Clayton Park, Pownal, VT (#4) to Tannery Dam, North Pownal, VT (#5)

2.6 miles

#4 Access: from intersection of US Rt. 7 and VT Rt. 346; 0.8 miles west on VT Rt. 346 to Lincoln St. Go left on Lincoln St. 0.1 miles to parking area (simply pull to side of road) and old sign post. Be careful crossing the ungated railroad tracks. The access area is not signed.
Farm fields, wetlands, and the wooded slopes of the Taconics on your left are typical of this stretch of river. Backwater and a close approach to the Boston and Maine railroad tracks on your right indicate the approach to the tannery dam. Take out on the right as the rails enter a shallow then deep road cut, and carry your craft along the tracks about 0.3 miles around the dam. Trains use the tracks several times a day. The take out is not signed.