The 150-mile long river runs down the western edges of Massachusetts and Connecticut. There is a good deal of information about the Housatonic on line, including a website about the Great Barrington Riverwalk in Massachusetts and a guide to the Lower part of the river.

For a complete river guide to the Housatonic River running through Connecticut, go to  Connecticut Explorer's Guide will have detailed maps showing rapids and boat launches.

You can also explore some photos and maps and environmental impact links