Here Are 8 Rivers To Explore In Connecticut After You’ve Paddled The Connecticut River

No doubt the Connecticut River is full of water adventure. You can take a riverboat cruise, go kayaking, jet skiing, boating and more. But once the popular water playground has been crossed off your bucket list, what do you do? There are plenty of other rivers in the Nutmeg state that are just begging for your attention. Whether you prefer a kayak, canoe, or SUP, explore these Connecticut rivers for an amazing adventure.

To help you plan your trip, we’ve included the names and addresses of nearby outfitters where you can rent everything you need for a day on the river.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Have you ever enjoyed a paddling adventure on one of these Connecticut rivers? Share your experiences and photos in the comments section below. If you prefer a river experience with a little more speed, check out this drive-your-own-boat tour.