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Massachusetts whitewater, Farmington River - West Branch

Lower New Boston section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     2.25 miles
The Farminton has the deserved local reputation for being runable when other nearby waters, such as the Housatonic and Shepaug are too low Says Nick

The wonderful -blank- County scenery and the playfulness of the water make the trip here worthwhile. This stretch of Farmington River - West Branch in -blank- County is 2.25 miles long and it is classified as a class II-III section by American Whitewater. For all you camping people there
    are campgrounds nearby. The Lower New Boston section is one of many paddling sections in this river system. The average Massachusetts whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master than those in
other states, so better not forget that rivers in this state are less demanding. This section is quite short so better bring some good walking shoes. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Pittsfield, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way there are lots of good rivers for that around here. A bit of exercise and just hanging out with mother  
nature are great attractions for lots of people.

Briefly about the general area:
When you're here at Farmington River - West Branch it's always fun to stop by Tolland State Forest, and close by you hit upon the County Road Trail which is a perfect hiking trail. You're sure to stumble upon some wonderful people from Colebrook here, and York Lake is a glorious spot to stretch your legs a bit. This river is so great. The skiing at Otis Ridge is delightful. Farmington River - West Branch sees pretty high levels of rainfall. The wettest month of the year is ordinarily August, that's the one that rains the most, and January is when it's the driest.

Farmington River - West Branch, Lower New Boston 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 - West Branch.
 Whitewater Near Farmington River - West Branch:
Farmington River - West Branch, -blank- County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.25 miles long (Lower New Boston)
Farmington River - West Branch, Berkshire/ Hampden County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3 miles long (Upper New Boston)
Fall River, Berkshire County, 4 miles away
      Class V - 0.9 miles long (Otis Reservoir to Farmington River)
Sandy Brook River, Litchfield County, 4 miles away
      Class IV - 5.6 miles long (Route 183 Bridge to Route 8 Bridge)
Still River, Litchfield County, 6 miles away
      Class V - 0.1 miles long (Above Sandy Brook)
Farmington River, Litchfield County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 2 miles long (Hogback Road to Riverton)
Hubbard River, Hampden County, 7 miles away
      Class V - 2.65 miles long (W Hartland Road to Route 20)
Farmington River - Riverton, Litchfield County, 7 miles away
      Class I-III - 11 miles long (Riverton to Satan's Kingdom parking area)
Farmington River - West Branch, Berkshire/ Hampden County, 7 miles away
      Class II - 5 miles long (Upper Upper New Boston)
Walker Brook, Berkshire/ Hampden County, 11 miles away
      Class IV - 3.5 miles long (3.5 miles West of Chester on Route 20 to Chester)
 Ski Areas Near Farmington River - West Branch:
Otis Ridge, Massachusetts , 7 miles away, 400 foot drop, 5 lifts, 11 runs
Blandford, Massachusetts , 12 miles away, 465 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
Ski Sundown, Connecticut , 13 miles away, 625 foot drop, 5 lifts, 15 runs
Ski Butternut, Massachusetts , 18 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 10 lifts, 22 runs
Mohawk Mountain, Connecticut , 21 miles away, 640 foot drop, 6 lifts, 24 runs
Bousquet, Massachusetts , 23 miles away, 750 foot drop, 5 lifts, 10 runs
Mount Southington, Connecticut , 27 miles away, 425 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Woodbury, Connecticut , 28 miles away, 300 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
Catamount, Massachusetts , 29 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 7 lifts, 29 runs
Jiminy Peak, Massachusetts , 29 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 9 lifts, 45 runs
 Marinas Near Farmington River - West Branch:
J and D Marina, Otis , 5 miles away
T & C Marina, East Otis , 5 miles away
 Hotels Near Farmington River - West Branch:
Manor House, Norfolk , 10 miles away
Rodeway Inn & Suites Torrington, Torrington , 13 miles away
Days Inn Torrington, Torrington , 14 miles away
Yankee Pedlar Inn, Torrington , 15 miles away
Tollgate Hill Inn, Litchfield , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Farmington River - West Branch:
Twin Brook Farm And Camping Areas, Granville, 4 miles away
Cold Spring Campground, Berkshire County, 4 miles away
Tolland State Forest, East Otis, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Farmington River - West Branch:
County Road Trail, Hampden , 15 miles away
Richard Trail, Hampden , 16 miles away
Link Trail, Hampden , 16 miles away
Wild Cat Trail, Berkshire , 17 miles away
Spring Trail, Hampden , 20 miles away
 Public Lands Near Farmington River - West Branch:
Fire Island National Seashore, Patchogue - NY , 67 miles away
Tolland State Forest, Massachusetts , 3 miles away
York Lake, Massachusetts , 8 miles away
Haystack Mountain State Park, Connecticut , 11 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Farmington River - West Branch:
Brae Burn Country Club, Newton Lower Falls , 15 miles away
Quarry Veiw Golf Course, Canaan , 16 miles away
Greenock Country Club, Lee , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near Farmington River - West Branch
Lemanquais Pond, Litchfield , 2 miles away
Lake Triangle, Litchfield , 4 miles away
West Hill Pond, Litchfield , 10 miles away

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