Mill River - 1) E. Wallingford to Cuttingsville

Mill River, Vermont, US


1) E. Wallingford to Cuttingsville

Usual Difficulty II-III (for normal flows)
Length 6 Miles

River Description

10/30/03 - 1' on the gauge under the rt. 103 bridge in Cuttingsville, river right. (estimated; gauge goes from 4' - 8'). Another "gauge" is the high RR trestle north of E. Wallingford, river left....water was washing over the footing, but not quite up to the stonework. I ran the 4 miles from just upstream of E. Wallingford down to the bridge a mile downstream of Cuttingsville. First 3 miles were continuous class 2 mixed with lots of bouldery, technical class 3 rapids. Last mile was mostly class 2. The biggest drop is probably the one under the high trestle. Good surfing at the ledges a couple hundred yards above the Cuttingsville bridge. This was good level, but I wouldn't want to run it much got boney anywhere the riverbed widened out. Another 6" of water would be perfect.

Jim Zamecnik

Note: Original listing had take-out as 43.509 -72.975, which is quite a few miles west. Modified it to be same as put-in for lower section which seemed more logical.Please send email to the Streamkeepers if you have more info.  - 11/8/17 Streamkeeper

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2017-11-08 15:23:55

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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September 5 2011 (2358 days ago)
Mark LacroixDetails
On August 28th, 2011 Hurricane Irene struck New England. The resulting floods caused extensive
damage throughout the region, the worst in over 100 years. More than half the rivers in Vermont and
northern New Hampshire recorded their highest flow levels ever. Many roads, guardrails, power
lines, bridges, trees and other debris now litter several rivers throughout the region. River beds
have been scoured and changed course, many new strainers make navigation problematic at best and
downright dangerous at worse. Please realize that the river description you see here may not match
current situation after the floods. Use common sense and when in doubt scout especially on blind
drops. Also, if you run this river in the next year or so please comment on its navigability, even
if there are no problems this will be very helpful. Please report any new strainers or changes to
the rapids that will impact future boating. Thank you,
April 7 2009 (3238 days ago)
Steve McLuckieDetails
Much of the information here is flat out wrong, as it is presented. The description and rating may
be accurate for the run that's described, but that run is apparently from E. Wallingford to a bit
below Cuttingsville, a distance of about 4 miles. E. Wallingford to the take out in Clarendon is
about 8 to 9 miles, and includes Clarendon Gorge and the lower gorge. See the Mill River, rte 104
to 7B description for the gorges, which are class 4, and include a class 5 with a section that may
be unrunnable.

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