yep, that is what they used to call the Connecticut River. But now it is a Class B river, good enough to swim in. Want more information? See the CT River Joint Commission at
Do you have a favorite stretch of river that you like to visit?
See also this journal article:
Mullens, J.B. and R. S. Bristow. 1003. Overcoming the Nation's Best Landscaped Sewer: Recreators' Perception of the Connecticut River. Journal f the American Water Resources Association. 38(1) 7-15.