When we did this trip a couple years ago, the water was slow but free of obstructions. This year there were 3 different beaver dams we had to portage. One would have been an adventure, two would have been kind of funny, and the third was just a pain in the butt. It is still fun for kids, easy for adults, but I think we might head for the Quabog next time if we want to paddle rather than climb!
To get to Holland Pond, continue past put-in and take first left, follow a mile or so, then look for, and follow, Corp of Engineers signs for Canoe Trail.