The Quinebaug River is about 69 miles long with 37 of those miles in the State of Connecticut. Due to a high number of dams and waterfalls in CT only about 30 miles are able to be paddled and attempting to paddle the whole thing would be quite technical.
The name “Quinebaug” comes from the Native American term, spelled variously Qunnubbâgge, Quinibauge, etc., meaning “long pond”. In 1994 the river was protected as the Quinebaug and Shetucket Rivers Valley National Heritage Corridor by the National Park Service. In December 2014, Congress passed a law officially renaming the area the Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor.