If you want to do a nice scouting hike along the river, there is a snowmobile road on River Left, off of a large open field, where Rte. 58 in Montgomery Center, heads towards Hazen’s Notch and turns from asphalt to dirt (intersection of Regan Rd, ~ ¼ mile at top of hill). This VAST trail follows the Trout all the way up and along Wade Brook until the crossing of Amidon Road. Wade Brook’s put in is (approximately 3 miles) via this trail. When you cross the field towards the right, the road travels upstream, but if you want to see some of the bigger drops head downstream. There are many spots where you can walk along the drops, you will be able to go below the houses and check out the portage drop and understand why you need to shoulder your boat (~ ¼ mile downstream).