The Indian Ledges section of the Souhegan is a touring river with a combination of flatwater, quickwater and few class II and III rapids.
The trip can be split up since there are a number of access points all along the river.
This section starts near the Oval in downtown Milford; It ends in Merrimack in a public park by the Turkey Hill Road bridge upstream of the Wildcat Falls section.
aka Fields Bridge
Six foot dam 75 yards below the bridge.
Park along street. Put-in on river-left at bridge or walk downstream on path and put on below the dam.
Ran this section yesterday. It was at 330cfs so it was pretty scratchy but still doable. We put in at Boston Post and took out at Turkey Hill. A warning that there are a number of river-wide trees down along the route. You can sneak around most of them but there is one a hundred yards upstream from the final take out that was a mandatory portage for us. Would probably be passable at higher levels. We took out just to the right of the tree. Fortunately there is a path that takes you up to the parking lot from there.
8 years ago
by Joe ONeil
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Picture of the Dam at the putin
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