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. 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 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). It operated from 1895 until at least 1922, before being 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), having likely been started by trespassers with illegal fireworks.
- U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed April 1, 2011
- Shea, Alison (8 July 2012). "Colchester mill blaze blamed on fireworks". The Norwich Bulletin. Retrieved 10 July 2012.
- Marshall, Benjamin (1922). A Modern History of New London County, Connecticut, Volume 1. New York City: Lewis Historical Publishing Company. p. 181. ISBN 9781147506648.
- Connecticut Explorer's Guide Online paddling maps of the Jeremy River
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