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Connecticut whitewater, Hammonasset River

Middlesex New Haven county, Summer Hill Road to Green Hill Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     2 miles
 
You may wish to add the following link from the Hammonassett River page:http://www.ctxguide.com/ctxguide_116.htm Says Bryan McFarland

The average Connecticut whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master than those in other states, so keep in mind that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. The beautiful scenery of Middlesex/ New Haven County and the cool fresh water will make you feel
    great. The Summer Hill Road to Green Hill Road section of Hammonasset River is 2 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class I-II section. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. No shortage
of good hotels, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this is an area with not too many other spots for that. The starting location is a short drive from Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, if you're not familiar with the area there's  
a road map further down the page. This stretch is short so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over.

Briefly about the general area:
Everybody loves Hammonasset Beach State Park, and nothing beats kicking back at Circle Beach. Going for a hike on the Mattabesset Trail is always a great adventure, and you'll meet a lot of people from Madison here. The surroundings of this river have so much to offer. There are good locations to look at along the West Woods Trail, and there's no such thing as a bad day of skiing at nearby Powder Ridge. Enjoy a lazy day on the beach at East Rive Beach; Chatfield Hollow State Park is a magnificent place.

Hammonasset River, Summer Hill Road to Green Hill Road road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Hammonasset River.
 Whitewater Near Hammonasset River:
Hammonasset River, Middlesex/ New Haven County, 1 miles away
      Class I-II - 2 miles long (Summer Hill Road to Green Hill Road)
Roaring Brook River, Hartford County, 18 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3 miles long (Cold Brook Road to Route 17)
Salmon River, New London County, 19 miles away
      Class II - 4.6 miles long (Old Route 2 to covered bridge at Highway 16)
Whitewater Outfitter - White Water Outfitt, Suffolk County, 24 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Non-Core Tabala Vacations, Hartford County, 29 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Hammonasset River:
Powder Ridge, Connecticut , 13 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Mount Southington, Connecticut , 26 miles away, 425 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Ski Sundown, Connecticut , 37 miles away, 625 foot drop, 5 lifts, 15 runs
Woodbury, Connecticut , 47 miles away, 300 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
Blandford, Massachusetts , 50 miles away, 465 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
Mohawk Mountain, Connecticut , 56 miles away, 640 foot drop, 6 lifts, 24 runs
Otis Ridge, Massachusetts , 56 miles away, 400 foot drop, 5 lifts, 11 runs
Pine Ridge, Massachusetts , 65 miles away, 200 foot drop, 1 lifts, 8 runs
Ski Butternut, Massachusetts , 66 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 10 lifts, 22 runs
Thunder Ridge, New York , 68 miles away, 500 foot drop, 4 lifts, 30 runs
 Marinas Near Hammonasset River:
Guilford Yacht Club, Guilford , 6 miles away
Clinton Yacht Haven, Clinton , 6 miles away
Riverside Basin Marina, Clinton , 6 miles away
Cedar Island Marina, Clinton , 6 miles away
River's Edge Marina, Clinton , 6 miles away
 Beaches Near Hammonasset River:
East Rive Beach, New Haven , 4 miles away
Circle Beach, New Haven , 5 miles away
Hammonasset Beach, New Haven , 5 miles away
Jacobs Public Beach, New Haven , 6 miles away
Clinton Town Beach, Middlesex , 7 miles away
 Hotels Near Hammonasset River:
Tidewater Inn, Madison , 3 miles away
The Scranton Seahorse Inn, Madison , 3 miles away
Comfort Inn Guilford, Guilford , 4 miles away
Tower Inn And Suites Of Guilford - Madison, Guilford , 4 miles away
Red Roof Inn And Suites Guilford, Guilford , 8 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Hammonasset River:
Hammonasset Beach State Park, Madison, 2 miles away
Riverdale Camp Sites, Clinton, 2 miles away
River Road Campground, Clinton, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Hammonasset River:
Mattabesset Trail, New Haven , 9 miles away
West Woods Trail, New Haven , 10 miles away
Washington Trail, Middlesex , 11 miles away
Mattabesset Trail, Middlesex , 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Hammonasset River:
Fire Island National Seashore, Patchogue - NY , 35 miles away
Quinebaug & Shetucket Rivers Valley National Heritage Corridor, Putnam - CT , 59 miles away
Chatfield Hollow State Park, Connecticut , 2 miles away
Hammonasset Beach State Park, Connecticut , 5 miles away
Millers Pond State Park, Connecticut , 8 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Hammonasset River:
Guilford Lakes Golf Course, Guilford , 6 miles away
Hillside Links Golf Course, Deep River , 11 miles away
Twin Lakes Golf Course, North Branford , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Hammonasset River
Hammonasset Reservoir, Middlesex , 2 miles away
Quonnipaug Lake, New Haven , 7 miles away
Cedar Lake, Middlesex , 8 miles away

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