Litchfield Connecticut has plenty of places for paddling canoes and kayaks

Paddling at Mount Tom State Park - Washington Depot, CT
Mount Tom State Park

Route 202 at Mount Tom Road Washington Depot, CT, 06794 Phone: 860-567-8870

Water sports in the lake; hiking to tower at mountain top

Non-motorized boating, along with swimming and fishing, are done at this park, named for the mountain within its boundaries. - Park Map (PDF)
Squantz Pond State Park

178 Shortwoods Road New Fairfield, CT, 06810 Phone: 203-312-5023

Pond is centerpiece of wooded park with beach, swimming, boating, hiking trails, ice skating, cross country skiing

Boating is done at this pretty pond, along with swimming, fishing, and other water sports.
See a full description on our State & Local Parks page.
American Legion & Peoples State Forests

Between Center Hill Road (Route 181) and East River Road [see map] Barkhamsted, CT Phone: 860-379-0922

Large forests offer all outdoor recreation: camping, water sports, extensive hiking trails

Canoeing and Kayaking are done on the west band of the Farmington River, which runs through these state forests. Campground Map - Hiking Map - Additional information about American Legion & Peoples State Forests
Lake McDonough Park

Route 219 Barkhamsted, CT, 06063 Phone: 860-379-3036

Water sports and a boat launch; Braille-marked walking trail

Boating and paddling are done on this small, easy-to-reach lake at a day-use park. Boating and shore fishing are done late April- Labor Day. Boats are available to rent.
See full description of Lake McDonough Park.