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From ‘Sewer’ to Beautiful: Paddling 400 Miles on New England’s Longest River

A flotilla of kayakers paddle down the Connecticut River, just south of Orford, NH, as part of a 400-mile journey from ‘Source to Sea.’
Photo by Todd Bookman for NHPR

The Connecticut River springs to life in Pittsburg, New Hampshire, just a few hundred yards from the Canadian border. From there, it snakes 400 or miles southward, where it discharges into the Long Island Sound. This month, a group of river-lovers are paddling the length of the Connecticut to highlight its history, importance and beauty.

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