What is Connecticut River?

  • (noun): A river in the northeastern United States; flows south from northern New Hampshire along the border between New Hampshire and Vermont and through Massachusetts and Connecticut where it empties into Long Island Sound.
    Synonyms: Connecticut

Connecticut River

The Connecticut River is the largest and longest river in New England, and also an American Heritage River. It flows roughly south, starting from the Fourth Connecticut Lake in New Hampshire. After flowing through the remaining Connecticut Lakes and Lake Francis and leaving the town of Pittsburg, it defines the border between the states of New Hampshire and Vermont. The river then flows through the fertile Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts and past Springfield, the most populous city on the river. 4 miles (6 km) south of Springfield, the river enters Connecticut, where it spurred the growth of Hartford, the second largest city (and only state capital) along the river, situated just 24 miles (39 km) miles south of Springfield. From Hartford, the Connecticut River veers southeastward and ultimately discharges into the Long Island Sound at Old Saybrook and Old Lyme, Connecticut. The Connecticut River has a total length of 407 miles (655 km), and a drainage basin extending over 11,250 square miles (29,100 km2). The mean freshwater discharge into Long Island Sound is 19,600 cubic feet (560 m3) per second.

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South Hadley Canal Historic District
... The South Hadley Canal was a canal along the Connecticut River in South Hadley, Massachusetts ... the Great Falls at South Hadley, a 53-foot (16 m) drop in the Connecticut River that blocked boat transport ... miles (4.0 km) of land transport around the falls, driving river transport cost for a bushel of wheat from Northampton, Massachusetts to Windsor, Connecticut ...
Mount Tom Range - History - Early Tourism and Conservation
... following the success of the hotel on the summit of Mount Holyoke across the river, William Street opened a summit hotel on Mount Nonotuck and named ... The hotel was closer to the Connecticut River and therefore more accessible than the hotel on Mount Holyoke, which spurred the owners of the latter establishment to build a rail line and a ferry dock from the ... Range and the Mount Tom Range were part of a 1966 proposal by the National Park Service for a "Connecticut River National Recreation Area." Although the ...
Mount Toby
... towns of Sunderland and Leverett, Massachusetts, just east of the Connecticut River ... of Amherst and the Holyoke Range in the south the Connecticut River and Mount Sugarloaf to the west Mount Snow, Mount Ascutney, and Mount Monadnock in the north ... there are several cliffs located on the lower south and southwest facing slopes overlooking the Connecticut River Valley and the town of Sunderland ...
Little Tom Mountain - Ancient History
... Little Tom overlooks glacial Lake Hitchcock, which was formed in the present Connecticut River basin as the retreating Laurentide ice sheet deposited sediments near ... Pocumtuck tribe, which lived and thrived in the Connecticut River Valley until the arrival of the Europeans ...
Connecticut River - Sites of Interest
... Connecticut River Museum in Essex, Connecticut Connecticut Valley Historical Museum in Springfield, Massachusetts ...

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