The River is fast and rocky. It is about 14 miles long, and the last mile is behind Eagleville Dam in Mansfield. The time for the trip is about 3-4 hours. Beginners will love the low water trip. High water is very interesting. House sized boulders, blow-downs, sharp corners and overhanging trees which are no problem when the water is near the 2 foot gage ( on a bridge abutment in Mansfield Ct. on Merrow Road become huge when the water is above the 3 foot mark.
I thoroughly enjoy seeing cows, geese, an occasional rail, osprey or heron, and the idyllic countryside at low water, and the thrill of boulder dodging at high water.