Kayaking and Canoeing- Connecticut



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  • Fairfield County

    Connecticut Sea Kayakers (ConnYak)
    PO Box 45, Norwalk, CT 06852.

    Welcome ConnYak is a not-for-profit club devoted to sea kayaking. Membership is open to all paddlers interested in sharing the diverse activities associated with this sport. Our Mission is to encourage and support recreational paddling opportunities within and outside Connecticut. We provide information on our website for:  education and safety, local launch sites in CT / RI / NY,  an Events calendar for  ConnYak events and other events of interest to kayakers.

    Connecticut Water Trails Association

    We’d like to welcome you to the official website for the Connecticut Water Trails Association – Water Trails Program. The best and most complete source for information on Connecticut’s Water Trails on the internet.

    Downunder Kayaking -Westport
    575 Riverside Ave, Westport CT 06880. Phone: (203) 956-6217

    Guided tours, lessons and rentals. Kayaks and Paddle Boards.

    Downunder Kayaking- Rowayton
    157 Rowayton Ave, Rowayton (Norwalk), CT 06853. Phone: (203) 642-3660.

    Guided tours, lessons and rentals. Kayaks and Paddle Boards.

    Fairfield Kayak Company
    Fairfield, CT. Phone: 203-255-5315

    Fairfield Kayak Company offers inexpensive kayak rentals and canoe rentals in Fairfield Connecticut by the 1/2 day, full day, weekend or week. No experience needed! Now in our 5th year. Experience the beauty of our Long Island Sound coastline, beaches, Ash Creek estuary, salt marshes, and paddle among sailing yachts in Black Rock or Southport Harbors. Great for company outings, family reunions, & birthdays! ** We operate from a  location in Fairfield 1.5 miles from launch sites: Approved roof racks needed. Not a store-front. Customer pick-up arranged by phone, address provided with reservation.)**

    Kayak Adventure
    East Norwalk, CT 06885. Phone: 203-247-1390

    Sea kayak lessons, tours and rentals year-round on Long Island Sound. Based in East Norwalk minutes from the Long Island Sound.

    Sea Kayak Connecticut
    Greater Norwalk area, CT. Phone: 203-247-9186.

    We are a group of ACA certified instructors who call the western Long Island Sound and the southern Hudson River home. Eager to get on the water for just about any reason, we are passionate about paddling and teaching. There are few things we find more rewarding than working with our clients, seeing the Ah-Ha moments take hold, and watching them utilize their new found skill set. We are experienced at teaching those who haven’t spent very much time in kayaks and for those who have, we’re always excited to help them tackle some of the more advanced paddling maneuvers.
    Sea kayaking and stand-up paddling tours and instruction for the greater Norwalk area.

    Sound Kayakers Club
    Phone: 203-247-1390

    Welcome to Sound Kayakers, a club for sea kayakers from Connecticut and New York who paddle in Long Island Sound. We are an American Canoe Association (ACA) Paddle America Club, which gives our ACA members liability coverage for club events. Sound Kayakers organizes meetings & trips, rescue clinics, guest instruction with nationally recognized trainers, camping trips, and other events to develop the kayaking skills and seamanship of club members. We operate under the Common Adventure Model, with consensus/team decision-making on club trips.

    Connecticut AMC Whitewater (Connecticut's Appalachian Mountain Club)

    We sponsor day and weekend trips on lakes, flatwater rivers and coastal areas of Connecticut.
    We are instituting a sea kayak program with an emphasis on safety and paddling skills. All participants will be required to demonstrate basic safety skills before participating on club trips. Our leaders have participated in safety skills and leadership training.

    Hartford County

    Collinsville Canoe & Kayak
    41 Bridge St. (Route 179), Collinsville, CT 06022. Phone 860-693-6977

    Collinsville Canoe & Kayak is a family owned business that’s been in the same location in Collinsville since 1990. Our building is the former Miner Lumber Company. We started out in a small section of the building but now encompass all 10,000 square feet! The Farmington River is our backyard! That allows us to offer rentals as well as test paddles. Plus it’s a nice place to take a break and have lunch watching the river flow by. Collinsville was voted one of Budget Travel’s 10 coolest towns in America.  Canoe,
    Kayak, Paddle Board sales and rental.

