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----- Recreation Guide: Canoeing -----

The Westfield River system is generally considered to offer some of the best whitewater canoeing inthe Northeast. Various levels of difficulty, from Class I to Class IV can be experienced on the branches of the Westfield. With average or better runoff and water releases from the Knightville and Littleville Dams, the river is navigable for canoes and kayaks in the spring and fall. A listing of public access locations is provided below.


Public Access for Canoeing - Locations

Andrew Loew has created a canoe access map for the Westfield River Watershed and some nearby areas in western Massachusetts. While these sites were open to the public at the time of his compilation (Summer, 2011), paddlers should verify that status before using them. You should, of course, also use common sense in deciding whether or not conditions are safe at the time of your trip. Make local inquiries to learn about hazards (which can change, especially after major storms) and water levels along any stretch of the river you plan to paddle. The USGS gaging stations along the river provide current information about water levels.
 
 

Westfield River Wildwater Races

Held each spring (usually the third weekend in April), the Westfield Races have been run continuously for 50 years. An 8-mile novice race is run on Saturday, with a longer expert race on Sunday. Recently the races have been sponsored by the Union News. Additional information is available at the Huntington Police Dept. web site (check "Huntington Happenings" in the Main Menu).

 
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Westfield River Canoe Club

The club provides information about canoeing access and events.

 
Jeff Defeo
Chester, MA
413-354-9684

 


 
 
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