Distance: 4.5 miles
Time: 1-1.5 hours
Towns: New Hartford, Canton
Tributaries: Cherry Brook, Nepaug River
USGS Maps: Collinsville
Access Points: 13-16
Difficulty: Class I-III, Flatwater
PUT-IN : Access Point 13, Satan's Kingdom State Recreation Area,
New Hartford, CT
Directions : Travel 1.8 miles east of New Hartford center on Rt. 44 or 2.4
miles west of jct. Rt. 44/179 in Canton. This state owned area is the site
of a very active tubing concession (Farmington River Tubing Company - (860) 693-6465) that runs from approximately mid- May to
early September. Parking is available for boaters.
TAKE-OUT : Access Point 16, River Road Waste Water Treatment Plant,
Directions : From jct. Rt. 44/179, travel 1 mile south on Rt. 179. You will
see Gildersleeve Road on your left. Directly opposite, take a right onto a
road marked by the "Park and Ride" sign. Follow this road past the stop
sign. The access point is on your right, just short of the steel fence of
the waste water treatment facility.
INTERMITTENT ACCESS POINTS :
Access Point 14, Nepaug State Forest, New Hartford, CT From jct. Rt. 44/179
and Rt. 202 in Canton, take a right onto Rt. 202 west across the river.
Then take first right onto Powder Mill Road and immediate left onto Ramp
Road. Continue past Canton Waste Transfer station onto a dirt road. Proceed
approximately 1.5 miles to the end.
Access Point 15, Tubing Pullout, Canton, CT Travel .4 mile West on Rt. 44
from jct. Rt. 44/ 202 and Rt. 179 in Canton. This point is approximately
200 yards downstream from the Canton/New Hartford border. Parking is
available just downstream of tubing bus parking.
For a description of this segment of the river as well as historical facts, fish, wildlife and geology consider purchasing our Farmington River Guide.