Distance: 9 miles
Time: 2.5-3 hours
Towns: Canton, Avon, Burlington, Farmington
Tributaries: Bunnell Brook, Burlington Brook, Roaring Brook, Pequabuck
USGS Maps: Collinsville, Avon, New Britain
Access Points: 17-21
Difficulty: Class II
PUT-IN : Access Point 17, "Wide Spot", Rt.179, Burlington, CT
Directions : Traveling from Rt. 179 bridge in Collinsville, follow Rt. 179
south 1.1 miles. Park along the long turn-off on the left.
TAKE-OUT : Access Point 21, Rt.4 Bridge, Farmington, CT
Directions : Travel .3 mile west on Rt. 4 from jct. Rt. 10/ 4 in center of
Farmington. Cross Rt. 4 bridge in Farmington and turn left on to a small
paved road leading to a large parking lot.
INTERMITTENT ACCESS POINTS :
Access Point 18, Junction Rt.4/179, Burlington, CT. Traveling east from
traffic light at junction, take first left (50 yards) down to a lower dirt
road by the river. This is a hazardous turn. Once on lower road, turn left
and follow .2 mile for a good put-in.
Access Point 19, River Road, Unionville, CT. At the western end of Rt. 4
bridge in Unionville, turn onto River Road (Miniature Golf Course/Antique
Store). Proceed .3 mile to turnout on left.
Access Point 20, Wannowmasa Road, Farmington, CT. Travel 1.6 miles south on
Rt. 4 from Unionville center. Turn right onto Wannowmasa Lane, at the car
wash, just before crossing under the old railroad bridge. Follow road to
the access area.
For a description of this segment of the river as well as historical facts, fish, wildlife and geology consider purchasing our Farmington River Guide.