Boston Kayaker

Kayaking on Salmon River - in East Haddam CT


Rating: Two-and-a-Half Stars - There are houses on spots but this whole route is mostly green.

  Put in at East Haddam Moodus
  Road in East Haddam CT.
Paddle north into Salmon Cove
  and Salmon River then return.
Estimated round trip
  distance = 7+ miles
Leesville
  Dam
  Best to paddle when
  the tide is high.
Machimoodus State
  Park
Quiet Kayak
  rentals
 

Disclaimer: It is your responsibility to determine the legality, suitability and safety of this route for yourself.

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Kayaking on Salmon River - in East Haddam CT

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At East Haddan Moodus Road in East Haddam CT.
Trip date is July 2018.


The Boston Kayaker and wife (ahead of me in the yellow kayak) just launched on Salmon River.


out of the ramp area, we veered right to the Salmon Cove and Salmon River.








Paddling north upstream on Salmon River.
































Going left to the tree shades.








Sign say "National Wildlife Refuge".













































































We can now see the Route 151 bridge over the Salmon River.


Approaching the Route 151 bridge.








Paddling under the Route 151 bridge over the Salmon River.








River-front houses on right.














The Leesville Dam. Our end point for the upriver paddle.


Took a shore break on shore.





Back to the water of Salmon River.














































































































Standup paddler.