Boston Kayaker

Kayaking on Thames River - from Norwich CT to Gales Ferry CT

Rating: Two Stars - The launch was pretty at the downtown waterfront park in Norwich CT. The Mohegan Sun Casino dominates the view here on the western side. When looking for the takeout on river right, the first rail bridge (with 3 holes/spans) will take you to Poquetanuck Cove and the next one (single hole/span) will take you to the right one to Stoddard Cove.

  Put in at town launch on Chelsea
  Harbor Drive in Norwich CT.
Take out at Stoddard Hill State Park
  on Route 12 in Gales Ferry CT.
Estimated distance
  = 5 miles
  Brown Memorial Park American Wharf Marina Mohegun Sun Casino

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At Brown Memorial Park on Chelsea Harbor Drive in Norwich CT.
Trip date is May 2014.

The Boston Kayaker launching into the Thames River from Brown Memorial Park.

The Boston Kayaker on Norwich Harbor.

Paddling south downriver.

My son took this photo from the riverside hill on River Avenue.

The Norwich wharf from Riverside Avenue.

Not very long after launch, the Mohegan Sun Casino building can be seen on the left bank.

Notice the two people on the roof of the building.

Mohegan Sun Casino is now almost directly on my right.

The Route 2A bridge more than a mile in front of me.

One last look to my right. Already past the casino.

Passing under the Route 2A bridge.

Just got past the Route 2A bridge and continuing my southerly direction.

On my left, the 3-hole railbridge entrance to Poquetanuck Cove.

The mouth of Poquetanuck Cove.

Approching the 1-hole railbridge entrance to Stoddard Cove takeout.

Landed on Stoddard Cove.
I was on the water for 1 hour 11 minutes based on my photos timestamps.