New Haven - 1. Lincoln to Ledges putin

New Haven, Vermont, US


1. Lincoln to Ledges putin (Upper)

Usual Difficulty IV(V) (for normal flows)
Length 2 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-04282525 600 - 1500 cfs IV(V) 00h37m 167 cfs (too low)

River Description

The Upper New Haven is a great addition to the standard Ledges run. If the water is medium or above for the Ledges, then the levels for the Upper should be ok.

There are 4 main rapids on the Upper, with plenty of small stuff in between to keep you amused.

The first rapid, a continous set of ledges, which then drops through a narrow slot, is undercut on both sides, and should be inspected carefully.

The third rapid, "The Waterfall", is the most fun drop of the section.

Continue on up past the Ledges section of the New Haven. Go through Lincoln, and take a right just after you cross the river for the second time. The takeout is where the road meets the river just below the last rapid. Continue up the road, crossing the river once. Bear left, and put in above the first main rapid.


Latitude/longitude coordinates are a very rough approximation.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2010-03-30 16:49:43

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,

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