The Jeremy River, named after Jeremy Adams, begins at a drainage just north of Holbrook Pond about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) east of Gilead, Connecticut and runs for 10.7 miles (17.2 km) to the Salmon River in Colchester, Connecticut.[1] There are many swamps and marshes along the banks of its northern end, the largest of which is 1.5 miles (2.4 km) long.

There is a popular paddling route along the Jeremy River that begins at Old Hartford Road just north of Connecticut Route 2 about 3 miles (5 km) west-northwest of Colchester. The 2.5-mile (4.0 km) route has solid Class II whitewater throughout the run and ends at the Salmon River; however, many paddlers continue along the Salmon River paddling route.

The Norton Paper Mill is located on Jeremy River (in Colchester, Connecticut).[2] It operated from 1895[3] until the early 1960s,[4] before becoming abandoned by the early 1980s, and falling into disrepair. A fire engulfed the building on July 8, 2012, consuming most of the remaining combustibles (the largely-intact walls being made of brick).[3] The property was purchased by the Town of Colchester in 2015 (for $1), with plans to remove the building and redevelop the site as a public park.[4][5] The Nature Conservancy in Connecticut removed the adjacent dam in 2016.[6]


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See also


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-04-05 at WebCite, accessed April 1, 2011
  2. ^ Marshall, Benjamin (1922). A Modern History of New London County, Connecticut, Volume 1. New York City: Lewis Historical Publishing Company. p. 181. ISBN 9781147506648.
  3. ^ a b Shea, Alison (8 July 2012). "Colchester mill blaze blamed on fireworks". The Norwich Bulletin. Retrieved 10 July 2012.
  4. ^ a b "Removing An Eyesore And Giving The Future Of Migratory Fish Hope". 6 June 2014.
  5. ^ "Colchester agrees to buy Norton Paper Mill property". 16 April 2015.
  6. ^ A Dam Along The Jeremy River Comes Down So Fish Can Go Up - The Hartford Courant

Coordinates: 41°35′18″N 72°23′05″W / 41.58829°N 72.3848°W / 41.58829; -72.3848