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Connecticut whitewater, Farmington River

Litchfield county, Hogback Road to Riverton section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     2 miles
 
You may wish to add the following map link about the Farmington River: http://www.ctxguide.com/ctxguide_106.htm Says Bryan McFarland

The Hogback Road to Riverton stretch of Farmington River is 2 miles long and has been rated as a class I-II section by American Whitewater. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more forgiving, so you'd better keep in mind that a lot of the rivers
    in this state are suitable for beginners. A good workout and spending some quality time in nature have people coming from far and near. The starting point is not too far from Torrington, if you're not familiar with the area
there's a road map further down the page. This is a pretty short section so better bring some good walking shoes. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. The wonderful Connecticut scenery and the cool fresh  
water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The Hogback Road to Riverton section is one of many paddling sections in this river system.

Briefly about the general area:
Going to Burr Pond State Park right next door to Farmington River is a great thing to do, and going for a hike along the Richard Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this area. While you're here at Farmington River you will meet lots of folks from nearby Riverton. American Legion State Forest is a magnificent forest area in the neighborhood of Farmington River; Tolland State Forest is a great spot to pop by on a delightful day.

Farmington River, Hogback Road to Riverton road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Farmington River.
 Whitewater Near Farmington River:
Farmington River - Riverton, Litchfield County, 0 miles away
      Class I-III - 11 miles long (Riverton to Satan's Kingdom parking area)
Farmington River, Litchfield County, 1 miles away
      Class I-II - 2 miles long (Hogback Road to Riverton)
Still River, Litchfield County, 2 miles away
      Class V - 0.1 miles long (Above Sandy Brook)
Hubbard River, Hampden County, 6 miles away
      Class V - 2.65 miles long (W Hartland Road to Route 20)
Sandy Brook River, Litchfield County, 7 miles away
      Class IV - 5.6 miles long (Route 183 Bridge to Route 8 Bridge)
Farmington River - West Branch, -blank- County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.25 miles long (Lower New Boston)
Farmington River - West Branch, Berkshire/ Hampden County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3 miles long (Upper New Boston)
Fall River, Berkshire County, 10 miles away
      Class V - 0.9 miles long (Otis Reservoir to Farmington River)
Farmington River - Collinsville, Hartford County, 12 miles away
      Class II - 3.5 miles long (Collinsville to Unionville)
Farmington River - West Branch, Berkshire/ Hampden County, 13 miles away
      Class II - 5 miles long (Upper Upper New Boston)
 Ski Areas Near Farmington River:
Ski Sundown, Connecticut , 6 miles away, 625 foot drop, 5 lifts, 15 runs
Otis Ridge, Massachusetts , 13 miles away, 400 foot drop, 5 lifts, 11 runs
Blandford, Massachusetts , 14 miles away, 465 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
Mount Southington, Connecticut , 21 miles away, 425 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Mohawk Mountain, Connecticut , 22 miles away, 640 foot drop, 6 lifts, 24 runs
Ski Butternut, Massachusetts , 24 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 10 lifts, 22 runs
Woodbury, Connecticut , 26 miles away, 300 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
Bousquet, Massachusetts , 29 miles away, 750 foot drop, 5 lifts, 10 runs
Powder Ridge, Connecticut , 31 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Catamount, Massachusetts , 34 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 7 lifts, 29 runs
 Marinas Near Farmington River:
J and D Marina, Otis , 11 miles away
T & C Marina, East Otis , 11 miles away
 Beaches Near Farmington River:
Babbs Beach, Hartford , 18 miles away
Litchfield Town Beach, Litchfield , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Farmington River:
Rodeway Inn & Suites Torrington, Torrington , 10 miles away
Days Inn Torrington, Torrington , 11 miles away
Yankee Pedlar Inn, Torrington , 11 miles away
Manor House, Norfolk , 13 miles away
Tollgate Hill Inn, Litchfield , 14 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Farmington River:
Austin Hawes Campground, Litchfield County, 1 miles away
White Pines Campground, Winsted, 2 miles away
American Legion State Forest, Barkhamsted, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Farmington River:
County Road Trail, Hampden , 14 miles away
Richard Trail, Hampden , 15 miles away
Link Trail, Hampden , 15 miles away
Mattatuck Trail, Litchfield , 18 miles away
Metacomet Trail, Hartford , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Farmington River:
Fire Island National Seashore, Patchogue - NY , 62 miles away
Burr Pond State Park, Connecticut , 8 miles away
Tolland State Forest, Massachusetts , 9 miles away
John A. Minetto State Park, Connecticut , 12 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Farmington River:
Simsbury Farms Golf Course, Simsbury , 12 miles away
Fairview Farm Golf Course, Harwinton , 12 miles away
Pequabuck Golf Club, Pequabuck , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Farmington River
West Hill Pond, Litchfield , 4 miles away
Lemanquais Pond, Litchfield , 5 miles away
Barkhamsted Reservoir, Litchfield , 5 miles away

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