Recreation Area #4

BOATING

Distance: 9 miles
Time: 2.5-3 hours
Towns: Canton, Avon, Burlington, Farmington
Tributaries: Bunnell Brook, Burlington Brook, Roaring Brook, Pequabuck River
USGS Maps: Collinsville, Avon, New Britain
Access Points: 17-21
Difficulty: Class I-II+, with one portage

PUT-IN : Access Point 17, “Wide Spot”, Rt.179, Burlington, CT (41.794065, -72.925357)

Directions : Traveling from Rt. 179 bridge in Collinsville, follow Rt. 179 south 1.1 miles. Park along the long turn-off on the left.

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TAKE-OUT : Access Point 21, Rt.4 Bridge, Farmington, CT (41.728497, -72.829473)

Directions: Travel 0.2 miles west on Rt. 4 from the stoplight at Rt. 10, in the center of Farmington. Cross the bridge and take an immediate left into a driveway leading to a large handicapped friendly parking lot.

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INTERMITTENT ACCESS POINTS :

Access Point 18, Junction Rt.4/179, Burlington, CT (41.781362, -72.921946)

Directions: Traveling east from traffic light at junction, take first left to the paved parking lot for the Farmington River Trail. River access is located just above the bridge over Burlington Brook and near the cul de sac at the end of the parking lot.

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Access Point 19, River Road, Unionville, CT (41.760998, -72.896406)

Directions: At the western end of Rt. 4 bridge in Unionville, turn onto River Road (Miniature Golf Course/Antique Store). Proceed .3 miles to turnout on left.

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Access Point 20, Wannowmasa Road, Farmington, CT (41.742360, -72.860903)

Directions: 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.

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