Erik, The Nipmuc from the beginning - On Brook Road is one of the sweetest little runs around. You feel absolutely in a remote area. I do every time it's up - 4.5 of higher on the Nipmuc Gauge. It's 35 min run to my house and then another 20 or so to the traditional Nipmuc paddle up stream. I live at the perfect spot on the river - it's as far as you can paddle up to when the level is high enough. There are several trees (massive ones) that need removal up top - I walk the river from top down and clear it with the chainsaw every year. The Beavers went up stream and made massive dams - they haven't been there in the past five or so years. You have to ride it with me when it's going. I do multiple loops to my house. Then there's always the Clear Canyon - that never changes - always fun to do loops in there.