Hackensack River Canoe & Kayak Club

paddling for over a third of a century

Farmington River
from just above Riverton, CT to Satan's Kingdom State Park, New Hartford, CT
Approx. 9.5 miles
by Bob Rancan

Saturday, May 31, 2014

We had 18 members in 16 boats (9 canoes and 7 kayaks) on a beautiful but cool, late spring day. The water level was decent: 470 cfs combining the W. Br. Farmington gauge at Riverton with the Still River gauge. There were a couple of spills here and there but all resulted in nice recoveries. There were Great Blue Herons, Belted Kingfishers, lots and lots of Common Mergansers, Kingbirds and many Yellow Warblers and American Redstarts were heard.
A very nice day and some very good local pizza for those that stayed around.