Can anyone tell me if they have done this river?. I was on it doing a circle with a little put put from the saint John river back in the 1950s and it was super. I'd like to canoe it this spring and wondering where one can put in and the time it would take to end up on the Saint John. I'm thinking of putting in a little above the golf course on the army ground.
Post by callmeishmael on Mar 14, 2010 20:45:27 GMT -5
I ran the lower nerepis a few years back (actually more like 10 yrs now), we put in just north of the Welsford golf course where the river bends by the hiway. It was spring, and the water was pretty high. A nice, bucolic drift past all of the farms in Welsford, with a bonus stop at the corner agency beer store which has since burnt. There was some pretty swift water by the gravel pit in Blagdon under the bridge, maybe class 2 or 3, but straight and very easy to navigate. Then it opened up into a drowned meadow around Nerepis where we saw a bunch of eagles and ospreys sitting on various trees, we got within 15 or 20 feet of some of them. After that we just paddled through the Nerepis area, no current as the whole are was flooded 100 yards wide until we came out in Grand bay. Probably took 4 or 5 hours in spring. If you did it at lower water you'd be doing a fair bit of scraping in the upper reaches, I'd expect. A nice day trip all in all.