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Connecticut whitewater, Farmington River - Collinsville

Hartford county, Collinsville to Unionville section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II     3.5 miles
  The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Connecticut are often easier than in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that quite a few of the sections in this state are pretty easy. The put-in is not too far from Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The scenic beauty of Connecticut and the playfulness of the water make the trip here worthwhile.
    The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. Great exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are great reasons to come. The Collinsville
to Unionville section of Farmington River - Collinsville in Connecticut is 3.5 miles long and it is classified as a class II section by American Whitewater. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good places. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. This is not the only paddling section in this river system, there are others too. This is a somewhat short section so  
you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times.

Briefly about the general area:
Farmington River - Collinsville is in close proximity to Stratton Brook State Park which is a striking spot. If the weather is tremendous here at Farmington River - Collinsville, you can go for a hike along the Tunxis Trail. Talcott Mountain State Park is a magnificent spot to stretch your legs a bit, and you can hit the beach if you want, Dossin Park Beach is practically right here. At this river you will always have a good time. There are plenty of folks from Unionville here at Farmington River - Collinsville.

Farmington River - Collinsville, Collinsville to Unionville 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 - Collinsville.
 Whitewater Near Farmington River - Collinsville:
Farmington River - Collinsville, Hartford County, 1 miles away
      Class II - 3.5 miles long (Collinsville to Unionville)
Whitewater Outfitter - Non-Core Tabala Vacations, Hartford County, 5 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Farmington River - Riverton, Litchfield County, 12 miles away
      Class I-III - 11 miles long (Riverton to Satan's Kingdom parking area)
Farmington River, Litchfield County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 2 miles long (Hogback Road to Riverton)
Still River, Litchfield County, 14 miles away
      Class V - 0.1 miles long (Above Sandy Brook)
Farmington River, Hartford County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III - 1.5 miles long (Route 18 to Highway 187)
Hubbard River, Hampden County, 16 miles away
      Class V - 2.65 miles long (W Hartland Road to Route 20)
Little River, Hampden County, 18 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.2 miles long (Dam below Cobble Mountain Reservoir to Northwest Road)
Sandy Brook River, Litchfield County, 19 miles away
      Class IV - 5.6 miles long (Route 183 Bridge to Route 8 Bridge)
Farmington River - West Branch, -blank- County, 20 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.25 miles long (Lower New Boston)
 Ski Areas Near Farmington River - Collinsville:
Ski Sundown, Connecticut , 6 miles away, 625 foot drop, 5 lifts, 15 runs
Mount Southington, Connecticut , 10 miles away, 425 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Powder Ridge, Connecticut , 18 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Blandford, Massachusetts , 22 miles away, 465 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
Otis Ridge, Massachusetts , 25 miles away, 400 foot drop, 5 lifts, 11 runs
Woodbury, Connecticut , 26 miles away, 300 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
Mohawk Mountain, Connecticut , 28 miles away, 640 foot drop, 6 lifts, 24 runs
Ski Butternut, Massachusetts , 35 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 10 lifts, 22 runs
Bousquet, Massachusetts , 42 miles away, 750 foot drop, 5 lifts, 10 runs
Berkshire East, Massachusetts , 44 miles away, 1180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 45 runs
 Marinas Near Farmington River - Collinsville:
Rock Landing Marina, Cromwell , 18 miles away
 Beaches Near Farmington River - Collinsville:
Dossin Park Beach, New Haven , 14 miles away
Babbs Beach, Hartford , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Farmington River - Collinsville:
Residence Inn Hartford Avon, Avon , 6 miles away
DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel Bristol, Bristol , 6 miles away
Farmington Inn The, Farmington , 6 miles away
Avon Old Farms Hotel, Avon , 7 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Plainville, Plainville , 7 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Farmington River - Collinsville:
American Legion State Forest, Barkhamsted, 9 miles away
Gentile's Campground, Plymouth, 11 miles away
Austin Hawes Campground, Litchfield County, 11 miles away
 Trails Near Farmington River - Collinsville:
Tunxis Trail, Hartford , 8 miles away
Metacomet Trail, Hartford , 8 miles away
Mattatuck Trail, New Haven , 10 miles away
Mattabesset Trail, Middlesex , 16 miles away
Mattatuck Trail, Litchfield , 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Farmington River - Collinsville:
Fire Island National Seashore, Patchogue - NY , 51 miles away
Stratton Brook State Park, Connecticut , 7 miles away
Talcott Mountain State Park, Connecticut , 9 miles away
Penwood State Park, Connecticut , 10 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Farmington River - Collinsville:
Tunxis Plantation Golf Course, Farmington , 6 miles away
Blue Fox Run, Avon , 7 miles away
Pine Valley Golf Course, Southington , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Farmington River - Collinsville
Monce Pond, Hartford , 2 miles away
Farmington River Reservoir, Hartford , 2 miles away
Lake Erie, Hartford , 6 miles away

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