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PostPosted: June 25th, 2012, 12:18 pm 

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Massachusetts Resources

Ed notes:
1. Major expansion of Massachusetts Resource listings is obviously required. At the moment though, my focus must be on providing Route descriptions, at the expense of Resource documentation.
2. Resources specific to regions, rivers/lakes, etc (rather than to the state as a whole) are posted in the Route Information threads.

National Parks. ... -Parks.htm

State Parks.
Ed note: Some are of interest to paddlers. ... neric.html ... ate-parks/ ... tate_parks ... te_forests

Environmental NGOs.
Massachusetts Audubon Society.
Nature Conservancy, Massachusetts. ... /index.htm
Sierra Club, Massachusetts.
Environment Massachusetts.
Environmental League of Massachusetts.
Massachusetts Environmental Educational Society.
Massachusetts Environmental Energy Alliance.

Handbook of the North American Indians.
William C Sturtevant, General Editor.
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.
Volume 3: Environment, Origins, and Population.
Douglas H Ubelaker, Editor.
The natural environment of the continent to which Indian cultures adapted in prehistoric and historic times, natural resources utilized by these cultures, current knowledge of the earliest Indian occupation (before 9,000 BC), and human biology of Indian and Eskimo (Inuit) populations, prehistoric, historic and modern. 2006.
Volume 4: History of Indian-White Relations.
Wilcomb E Washburn, Editor.
History of Indian-White relations in the US and Canada following 1492. 1988.
Volume 15: Northeast.
Bruce G Trigger, Editor.
Indians from Virginia to St. Lawrence River, Great Lakes, Ohio Valley, Illinois. 1978.
Volume 17: Languages.
Ives Goddard, Editor.
Native languages of North America spoken by American Indians, Eskimos, and Aleuts. 1996.

Massachusetts waters.
Drainage basins (watersheds). ... egion.html
Rivers. ... sachusetts
Wild and Scenic Rivers.
Sudbury, Assabet, Concord Rivers.
Taunton River.
Westfield River.
Lakes. ... sachusetts ... d_maps.htm ... kepond.htm ... keBook.pdf

Links for paddlers.
USGS data.
Nautical Charts; Coast Pilot 1.
Coverage: The coasts of Maine, New Hampshire, and part of Massachusetts, from West Quoddy Head in Maine to Provincetown in Massachusetts. Major ports are at Portsmouth, NH and Boston, MA. ... php?book=1
Nautical Charts; Coast Pilot 2.
Coverage: The Atlantic coast from Cape Cod to Sandy Hook, embracing part of the Massachusetts coast and all of the coasts of Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New York. ... php?book=2
Paddling outfitters.

Paddling Information, offline.
Appalachian Mountain Club Books. AMC River Guide Massachusetts/Connecticut/Rhode Island. A Comprehensive Guide to Flatwater, Quickwater and Whitewater. (2006).
Bull, Shirley and Fred; Phyllis Evenden (Illustrator). Paddling Cape Cod: A Coastal Explorer's Guide. Countryman Press (2000).
Evans, Lisa Gollin. Sea Kayaking Coastal Massachusetts: From Newburyport to Buzzard's Bay. Appalachian Mountain Club Books (2000).
Oldmixon, Eben. Day Paddling Narragansett Bay: A Complete Guide for Canoeists and Kayakers. Backcountry Guides (2004).
O’Connor, Michael. AMC Discover Cape Cod: AMC's guide to the best hiking, biking, and paddling. Appalachian Mountain Club Books (2009).
Venn, Tamsin. Sea Kayaking along the New England Coast.
Appalachian Mountain Club Books (2004).
Weber, Ken. Paddling Southern New England: 30 Canoe Trips in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. Countryman Press (2001).
Weintraub, David. Adventure Kayaking: Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard. Wilderness Press (2001).
Wilson, Alex; and John Hayes. Quiet Water Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. Appalachian Mountain Club Books (2004).

Paddling information, online.
My Trip Journal.
Ed note: Search function is available but entries are apparently unsorted by activity or location.
National Recreation Trails Database.
Northeast Paddlers Message Board.
Wild Turkey Paddlers. Trip Reports Forum.
Ed note: 319 Trip reports on 18 June2012, most in MA. ... 50648b7d21
Connecticut water trails.
Ed note: Some coverage of Massachusetts waters. ... ntents.htm
Links specific to Massachusetts.
American Whitewater. ... /state/MA/ ... /state/MA/ ... /state/MA/ ... region/MA/ ... /state/MA/
River facts. Whitewater.
Every Trail. ... sachusetts Flatwater, whitewater, sea kayaking.
REI. Flatwater, whitewater, sea kayaking. ... oeing/ma/6 ... ling/ma/14 ... king/ma/10

Paddling clubs and associations.
Appalachian Mountain Club, Berkshire Chapter.
Appalachian Mountain Club, Boston Chapter.
Appalachian Mountain Club, Southeastern Massachusetts Chapter. ... hapter.cfm
Appalachian Mountain Club, Worcester Chapter.
Boston Outrigger Racing Association.
Boston Sea Kayak Club.
Martha’s Vineyard Oar and Paddle. Edgartown.
NE Seacoast paddlers.
New England Canoe and Kayak Racing Association (NECKRA).
North Shore Outrigger Canoe Club. ... canoe-club
North Shore Paddlers Network.
Wampanoag Paddlers.
Wild Turkey Paddlers.

Route information (trip reports, links to trip reports, etc).
Statement of CCR policy regarding Route information.
If we can’t post the information ourselves, then we’ll try to provide the paddling community with easy access to it.
We welcome your contributions to our library of trip reports and other Route information (for example links to other sites with such information, in general just about any similar contribution to the paddling community); please post in this thread or send email to routes(AT) .
Statement of CCR policy regarding copyright.
Copyright to the original source remains with the provider.
Copyright to CCR's presentation of the information belongs to CCR Inc.

Massachusetts Route Information

Massachusetts Coastal Routes ... 33&t=40033
Massachusetts Inland Routes, Northeast ... 33&t=40012
Massachusetts Inland Routes, Southeast ... 33&t=40018
Massachusetts Inland Routes, West ... 33&t=40026


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PostPosted: June 25th, 2012, 11:02 pm 
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I have trip bloggs with pictures that I've posted on SOTP (Song of the Paddle, UK). I have them for the Norumbega section of the Charles, a portion of the Sudbury River, and for the Fife Brook section of the Deerfield in western Mass. I can provide links, or even take my text and BB code and post them here. Probably more efficient to just list the links.

I also have SOTP bloggs for a few rivers in Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. Usually I provide maps in the bloggs.

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