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Last Updated: 11/2016
Whitewater (Route 67) Take-Out to Park Street Bridge (Route 20)

Description
             



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STATISTICS
Skill Level:            Class 2 and 3
Estimated Time: 
  1.5 hours
Distance:
              4.5 miles
USGS Map:
 Palmer, MA (7.5’x15’)
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01176000 QUABOAG RIVER AT WEST BRIMFIELD, MA  
[1] Whitewater Access on Route 67 - Mile 11.6
Position: 42-12.21 N 72-03.78 W
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Access:
Circular Rest Area. Parking for more than 6 vehicles with car top boats.
Nearest Address:
730 Boston Road, Palmer, MA 01069
Put-In/Take-Out Directions (5.6 miles, 9 minutes)
​​From Exit 8 Palmer of the Massachusetts Turnpike (Rt. 90)
  1. After the exiting, at the stop light, turn left onto Thorndike Street/Route 32 North.
  2. At mile 1.2, turn right onto Old Warren Road.
  3. At mile 4.6, turn right onto Route 67 North.
  4. At mile 5.3, look for a paved circular rest area.
A Circular Rest Area.  Launch on the otherside of the barriers.
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​​[3] Route 20, Park Street Bridge - Mile 7.1
Position:  42-08.55 N 72-16.89 W
Boat Launch:
You cannot park on a state highway in Massachusetts. Put your boat over the guard rail and park off the road at the sports bar area. This is not the easiest access point but useful.
Crossroads Rt20 Sports Bar And Grill has Live Bands Every Weekend   (413) 283-8880
Nearest Launch Address:
1701 Park Street, Palmer, MA 01069

Put-In/Take-Out Directions (3.5 miles, 6 minutes)
From Exit 8 Palmer of the Massachusetts Turnpike (Rt. 90)
  1.  After the exit ramp, at the stop light, turn right onto Thorndike Street.
  2. At mile 0.7, turn left onto Route 20 East/Park Street.
  3. At mile 3.5, turn right at the "Crossroads Sports".
  4. Park on grass just off their long driveway.  Carry your boat to the river.  Oh yeah, they have some great casual food!
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[2] Alternate Whitewater Access - Mile 10.9
Position: 42-10.94 N 72-15.80 W
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Access:
Roadside Park with concrete barriers.  A short carry to the river. Use care because the bank is steep.
Nearest Address:
460 Boston Road Palmer, MA 01069
Put-In/Take-Out Directions (6.1 miles, 10 minutes)
​​From Exit 8 Palmer of the Massachusetts Turnpike (Rt. 90)
  1. After the exiting, at the stop light, turn left onto Thorndike Street/Route 32 North.
  2. At mile 1.2, turn right onto Old Warren Road.
  3. At mile 4.6, turn right onto Route 67 North.
  4. At mile 6.1, look for barracaded rest area.