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Simsbury, CT 06070

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Recreation Area #1

Recreation Area 1

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Distance: 7 miles
Time: 4-5 hours
Towns: Otis and Sandisfield, MA; Colebrook, CT
Tributaries: Fall River (Otis Reservoir), Clam River
USGS Maps: Otis, Tolland Center, Winsted
Access Points: 1-4
Difficulty: Class I-IV

PUT-IN : Access Point 1, Field on Rt.8 North, Otis, MA
Directions : Travel 4.3 miles north on Rt.8 from the intersection of Rt.57. There is a field on the right across the road from the Mt. View Campground. Turn right on a short dirt road that leads down to the river.
TAKE-OUT : Access Point 4, Public Boat Launch, Colebrook River Lake, Colebrook, CT
Directions : Travel approximately 1.5 miles south on Rt.8 from MA/CT line. The launch will be on the left.

Access Point 2, "Green Bridge", Sandisfield, MA Travel 2.9 miles north on Rt.8 from the intersection with Rt.57. The access, located on the right side of the road, is a picnic rest area with a green bridge crossing the river at its northern end. Ample parking is available at the rest area.
Access Point 3, Old Rt.8, Sandisfield, MA On Rt.8 travel 2.4 miles north of the MA/CT line, take the first right (Old Rt.8) after the Farmington River bridge. Proceeding down the road and just over the bridge you will see numerous parking spots with access to the river on your left.

For a description of this segment of the river as well as historical facts, fish, wildlife and geology consider purchasing our Farmington River Guide.

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