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Group Description

The Connecticut River is New England’s longest, stretching 410 miles from source to the sea. Its vast basin links a spruce-fir ridge bordering Quebec with estuary tides pushing across Long Island Sound from the Atlantic Ocean. Water is the essence of this river system: surface water, groundwater, swamps, bogs, currents, lakes and tides.

Although the Connecticut has many beautiful, natural stretches, photos here also show its less attractive aspects. The river has improved tremendously since it was dubbed "the best landscaped sewer in America" in the 1950s, but the present reality is still far from pristine.

Images in this group show the diverse nature and culture from the main river, and its many tributaries*, streams and wetlands. We invite you to share photos of people and wildlife living, working and playing throughout the watershed.

This group is administered by the Connecticut River Watershed Council, who may occasionally contact members about use of photos in CRWC publications. Images from this group are regularly shared as ‘Photo of the Week’ on CRWC’s Facebook page to be viewed by many Connecticut River lovers. Thank you for sharing your images.

* Tributaries of the Connecticut River include (listed from south to north by location of mouth):

Black Hall River (CT)
Falls River (CT)
Eightmile River (CT)
Deep River (CT)
Salmon River (CT)
Mattabesset River (CT)
Hockanum River (CT)
Park River (CT)
Farmington River (CT)
Scantic River (CT)
Westfield River (MA)
Mill River (Springfield, MA)
Chicopee River (MA)
Manhan River (MA)
Mill River (Northampton, MA)
Fort River (Hadley, MA)
Mill River (Hatfield, MA)
Mill River (Amherst, MA)
Sawmill River (MA)
Deerfield River (MA)
Fall River (MA)
Millers River (MA)
Ashuelot River (NH)
West River (VT)
Partridge Brook (NH)
Cold River (NH)
Saxtons River (VT)
Williams River (VT)
Little Sugar River (NH)
Sugar River (NH)
Blow-me-down Brook (NH)
Ottauquechee River (VT)
Mascoma River (NH)
White River (VT)
Mink Brook (NH)
Ompompanoosuc River (VT)
Waits River (VT)
Oliverian Brook (NH)
Wells River (VT)
Ammonoosuc River (NH)
Stevens River (VT)
Passumpsic River (VT)
Johns River (NH)
Israel River (NH)
Upper Ammonoosuc River (NH)
Paul Stream (VT)
Nulhegan River (VT)
Simms Stream (NH)
Mohawk River (NH)
Halls Stream (VT)
Indian Stream (NH)
Perry Stream (NH)

Group Rules

We welcome pictures of the Connecticut River or its tributaries, and of the life around them.

Please limit your uploads to 12 photos per week, and provide descriptions of each.

To make this Group's images more useful for everyone, please tag images with:
- the full name of the river or its watershed
- the state and town where taken
- landmarks
- geotagging is great if you can do it


Additional Info

  • Members can post 12 things to the pool each week.
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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