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Kayaking with Clarke OutdoorsPaddle a six or ten mile section of 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 and is a nice spot to have  a picnic lunch (no glass bottles please!), or stop at one of the many scenic spots along the 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.

Please note: Trip location and duration are adjusted to suit current river conditions

Things to Bring

  • Change of Clothes to Leave in Car
  • Sunscreen*
  • Insect Repellant*
  • Water Shoes*
  • Eyeglass strap*

*Available in our retail store.

Rental Rates

Sit-on-Top Kayaks (First timers welcome!)
(seats 1 person)

Weekdays: $40.00
Weekend/Holiday: $45.00

Sit-Yaks are similar to kayaks but you sit on them instead of in them. They're stable, and are great fun for beginners but you should be a good swimmer.

All rates include shuttle service & lifevest.
*Private Guided trips are available for an additional fee

Advance reservations (1-2 weeks) are strongly recommended (earlier for large groups). We require a 50% reservation deposit to confirm your reservation. This may be done over the phone with a credit card if desired.

Reservation deposits are fully refundable with 5 days cancellation notice. We run all trips rain or shine! In case of actual rain the day of your trip, you may choose to  transfer your deposit to another day this season minus a $10 processing fee.

A Security Deposit of $50 or a credit card is required at the time of rental. When rented equipment is returned, in signed-for condition, security deposit may be picked up.

Clarke Outdoors reserves the right to cancel or move any trip due to river or weather conditions. We will not rent to persons who appear to be under the influence of alcohol.

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163 Route 7, West Cornwall, CT 06796  DOES NOT WORK FOR GPS!

(1 mile south of the covered bridge)
ph: 860-672-6365