Canoeing in Connecticut

Canoeing Trips in Connecticut

Like flat water? Try a morning paddle on Long Island Sound. If river trips pique your interest, be sure to paddle some (or all!) of the Connecticut River Paddler's Trail! Find canoeing trips in Connecticut for every level of canoeist. Whether you're looking for a self-guided, day trip, multi-day trip, or anything in between, there's a canoeing trip in Connecticut for you. If you've paddled Connecticut before, be sure to share your trip with the rest of us!

Planning the trip of a lifetime? Check out these safe paddling tips and always wear your life jacket

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Guide to Canoeing in Connecticut

Connecticut is a very historic state with many historic towns and rivers to paddle through! Read on for guides to planning your own canoeing trip to Connecticut, connecting with other Connecticut paddlers, and many other resources!

  • Connecticut River
  • Thimble Islands
  • Farmington River (white & flat water)
  • The Great Island
  • Candlewood Lake

Canoeing Locations in Connecticut

If you want to plot your own route, check out all paddling locations in Connecticut! Search thousands of put-in and take-out locations on our Paddling Locations Map and be sure to download the Go Paddling app where you can save favorites or create and share a float plan!

Plan a Canoeing Trip in Connecticut

Over the years, many of our paddlers have paddled throughout Connecticut and were so generous to share their paddling experiences with us in a community trip report. Read a few examples of Connecticut community trip reports below:

Have you paddled in Connecticut? Post Your Trip and share with the community!

Connect with Canoeists in Connecticut

Looking to connect with other paddlers in Connecticut? Below are a number of resources to help get you started: