Strobridge Recreation Complex, North Pownal, VT (#6) to County Rt. 95 bridge, Petersburg, NY (#7),
#6 Access: This put-in is on the downstream side of the Tannery Dam. From the south, at intersection of. US Rt. 7 and VT Rt. 346, take VT Rt. 346 west 3.0 miles to an unnamed road leading to a bridge over the Hoosic in the hamlet of North Pownal. From the north, the road is 1.6 miles from the NY/VT state line. A floaters ramp is located across the railroad tracks, on the left, at the downstream end of old concrete pad. The access area is not signed.
The Hoosic holds close to the wooded slopes of the Taconics to the state line (at the Rt. 346 bridge), then begins to bend back and forth on a sinuous route through farm fields. After executing a U-bend and returning to flow near the railroad tracks, floaters should watch for waves ahead. These signal a Class II rapid, caused by a ledge and a three-foot drop. Paddle through the center of the wave and hole, and then bear far left to avoid a smaller rapid. Treat this challenging section with respect! One can take out just before the County Rt. 95 bridge, on the right (#7).