Hi, my husband and I are planning to paddle most of the CT river; leaving Sept. 2 in Cannan VT and ending in the Long Island Sound. Weather permitting we then hope to paddle across the sound to Shelter Island where we have friends. We have ordered several of the maps suggested on this site but have a few questions and hope some of you can provide answers.
1. Portages: we note 12 of them but wonder if people have more details than what is on this site. Length of each portage, how many and which ones can we use our wheels to haul our gear in the 16' canoe, elevation change for them,
2. Is there a portage at Sumner Falls?
3. Suggestions, cautions, words of wisdom?
We are moderate paddlers, kayaking and canoeing in various waters (rivers, lakes, ocean shores) and have paddled the 400 mile stretch from our home in Sherburne, NY to the Chesapeake Bay, MD in the Chenango and Susquehanna Rivers. We are excited to paddle the CT.
Patti and Fred von Mechow