Northern Forest Canoe Trail
From Colebrook, the Connecticut River transforms from a headwaters stream into a rural river. Paddlers traverse through a landscape of productive dairy farms and riparian woodlands characterized by unique silver maple-ostrich fern natural communities. This forest type is flooded annually, creating deep silty soils and rich wildlife habitat frequented by songbirds, bald eagles, moose, deer, bear, and river otter.
This section of the Connecticut River is a northern spur trail to the Northern Forest Canoe Trail. It is also part of the Connecticut River Paddlers' Trail. The Columbia Covered Bridge and a breached dam at Lyman Falls are markers along a scenic fourteen mile day trip to Bloomfield, Vermont, a route characterized by quick water and Class I-II rapids.