivieresqc/yamaska.html
Saumon@
http://www.chez.com/rivieresqc/saumon.html

Now if your "just" across the border means three extra hours :smile: , you could always try our Jacques Cartier river north of Quebec City.
http://mywebpage.netscape.com/paddleprattle/canoe.html
Cheers,
Derek






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