This White Water Adventure In Connecticut Is An Outdoor Lover's Dream
When you think of white water adventures, your mind probably heads out west. But outdoor lovers don’t have to leave Connecticut to enjoy an exhilarating river rafting trip. The rafting adventure is perfect for beginners and even entire families. Let’s head over to the Housatonic River and check it out!
Connecticut's Housatonic River stretches from the Massachusetts border to the Long Island Sound through the western part of the state. The scenic waterway is a popular spot for fly fishing but also the location of a fun-filled rafting adventure.
Clarke Outdoors in West Cornwall offers rafting and canoe trips down the Housatonic. The rafts are more stable than canoes and recommended for beginners, families with small children, and weaker swimmers.
The rafting trip covers a section of the Housatonic that has a mixture of moving flatwater and easy whitewater. Ideal for novices, this is an adventure for all to enjoy!
Arrive at the shop and Clarke Outdoors will transport you by van to Falls Village where you'll begin your journey. The trip is ten miles from start to end and takes about 4 1/2 - 5 hours to complete. Or opt for a shorter journey of six miles for 2 - 2 1/2 hours of rafting time.
The iconic Cornwall Covered Bridge is the halfway point of your rafting adventure. Here you'll have the chance to stop and soak in the scenery. Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy your meal on the riverbank.
Housatonic Meadows State Park marks the end of the excursion. A van from Clark Outdoors will transport you back to the shop where you can indulge in a hot shower if you wish.
Start making plans now to raft down the Housatonic. This warm weather adventure is a fun way to enjoy time with family and friends.
Learn more by checking out the Clarke Outdoors'
. Address: 163 US-7, West Cornwall, CT 06796.
Have you ever taken a river rafting adventure in Connecticut? You can also enjoy a lazy float down the Farmington River this summer on this scenic tubing trip .
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