The natural resources in our four-state watershed are some of New England’s best. You can fish northern forest streams, paddle through tranquil rural countryside, or raise a sail and head out into the Connecticut’s estuary at Long Island Sound. There is nothing like getting out on a river—and we think that the Connecticut and its tributaries are spectacular. After all, it was here in 2007 that CRWC hosted the 75 rowers from 17 countries who chose to row down the Connecticut in the FISA World Rowers Tour. It was just nine years earlier that President Bill Clinton signed the bill designating the Connecticut one of just 14 American Heritage Rivers. CRWC spearheaded that grassroots campaign.
We strive to offer opportunities that plug people into paddling tours, river celebrations, and special watershed places. We want everyone to get out and explore the watershed. In the spring of 2007 we republished The Connecticut River Boating Guide, completely updated, mapped, and re-illustrated for the first time in twenty years. You can join our staff on a seasonal canoe/kayak trip, or try our recreation events listing to see what else is on offer. CRWC organizes paddles on different stretches of the Connecticut seasonally. They are often led by our stewards, or co-led with river experts from other organizations.
Photo credits (above): ©2006 Al Braden www.albradenphoto.com
Image Credits at Right - Illustrations: Bill Singleton; Photos: CRWC Staff, ©Al Braden www.albradenphoto.com, ©McConnell/McNamara