Let It Rain is a guidebook to several hundred of the best rivers for whitewater kayaking and canoeing in New England, New York, Quebec, and Ontario. This 320 page book will help you find your next river adventure, no matter what type of boat you paddle. Let It Rain contains hundreds of color photos, detailed directions, river descriptions, and precise maps that help. This is your guide to the river trips in the great outdoors of the Northeast.
About the Book
Let It Rain covers the whitewater rivers of New England, New York, Ontario and Quebec. Here is Let It Rain:
- 320 pages long, 8 x 10” in size
- Color Photographs: There are hundreds of color photographs taken by over 95 photographers.
- River Descriptions: The most useful information is described for each river. What is the character of the river? Where are the major rapids located? What else should you expect? Find out in Let It Rain.
- Maps: Each river has a corresponding color map, showing the access points and shuttle roads.
- Directions: In addition to maps, specific written directions to each river are included.
- Water Level Information: When will a river be running? Find out in Let It Rain. Learn how to navigate the hundreds of online river gauges in New England. How do you know if rivers in Canada will be running? Let It Rain includes extensive information on Canadian gauges.
I have reinterpreted many of the old classic rivers and I have added many, many new ones that have come into vogue and been lately discovered and become popular – rivers like Roaring Brook in CT, and the Winni in NH. And there are other “hidden gems” that I have included which have never been in a guidebook, like Popolopen in NY, and Shaker Mill Brook in MA. And of course there will be all the Canadian Rivers that have never been in an English regional guide before – stuff that is eternally popular like the Ottawa, Lachine, and the Taureau.
Here are some sample pages from the book. First up is the White River in Vermont and Lincoln Brook:
Next up is Bulls Bridge in CT:
And here is the Winni, up in New Hampshire:
Here is Lachine, and the Expo '67 wave, up in Montreal:
And now the Pemi River in New Hampshire:
And finally the Rouge River, ever popular, up in Quebec:
A few years ago, I left Washington, D.C. and moved to the mountains of New England, ultimately ending up in the North Country of New Hampshire. I am a high school English teacher, a hiker in the White and Green Mountains, a skier, snowboarder, kayaker, and a glider pilot. I spent my twenties training to make the U.S. Olympic Team in whitewater kayak slalom racing. I wrote a guidebook to the best whitewater in New England, and a novel based on my experiences at a corrupt charter school in Washington, D.C. I’m passionate about education and about the outdoors, especially about the opportunities available for people here in the White Mountains.
Contact me at Alden110@gmail.com
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Let It Rain - The Whitewater Rivers of New England, New York, Quebec and Ontario