The Cold River runs through parts of the Mohawk Tail, Route 2 and the Pioneer Valley in western Massachusetts. It eventually meets up with the larger Deerfield River.
Cold River is a semi-popular white water rafting and fishing river. It’s very shallow and makes for a nice hike along the shore or down the middle where the shallow spots are.
I spent the weekend camping at the Mohawk Trail State Forest which has great access to the Cold River. I was only about 20′ from the river’s edge and just listening to the sounds of the water flowing was very relaxing.