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Last Updated: 10/2017
Ashton Avenue Launch to Lincoln Street Launch
 
Description 
        
Mile 47.7 - Green River Enters on river left.

Mile 44.9 - On river right is Lauren's Launch.  This was named after the founding member Lauren Stevens of the HooRWA .

Mile 44.2 - Massachusetts - Vermont border.

Mile 41.3 - Lincoln Street Launch - Take-Out. Near the center of Pownal
STATISTICS

Skill Level:            Class 1 & 2 in small sections
Estimated Time:    3 hours
Distance:               7.7 miles
USGS Map:  Williamstown, MA-VT, Pownell, VT
Ashton Avenue Launch - 49.0
Position: 42-42.17 N 73-10.09 W
Boat Launch:
Car-top launch. 
Nearest Address: 
104 Ashton Ave North Adams, MA 01247
Put-In Directions ( 2.5 miles, 6 minutes)
From the intersection of Route 7 and Route 2 in Williamstown, MA.  The Oval Traffic Circle.
  1. Take Route 2 East (Main Street) passing Williams College.
  2. At mile 2.3, turn left onto Ashton Avenue.
  3. The avenue curves right and then left.
  4. At mile 2.5 just before the avenue crosses the Hoosic River, there is a small park on the right with parking fro about four vehicles.
  5. Unload at the launch area and carry your boat down to the river.
Lincoln Street Launch - 41.3
Position: 42-46.15 N 73-14.60 W
Boat Launch:
Follow trail to Car-top launch from roadside parking. 
Nearest Address: 
26 Lincoln St, Pownal, VT 05261
Put-In Directions ( 5.0 miles, 9 minutes)
From the intersection of Route 7 and Route 2 in Williamstown, MA.  The Oval Traffic Circle.
  1. Take Route 7 North. Pass over the Hoosic River and across the state line into Vermont.
  2. At mile 4.2, turn left onto Vermont Route 346 North.
  3. At mile 4.8, when Route 346 turns right, continue straight onto Main Street.
  4. At mile 4.9, just before the Hoosic River, turn right onto Lincoln Street.
  5. At mile 5.0, across from private homes on your right, park roadside, unload your boat, and carry your boat down the trail that has no signage to the river.
If you have trouble finding this trail, you're not alone.
Lauren's Launch - 44.9
Position: 42-43.77 N 73-12.48 W
Boat Launch:
Car-top launch. 
Nearest Address: 
677 Simonds Road, Williamstown, MA 01267 ‎
Put-In Directions ( 1.5 miles, 3 minutes)
From the intersection of Route 7 and Route 2 in Williamstown, MA.  The Oval Traffic Circle.
  1. Take Route 7 North. Pass over the Hoosic River.
  2. At mile 1.3, turn left onto Simonds Road. There is a river access sign at the corner.
  3. Cross the Railroad Tracks.
  4. At mile 1.5, across from a DPW entrance road, park at the pull over on your left. There is a sign for Lauren's Launch.
The Housatonic River Initiative
         HooRWA is a  citizens’ group that looks after the river.  We are dedicated to the restoration, conservation and enjoyment of the Hoosic River and its watershed, through education, research and advocacy. We envision a watershed that is ecologically sound and adds to the quality of life of its residents. For more information click the link below:

Hoosic River Watershed Association