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Connecticut River Paddlers' Trail

Canoe beside the Connecticut riverThe Friends of the Connecticut River Paddlers' Trail has been working to expand, improve, and steward primitive campsites, access points, and portage trails providing recreational access within the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge. The trail, a strategic recreation initiative of the refuge, currently includes 35 campsites and 70 access points spanning from the Connecticut River's headwaters south to the Massachusetts border. Efforts are underway to expand the trail into Massachusetts and Connecticut. To assist the refuge in on the ground implementation of the project, the Friends maintains campsites and access points, disseminates information to visitors, and hosts volunteer river stewardship events. The Friends group also maintains a website where visitors are able to obtain trail and campsite updates, explore maps, and post trip experiences. The Friends group website is: www.connecticutriverpaddlerstrail.org.