We launched at Meadow brook State parking lot across from Housatonic Meadows Fly Shop on rt 7N. Free Parking. The parking lot was empty. Launched down a steep embankment. The water luckily was high enough to easy coast downstream at this point.
The trip was mixed with Flat long-moving stretches, some minor rapids, some good moving water, bends, some slow wide shallow areas about 3/4 down which you end up riding over rocks and maneuvering a lot. Some later parts stay to either of sides where deepest. last strips where slow and mixed some ok some shallow. Plenty of nature.
One person with us used a inflated raft, complained a lot at end of rowing so much but made it to end with us kayakers. Kayaking was an easy ride. Was a little over 5 hour trip.
Enjoyed it even though had some shallow rocky areas. Would do again. Pick up was on skiff mountain road. just north of kent school along road there are some places to pull over. I put a bright orange flag on a branch so when we came down we can find where we where to get out. Long trip.
For the lower Pickup area, we parked along Skiff mountain road in Kent just above the school are some small parking areas along the road which runs along the river. you may also be able to park at the bridge rt341 just below this area.