Hartford Connecticut has plenty of places for paddling canoes and kayaks

Cockaponset State Forest and Pattaconk Lake Recreation Area

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 more information on our State Parks page.
Stratton Brook State Park - Simsbury, CT
Stratton Brook State Park

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. - Park Map
For more information see our State & Local Parks page.