Hartford Connecticut has plenty of places for paddling canoes and kayaks
149 Farms Village Road (Route 309) Simsbury, CT Phone: 860-242-1158
Wheelchair-accessible park has trout fishing, hiking, sports fields, swimming
This large park has opportunities for plenty for water sports, including canoeing, kayaking, and paddling. See full description of Stratton Brook State Park.
18 Ranger Road Haddam, CT Phone: 860-566-2304
Large state forest; good for fishing, hiking & walking, horseback riding, snowmobiling
Launch your boat from the carry-in/car-top boat launch ramp at Messerschmidt Pond. See Cockaponset State Forest for full description of this park.