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The Famous Covered Bridge at West CornwallPaddle the beautiful Housatonic River in Northwestern Connecticut.
This section is a mixture of moving flatwater and easy whitewater and is suitable for novice paddlers.

The famous Covered Bridge in West Cornwall marks the halfway point and lunch is available at several places there. You may also bring a picnic lunch (no glass bottles please!), and stop at one of the many scenic spots along the river.

The Journey
Choose rafting or canoeing and journey down a 10 mile section of the Housatonic River.
Come to our shop in the morning and a van will take you to Falls Village. When you've completed your journey 10 miles downstream at Housatonic Meadows Picnic Area we'll pick you up and bring you back to our shop where hot showers are available.


Trip Duration

  CANOE RAFT
10 miles 3 1/2 - 4 hrs. 4 1/2 - 5 hrs.
6 miles 1 1/2 - 2 hrs. 2 - 2 1/2 hrs.

Please keep in mind that rafts are more stable than canoes and are recommended for groups with young children or weak-swimmers. (Great for birthday parties, a free t-shirt for the birthday child!)


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163 Route 7, West Cornwall, CT 06796
(1 mile south of the covered bridge)
ph: 860-672-6365  •  fax: 860-672-6543