Willimantic River NRT – Eagleville Lake to Willimantic

Willimantic River NRT – Eagleville Lake to Willimantic: Parking for a few cars on river right (Coventry) or parking for 20 cars river left (Mansfield). Use Mansfield lot for put-in below dam; carry across Route 275 to launch along Eagleville Preserve Trail.
The river in this segment is narrow, wooded, and flows along railroad tracks and farms. Watch for low branches, downed trees, and sand bars, and in high flows, partially submerged farm fences. There are 6 bridges on this section of river; take out river left just before the 6th bridge (Air Line Trail foot bridge). You must exit the river here to avoid dangerous dams in downtown Willimantic. Consult the Paddle Guide for more information prior to launching. No fee.