Map 10 ~ Weathersfield Bow Region
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water usually keeps power boats from traveling
upstream of the Ascutney bridge, and waterskiing is
not recommended upstream of this point due to the
width of the river and susceptibility to
Watch your wake! In recent years, erosion from
boat wakes and wind-driven waves threatened to
destroy a section of nearby riverbank which held
the remains of a very early Indian village. Glidden
Island has now eroded completely away, some say as
a result of heavy use by waterskiers.
This is often a problem area for boating, and
boaters help in minimizing conflicts is
appreciated.The river is too narrow for legal use
of ski craft above the Ascutney Bridge.
There is a public access for cartop boats just
upstream of the Ascutney Bridge, on the NH side,
that is not marked on the map at right. The trail,
reached from Route 12A, is the former approach to
the previous bridge, and the path to the river is
narrow and very steep.
Be sure to check your boat for exotic milfoil
before and after your visit to the
river at Hoyts Landing. For boating services,
look for Green Mountain Marina on the river in
Rockingham, north of Herricks Cove.
At Charlestown, look for the stockade of the
reconstructed Fort at No. 4. In 1745, this was the
northernmost settlement on the Connecticut
The bass and walleye fishing in this part of the
Connecticut River is becoming legendary.
Information on current
and projected flows at Connecticut River mainstem
dams is available through TransCanada Hydro
Marine Patrol: Toll Free in NH
(1-877-642-9700) or 603-293-2037. For the
safety of all, please call if you observe illegal
or dangerous boating activity.
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