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Ed note:
Links to Connecticut Route Information are provided at the end of this post.

Connecticut Resources
Ed note: Major expansion of the following is obviously required. At the moment though, my focus must be on adding Route descriptions.

National parks.
Appalachian National Scenic Trail. ... iannst.htm
Weir Farm National Historic Site. ... -Parks.htm
Quinebaug and Shetucket Rivers Valley National Heritage Corridor. ... .gov/qush/

Connecticut State Information.
State parks and forests. ... tate_parks ... v_GID=1650 ... rksmap.htm ... v_GID=1621
Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP).
Counties. ... utline.pdf ... icut.shtml
Ed note: Much of the information provided by the Connecticut Water Trails Association is organised by county.
Connecticut Gazetteer.
Road map.
Ed note: One source of many.

Environmental Organisations, etc.
Rivers Alliance of Connecticut.
Appalachian Trail Conservancy.
Audubon Society, Connecticut.
Connecticut Environmental Headlines.
Connecticut Fund for the Environment.
Connecticut League of Conservation Voters.
Environment Connecticut.
Nature Conservancy, Connecticut. ... /index.htm
Rivers Alliance of Connecticut.
Sierra Club, Connecticut Chapter.
Connecticut Wildlife.
Ed note: DEEP magazine. ... cwnd01.pdf

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.

Connecticut waters, etc.
Drainage basins (watersheds). ... cticut.pdf
Wild and Scenic Rivers.
Eightmile River.
Farmington River.
Source: Wikipedia. ... onnecticut
Source: Connecticut Water Trails Association. ... cticut.htm ... Rivers.htm
Lakes, rivers and water resources.
Source: Wikipedia. Ed note: The list is incomplete. ... onnecticut
Lakes and ponds.
Source: Connecticut Water Trails Association. ... 0Lakes.htm
Source: CT DEEP. Ed note: General information.
Source: Connecticut Water Trails Association. ... slands.htm
Bays and coves.
Source: Connecticut Water Trails Association. ... 0Coves.htm
Source: Connecticut Water Trails Association. ... uaries.htm ... cticut.htm
Salt water marshes.
Source: Connecticut Water Trails Association. ... 0Marsh.htm ... cticut.htm

Paddling clubs and associations.
Ed note: Sources for some of the following entries: ... 0Clubs.htm ... Groups.htm
End note.
AMC Connecticut.
AMC Connecticut Chapter. Flatwater.
AMC Connecticut Chapter. Whitewater.
Connecticut Sea Kayakers.
Housatonic Area Canoe and Kayak Squad.
Kayak and Canoe Club of New York.
New England Canoe and Kayak Racing Association (NECKRA).
Branford Kayak Group (meet-up).
Hartford County Rivers and Shore Kayaking (meet-up).
Stamford Kayak Group (meet-up).

Paddling information, offline.
AMC River Guide Massachusetts/Connecticut/Rhode Island. A Comprehensive Guide to Flatwater, Quickwater and Whitewater. Appalachian Mountain Club Books (2006).
CWTA Guidebooks; West, East and Coastal.
Ed note: “Coming Soon!” (30 July 2012). ... 0Store.htm
Braden, Al; and Chelsea Reiff Gwyther. The Connecticut River: A Photographic Journey into the Heart of New England. Wesleyan University Press (2009).
Cole, Jim. Paddling Connecticut and Rhode Island: Southern New England's Best Paddling Routes. Falcon Guides(2009).
Maloney, Thomas J. Tidewaters of the Connecticut River: An explorer's guide to hidden coves and marshes. River's End Press (2001).
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).
Wilson, Alex; and John Hayes. Quiet Water Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. Appalachian Mountain Club Books (2004).

Paddling and related information, online.
My Trip Journal.
Ed note: Search function is available but entries are apparently unsorted by activity or location.
National Recreation Trails Database.
Links specific to Connecticut.
Connecticut Water Trails, by county. ... County.htm
Connecticut Paddling and Camping.
Source: Connecticut Water Trails Association.
Freshwater camping. ... ations.htm
Coastal camping. ... cticut.htm
Camping on the Connecticut River. ... 0River.htm ... cticut.htm
Connecticut Inland Routes, by county. ... County.htm
Connecticut Coastal Routes, by county. ... ddling.htm
Handicap Accessible Paddling Trails. ... Trails.htm
American Whitewater. ... /state/CT/ ... /state/CT/ ... /state/CT/ ... region/CT/ ... /state/CT/
River Facts. Whitewater.
Connecticut Whitewater.
Source: Connecticut Water Trails Association. ... 0Water.htm
Connecticut Boater’s Guide. ... rguide.pdf ... v_GID=1620
Connecticut Boat Launches. ... unches.htm
Connyak launch sites. ... _HTML.html
Connecticut Marinas. ... arinas.htm
Connecticut Coastal Access Guide.
Connecticut Explorer’s Guide; Kayaking and Canoeing.
Ed note: Annotated maps (only) of both Coastal and Inland Routes.
Every Trail. ... vity_id=11 Flatwater, whitewater, sea kayaking.
REI. Flatwater, whitewater, sea kayaking. ... oeing/ct/6 ... ling/ct/14 ... king/ct/10

Links for paddlers.
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
Tides. ... sites.html ... onnecticut
USGS streamflow data, Connecticut.
Marine weather.
CWTA links.
For information on the following topics, go to the paragraph
“For Planning Paddling Trips” at ... ntents.htm
Connecticut Weather Statewide
Connecticut Weather by Town
NOAA National Weather Service 7-Day Zone Forecasts TM
Connecticut Tides (“Tides, Tides Two, and More Tides”)
Tide Charts for New England
Ocean Weather
Current Coastal Marine Weather & Conditions
Sound Temperatures
Daily Flows in Connecticut
USGS Real-Time Water Data
Dam Release Schedule
River Flood Conditions
New England River Levels
Connecticut River and Lake Information
Float Plan Central.

Paddling outfitters.


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.


Connecticut Route Information
Ed note: Documents for the Connecticut and Thames regions exceeded 60,000 characters in length and had to be split.
Coastal Routes. ... 33&t=40234
Inland Routes, Housatonic region. ... 33&t=40098
Inland Routes, Connecticut region. ... 33&t=40211 ... 33&t=40215
Inland Routes, Thames region. ... 33&t=40197 ... 33&t=40203
Inland Routes, South region. ... 33&t=40194


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