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Massachusetts whitewater, Hubbard River

Hampden county, W Hartland Road to Route 20 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V     2.65 miles
  This stretch of Hubbard River in Massachusetts is 2.65 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class V section. The nature scenery of Massachusetts and the cool fresh water beats anything. 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. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Massachusetts is often easier than elsewhere,
    so keep in mind that rivers in this state are less demanding. This is a bit of a short stretch so no need to bring snacks. The starting location is a short drive from Torrington, please print out a copy of the road map further
down the page so you wonít get lost. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great attractions for lots of people. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots.

Briefly
 
    about the general area:
Hubbard River is a spot with many visitors from Granville, and Tolland State Forest is a good place to check out on a lovely day. Granville State Forest is a nice local forest, and Chester-Blandford
  State Forest is both splendid and delightful. This river is so perfect. Hiking along the Richard Trail is nice fun; time spent at Babbs Beach is always perfect. Take a hike on the County Road Trail, and delightful skiing awaits you at Blandford. Now, you may feel that's lots but there's even more amusing stuff to do here at Hubbard River. Hubbard River gets lots of water.

Hubbard River, W Hartland Road to Route 20 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 Hubbard River.
 Whitewater Near Hubbard River:
Hubbard River, Hampden County, 1 miles away
      Class V - 2.65 miles long (W Hartland Road to Route 20)
Farmington River, Litchfield County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 2 miles long (Hogback Road to Riverton)
Farmington River - Riverton, Litchfield County, 6 miles away
      Class I-III - 11 miles long (Riverton to Satan's Kingdom parking area)
Still River, Litchfield County, 7 miles away
      Class V - 0.1 miles long (Above Sandy Brook)
Little River, Hampden County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.2 miles long (Dam below Cobble Mountain Reservoir to Northwest Road)
Farmington River - West Branch, Berkshire/ Hampden County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3 miles long (Upper New Boston)
Farmington River - West Branch, -blank- County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.25 miles long (Lower New Boston)
Fall River, Berkshire County, 9 miles away
      Class V - 0.9 miles long (Otis Reservoir to Farmington River)
Westfield River, Hampden County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 4 miles long (Huntington to Russell)
Sandy Brook River, Litchfield County, 11 miles away
      Class IV - 5.6 miles long (Route 183 Bridge to Route 8 Bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Hubbard River:
Blandford, Massachusetts , 8 miles away, 465 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
Ski Sundown, Connecticut , 9 miles away, 625 foot drop, 5 lifts, 15 runs
Otis Ridge, Massachusetts , 12 miles away, 400 foot drop, 5 lifts, 11 runs
Mount Southington, Connecticut , 25 miles away, 425 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Ski Butternut, Massachusetts , 26 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 10 lifts, 22 runs
Mohawk Mountain, Connecticut , 27 miles away, 640 foot drop, 6 lifts, 24 runs
Bousquet, Massachusetts , 29 miles away, 750 foot drop, 5 lifts, 10 runs
Berkshire East, Massachusetts , 29 miles away, 1180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 45 runs
Woodbury, Connecticut , 32 miles away, 300 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
Powder Ridge, Connecticut , 32 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
 Marinas Near Hubbard River:
J and D Marina, Otis , 8 miles away
T & C Marina, East Otis , 8 miles away
 Beaches Near Hubbard River:
Babbs Beach, Hartford , 14 miles away
 Hotels Near Hubbard River:
Green Acres B And B, Simsbury , 14 miles away
Simsbury 1820 House, Simsbury , 14 miles away
Residence Inn Hartford Avon, Avon , 15 miles away
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites, Westfield , 16 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites WESTFIELD, Westfield , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Hubbard River:
Granville State Forest, Granville, 1 miles away
Twin Brook Farm And Camping Areas, Granville, 4 miles away
Prospect Mountain Campground, Granville, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Hubbard River:
County Road Trail, Hampden , 8 miles away
Richard Trail, Hampden , 9 miles away
Link Trail, Hampden , 9 miles away
Spring Trail, Hampden , 15 miles away
Metacomet Trail, Hartford , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Hubbard River:
Fire Island National Seashore, Patchogue - NY , 66 miles away
Tolland State Forest, Massachusetts , 7 miles away
Chester-Blandford State Forest, Massachusetts , 10 miles away
Stratton Brook State Park, Connecticut , 13 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Hubbard River:
Simsbury Farms Golf Course, Simsbury , 12 miles away
Edgewood Golf Course, Southwick , 13 miles away
Southwick Country Club, Southwick , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Hubbard River
Springfield Water Works Intake Reservoir, Hampden , 8 miles away
Barkhamsted Reservoir, Litchfield , 8 miles away
Lemanquais Pond, Litchfield , 8 miles away

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