Last summer, my parents, daughter & I decided we wanted to get out the kayaks &paddle around a bit. (OK, we dragged my daughter along.) Luckily we didn't have far to go. We strapped on the 2-person kayak, hopped in the truck & headed a couple of miles down the road to the Battenkill. We put in on Pulp Mill Lane in Clark's Mills (see map below). It was a lovely day.
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|Kayaking downstream from the put-in spot along Pulp Mill Lane|
|Kayaking past the old railroad trestle|
|Railroad trestle along the riverbank on the Pulp Mill Lane side|
|The Easton side of the Battenkill|
|Turn-around spot- Just beyond is a waterfall that powers Easton H&V plant|
|Passing the put-in spot on Pulp Mill Lane|
|Another waterfall & an old H&V mill building|
|Warning sign- especially important this coming spring as the snow melts|
|There is a small island just below the warning sign.|
It is a lovely, calm little spot to kayak. Just be careful. & always respect the water.
Oh, & we saw some swallowtail butterflies drinking water.
Stay tuned: Next time I have some interesting H & V artifacts to share.