Quinebaug River NRT – Butts Bridge to Aspinook Pond, Canterbury

Quinebaug River NRT – Butts Bridge to Aspinook Pond, Canterbury: Room for many cars. You can pull up right to the water’s edge. The landing is a nearly flat firm surface into the flatwater of Aspinook Pond. Anglers launch power boats here, too, so it can be busy during weekends. No public restrooms.
The still water of Aspinook Pond and easy access make this an excellent place for novice paddlers to learn new skills safely. The scenery is less dramatic than upriver, but you may see everything from bald eagles and osprey to wood ducks, Canada geese and mergansers. You can paddle downriver on the pond almost 3 miles to Jewett City. No fee.

The Last Green Valley has assessed this trail for people with mobility challenges and has created a summary you can access here Butts Bridge Boat Launch TAI.


  • Paddling


67 Butts Bridge Rd.
Canterbury, CT 06331