In 1773 this town produced cooking pots, kettles, and other household items...as well as supplies for the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War.
Today, visitors to Batsto Village can see the harnessed water power in action during period craft demonstrations held at the mills.
The Batsto River offers a little of everything for every level of kayaker.
The upper part of the river is certainly more difficult, with sharp turns and debris, often requiring lift overs. The lower half of the river, and into Batsto Lake is more open and easier paddle.