Take-out at a park on river left, 1/3 of a mile upstream of the dam. From here it is a 2.8 mile portage on city streets to a steep put-in off of Popular Street. Note: those wishing to utilize the Power Company's free shuttle should instead take-out at Barton Cove Canoe & Kayak Rental Area by the Barton Cove Campground and calling 413-659-3761 to request a pick up.
Portages are performed on an as needed basis for groups with four or fewer boats. Groups with more than four boats are asked to call one month in advance to plan ahead for portage dates. On most days, portages will be provided within 15 to 90 minutes of the boater’s telephone call. Paddlers should have all gear unloaded and wait by their craft.