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Connecticut whitewater, Farmington River

Hartford county, Route 18 to Highway 187 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     1.5 miles
  This stretch of Farmington River in Hartford County is 1.5 miles long and is a class II-III section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The natural beauty of Connecticut and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling places.
    There are many good hotels to choose from, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. Getting some good exercise and just being out on the river for a while are great attractions for lots of
people. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. The put-in location is a short drive from Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, as you can see on the road map further down. This section is quite short so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. There are plenty of other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well.

Briefly about the general area:
Babbs Beach is in the vicinity
of Farmington River if you're in a beach type of mood, and folks from East Granby love to come here. You absolutely ought to explore Penwood State Park since you're here at Farmington River, and since you're here you can take a hike along the Metacomet Trail. Lots of fun awaits you along this river. Talcott Mountain State Park is both good and pretty, and it's next to Farmington River. For the duration of the summer months at Farmington River temperatures are usually in the 80's while nighttime lows are generally in the 50's. For the period of the wintertime this place gets highs in the 30's, and overnight lows at Farmington River during the winter frequently plunge into the 0's.

Farmington River, Route 18 to Highway 187 road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Farmington River.
 Whitewater Near Farmington River:
Farmington River, Hartford County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III - 1.5 miles long (Route 18 to Highway 187)
Whitewater Outfitter - Non-Core Tabala Vacations, Hartford County, 10 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Little River, Hampden County, 15 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.2 miles long (Dam below Cobble Mountain Reservoir to Northwest Road)
Roaring Brook River, Hartford County, 16 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3 miles long (Cold Brook Road to Route 17)
Farmington River - Collinsville, Hartford County, 16 miles away
      Class II - 3.5 miles long (Collinsville to Unionville)
Connecticut River, Hampden County, 18 miles away
      Class -blank- - 2 miles long (Holyoke)
Hubbard River, Hampden County, 20 miles away
      Class V - 2.65 miles long (W Hartland Road to Route 20)
Westfield River, Hampden County, 20 miles away
      Class I-II - 4 miles long (Huntington to Russell)
Farmington River - Riverton, Litchfield County, 21 miles away
      Class I-III - 11 miles long (Riverton to Satan's Kingdom parking area)
Farmington River, Litchfield County, 22 miles away
      Class I-II - 2 miles long (Hogback Road to Riverton)
 Ski Areas Near Farmington River:
Ski Sundown, Connecticut , 16 miles away, 625 foot drop, 5 lifts, 15 runs
Blandford, Massachusetts , 20 miles away, 465 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
Powder Ridge, Connecticut , 21 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 19 runs
Mount Southington, Connecticut , 22 miles away, 425 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Otis Ridge, Massachusetts , 31 miles away, 400 foot drop, 5 lifts, 11 runs
Berkshire East, Massachusetts , 39 miles away, 1180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 45 runs
Woodbury, Connecticut , 41 miles away, 300 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
Mohawk Mountain, Connecticut , 42 miles away, 640 foot drop, 6 lifts, 24 runs
Ski Butternut, Massachusetts , 44 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 10 lifts, 22 runs
Bousquet, Massachusetts , 47 miles away, 750 foot drop, 5 lifts, 10 runs
 Marinas Near Farmington River:
Four Mile River Marina, West Springfield , 12 miles away
Seaboard Marina, South Glastonbury , 15 miles away
Rock Landing Marina, Cromwell , 15 miles away
Hartford Yacht Club, Glastonbury , 15 miles away
Portland Riverside Marina, Portland , 19 miles away
 Beaches Near Farmington River:
Babbs Beach, Hartford , 7 miles away
 Hotels Near Farmington River:
DoubleTree By Hilton Hartford - Bradley Airport, Windsor Locks , 2 miles away
Hampton Inn Hartford-Airport CT, Windsor , 2 miles away
Quality Inn Windsor Locks, Windsor Locks , 3 miles away
La Quinta Inn Hartford Bradley Airport, Windsor Locks , 3 miles away
Homewood Suites Hartford-Windsor Locks, Windsor Locks , 3 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Farmington River:
Golden Acres Campground, Hampden County, 8 miles away
Southwick Acres Campground, Southwick, 8 miles away
Sodom Mountain Campground, Southwick, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Farmington River:
Metacomet Trail, Hartford , 9 miles away
County Road Trail, Hampden , 15 miles away
Link Trail, Hampden , 15 miles away
Richard Trail, Hampden , 16 miles away
Mattabesset Trail, Middlesex , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Farmington River:
Quinebaug & Shetucket Rivers Valley National Heritage Corridor, Putnam - CT , 58 miles away
Fire Island National Seashore, Patchogue - NY , 59 miles away
Penwood State Park, Connecticut , 5 miles away
Talcott Mountain State Park, Connecticut , 7 miles away
Stratton Brook State Park, Connecticut , 9 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Farmington River:
Airways Golf Course & Country, West Suffield , 3 miles away
Wintonbury Hills Golf Course, Bloomfield , 4 miles away
Keney Golf Course, Hartford , 6 miles away
 Lakes Near Farmington River
Congamond Lakes, Hampden , 7 miles away
Lake Erie, Hartford , 10 miles away
Tuller Reservoir, Hartford , 10 miles away

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