    Huck Finn Adventures
    21 Waterville Rd., Avon, CT 06001. Phone: (860) 693-0385.

    Huck Finn Adventures trips are perfect for novice paddlers and families. The three-hour flatwater trip on the Farmington River is slow-moving and the water is shallow. Stop for a picnic, jump off rope swings, or go for a swim. Whatever your pleasure, you will find a great adventure on this historic River. Rentals and guides for hire.

    Litchfield County

    Clarke Outdoors
    163 Route 7, West Cornwall, CT 06796. Phone: 860-672-6365.

    Paddle a ten mile section of the beautiful Housatonic River in Northwestern Connecticut. This section is a mixture of moving flatwater and easy whitewater and is suitable for novice paddlers. The famous Covered Bridge in West Cornwall marks the halfway point and lunch is available at several places there. You may also bring a picnic lunch (no glass bottles please!), and stop at one of the many scenic spots along the river.West Cornwall shop sells canoes, kayaks and gear, plus they rent canoes, kayaks, and rafts on the Housatonic River. Canoe, Kayak, Raft rentals. They also have rentals at 3 state parks in CT during the summer season.

    Connecticut Outdoors
    20 Main Street (Route 73), Oakville, CT 06779. Phone: 860-274-6213

    Get out there!! We offer delivery of rental boats to favorite local Paddling spots, contact us for details.
    Kayak and canoe sales and rentals.

    Main Stream Kayaks & Canoes
    170 Main St., Route 44, New Hartford, CT 06057. Phone: (860) 693-6791

    Main Stream Canoes and Kayaks offers the outdoors’ enthusiast many ways to enjoy themselves!
    We rent canoes and kayaks, sell used canoes and kayaks, and offer several types of river trips for all levels of experience, providing you with gear, rides and instructions.

    Middlesex County

    Indian River Marina
    58 Commerce St., Clinton, CT 06413. Phone: (860) 664-3704.

    The marina is situated about 1/4 mile up the Indian River from Clinton Harbor where three rivers — the Hammonasset, Indian and Hammock — converge on their way to Long Island Sound. A variety of Perception™ brand tandem, day-touring, recreational and fishing kayaks, and Mad River ™ brand canoes are available for rental by the hour, or at half and full day rates.

    The Glass Kayak
    Haddam, CT Phone: 860-663-2398.

    Whether a novice or just need a refresher course ….Come join us…
    Kayak lessons.

    Brownstone Exploration and Discovery Park
    161 Brownstone Ave., Portland, CT 06480. Phone: (866) 860-0208.

    Kayak rentals to explore on-site quarry.

    New Haven County

    Changing Tides PaddleCraft LLC.
    P.O. Box 3165, New Haven, CT 06515. Phone: (203) 903-5705.

    We are proud that our Instructors are trained and Certified by the American Canoe Association – the benchmark for paddling Instruction in North America. Together our staff span a broad range of paddling disciplines, bringing depth of experience and love of the outdoors to the art of building your paddling skills. Classes and Tours.

    New London County

    Black Hall Marina
    Route 156, Old Lyme, CT 06371. Phone: (860) 434-9680

    Black Hall Marina is located directly on the Connecticut River Estuary,
    Canoe and Kayak trail. The 500 acre, Great Island Wildlife Management area
    is right in our backyard. It’s the perfect place to spend the day on the water.
    Families can pack a picnic lunch and explore Griswold point, watch an Osprey
    dive for fish, and see some of the most beautiful scenery that Connecticut has
    to offer. Serious enthusiasts can take on the many miles of waterways,
    and tidal flats for a great workout, or to just “escape” civilization for awhile.
    Offers canoe and kayak rentals.

    Windham County

    Five Mile Outfitters
    99 Commerce Ave., Danielson, CT 06239. Phone: (860)779-2160.

    Kayak rentals, sales, events, demo days.

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