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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Another Look at Hartford's Park River

We've been fascinated by Hartford's "Hog" River for a long time. Many don't even know about Hartford's underground river that used to run through downtown before it was buried. This summer we spent an afternoon attempting to kayak Hartford's forgotten river. Though we failed to make it the entire length of the river, the adventure provided plenty of highlights and lowlights for the afternoon. Later attempts to kayak the underground portion of the river were thwarted by lack of rainfall.

With November arriving we have come to accept that this won't be the year we navigate the cities underground tunnels. We decided to re-visit the river and see what it looks like in the Fall. Shots range from parts of the river that are so rural they could be mistaken for Vermont to parts of the river that are clearly urban and unmistakably Hartford.

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