Hockanum River

Hockanum River near Manchester, CT


This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars
7 miles
3hours
moderate
Canoeing, River Kayaking
Spring
Manchester, CT
User jpaddle

Fast flowing, narrow, twisty river with one class 2 rapid. Easy portage on left bank. Site of annual

spring race. The Race begins in Vernon and finishes in East Hartford. Paddling has been opened to

Connecticut River in East Hartford. Several dam portages along the road.

Directions:

Exit 64 I-84 Vernon CT. Next to Club Golf.


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By Big ManPosted By: Big Man  - Mon Jul 21 14:15:37 UTC 2008 This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars Upside A great place to watch a NECKRA race. Many potential places to sit river side and watch the competitors go by. The river has a lot of different personalities as you travel down it. The gps file I uploaded is a track of the race path. Downside The quality of the paddle is completely dictated by the amount of water. If you keep an eye on the water level and pick the right day you should have a good time. Comment I have really enjoyed watching seeral friends and my son compete in the Hock race. A ggod friend Andy has run the race for several years. Unfortunately, the one year I picked to compete the water was a little low and I walked as much as paddled. I did a terrible job of reading the river and I'm a bit too big for shallow water as well. I do plan to try again someday, if the water is on the high side.
By starchildchillwillPosted By: starchildchillwill  - Tue Apr 22 02:34:29 UTC 2008 Not Rated Comment I paddled upriver from the Connecticut early April 2008. There was much flooding and we paddled amongst the trees since it was well over its banks. we were stopped by a damn of fallen trees that had collected a ton of trash on the upstream side...super dirty.


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