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Rte 56 and Comins Rd east

by Eric

Trip Overview

Put in at the bridge, but had to pull out about 5 minutes in to portage around an old dam. Couldn't find a put in after the dam, otherwise we would have started after it. After the dam, it gets different depending upon the water level. Earlier in the season it's pretty high and there are some good rapids, nothing too deep, but it's definitely more than moving water. When we went, there were a lot of spots we got snagged on, we even tipped when we got stuck on some rocks, but easily recovered. It continues to be decent moving water until you get to the top of Thayer Pond. Once you get to Thayer pond, you need to portage around a downed tree, but from here on out, it's pretty much still water. When you get to Thayer pond, there is a small beaver dam you need to shoot over, but it's pretty simple, I've done it previous times in a canoe with an infant. All in all, a pretty decent trip, even though we bottomed out a lot. If you go after a heavy rain or earlier in the season, the water level is much higher making for a completely different experience.
  • Duration: Day Trip
  • Sport/Activity: Kayaking, Canoeing
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
  • Water Type: Flat/Sheltered Water, River/Creek (Up to Class II)
  • Number of Portages: 2
  • Portage Description: 1st Portage is at the dam about 500 feet after the bridge, portage on the right then put in after the dam. 2nd portage is around a downed tree right before entering Thayer pond. This one is a very simple portage.
Water can be moving pretty fast depending on time of year.
Nothing of note, just a basic kayak and paddle with a life vest.
Water wasn't that cold at all, but it was quick moving until it opens up into the pond.

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