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The Scantic River (pronounced SKAN-tik) is a [[river that flows through the states of [[Massachusetts and [[Connecticut and is tributary to the [[Connecticut River.
The Scantic River's tributaries rise in the towns of [[Hampden, Massachusetts|Hampden, [[Wilbraham, Massachusetts|Wilbraham, East Longmeadow
in Massachusetts, and in Stafford
and Somers, Connecticut
, forming the river in the town of Hampden, Massachusetts
southeast of Springfield
. The Scantic flows southwest for
[U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data]
The National Map
accessed April 1, 2011
through the towns and communities of Hampden, Massachusetts; Somers, Somersville, Scitico, Hazardville
, East Windsor
, Broad Brook, Scantic, South Windsor, and East Windsor Hill, Connecticut, until joining the Connecticut River
() near the East Windsor Hill community, part of South Windsor
There are two areas named after the river. One is a small community, part of East Windsor. The other is in the southeast section of Hampden, near the corner of Scantic Road and Rock-A-Dundee Road.
The state of Connecticut is working to form a state park
surrounding the Scantic River in the towns of Somers, Enfield, East Windsor, and South Windsor. Two areas that are proposed for public park areas are the Scantic River State Park
at Powder Hollow in Enfield and the Scantic River State Park at Trolley Crossing just south of Broad Brook where the planned route of the Connecticut Trolley Museum
's main line crosses the river.
Among things named after the river are several roads, the Scantic River Valley YMCA, the Scantic River Artists, the Scantic River Watershed Assn., and many others.
*List of rivers of Connecticut
External linksScantic River Watershed Association
Category:Rivers of Hartford County, Connecticut
Category:Rivers of Hampden County, Massachusetts
Category:Tributaries of the Connecticut River
Category:Rivers of Massachusetts
Category:Rivers of Connecticut