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749 Hopmeadow St.
Simsbury, CT 06070
  860-658-4442

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Recreation Area #6

Recreation Area 6

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BOATING

Distance: 5 miles
Time: 1.5-2 hours
Towns: Bloomfield, E. Granby, Simsbury, Windsor
Tributaries: Salmon Brook
USGS Maps: Tariffville
Access Points: 26-29
Difficulty: Class III

Note: The gorge can be a very hazardous segment to paddle. Running it for the first several times should be done in the company of experienced gorge paddlers.

PUT-IN : Access Point 26 EXPERTS ONLY, Tariffville Park, Simsbury, CT
Directions : From Rt. 10 north in Simsbury, take Rt. 315 east for 1.5 miles. Go up hill and continue straight onto Winthrop Street in the Tariffville section of Simsbury. Turn left onto Main Street and go .2 mile. Just prior to "Hayes Landing" sign, turn right onto the gravel road into the park. Then follow a dirt road to the end where it meets the river.
PUT-IN : Access Point 27 EXPERTS ONLY, Tariffville Gorge, East Granby, CT
Directions : This access point is just upstream of the beach at Tariffville Gorge on river left. From Simsbury, take Rt. 10 to Rt. 315 east to Rt. 189 east to Rt. 187 north. After crossing the Farmington River on Rt. 187, take the first right turn onto Spoonville Road. Then take an immediate right turn at bottom of the hill onto Tunxis Avenue and proceed under the Rt. 187 bridge to the end of the road. A foot trail on the left between two large concrete blocks will take you to the beach. The put-in is located upstream of the beach on river left just above Sandy Beach Rapids.
PUT-IN : Access Point 28 ALL PADDLERS, Rt. 187 Bridge, East Granby, CT
Directions : From Simsbury, take Rt. 10 to Rt. 315 east to Rt. 189 east to Rt. 187 north. After crossing the Farmington River on Rt. 187, take the first right onto Spoonville Road. Then take an immediate right at bottom of the hill onto Tunxis Avenue and proceed to a point under the Rt. 187 bridge where you will find the put-in which also doubles as a take-out for the Tariffville Gorge.
TAKE-OUT : Access Point 29, Rainbow Reservoir Boat Launch, Windsor, CT
Directions : From Simsbury, take Rt. 10 to Rt. 315 east to Rt. 189 east to Rt. 187 north. From Rt. 187, north of the Farmington River bridge, turn right onto Seymour Road and then make a right onto Rainbow Road. Then turn right onto Merriman Road. The access to the state boat launch is .2 mile on your left.  From Rt.91, take Rt. 20 east (Bradley Field exit) and turn right onto Hamilton Road exit, then left at end of exit onto Hamilton Road and finally right onto Rainbow Road for 1.1 miles and left onto Merriman Road. Access to the state boat launch is .2 mile on your left. This area and the reservoir can have heavy motorboat traffic including speedboats and water skiers, yet offers good fishing.

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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