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  41 Bridge St, Canton, CT 06019
We're excited to announce that we're currently accepting applications for the 2024 season.
If you're interested in joining us, feel free to download an application by clicking here.
We can't wait to hear from you!
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Adult Lessons

The Collinsville Canoe & Kayak lesson program is built on the belief that a proper foundation of skills and techniques will lead to a lifetime of fun and enjoyment. See our current classes below, or contact us about a private lesson!

Our highly qualified instructors will teach the skills you need to build your confidence and pursue your chosen paddlesport. We strive to keep our student-to-instructor ratio low to ensure each student receives one-on-one attention in a controlled and safety-conscious environment. We continue to add classes to our schedule - sign up for our email newsletter at the bottom for updates.

Advanced registration and payment are required and may be made through our website by choosing a class below. Also see our Forms and Waivers webpage for required Liability Waivers and kids' forms as indicated in the class descriptions.

We hold our lessons "Rain or Shine," except in the event of extreme weather. See our complete Cancellation Policy and other policies in the About Us section.

Our program includes the following courses.

INTRODUCTION TO KAYAKING (Ages 16+)
This two hour course is the perfect way to learn the sport you have always wanted to try, or to refresh your skills if you haven't paddled in a while. Our experienced instructors will teach you about kayak designs, materials and equipment. Students will practice getting into the kayak, paddling, turning, and safety. Emphasis will be on students feeling comfortable getting started with flatwater kayaking. You will learn on-the-water in the tranquil section of the Farmington River behind our shop using our high quality boats, paddles, and PFDs. Come have some fun on the water at Collinsville Canoe & Kayak!
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INTRODUCTION TO CANOEING (SOLO OR TANDEM) (Ages 16+)
Enjoy an exploration of the original North American public transportation! The course objective is to enable you to paddle a solo or tandem canoe with control on protected waters. You will learn about boat designs, materials and equipment. Students will practice getting into the boat from shore and dock, paddling forward and backward, turning, sideways maneuvers and safety. Emphasis will be on students learning to steer and coordinate with a partner for a fun paddling experience. This class will prove that "tippy canoe..." is a rhyme and not a fact.?You will learn on-the-water in the tranquil section of the Farmington River behind our shop using our high quality boats, paddles, and PFDs.
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INTRO TO PADDLEBOARDING AGES (Ages 16+)
Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is a new perspective on exploring our waterways. It's also a great way to get a full body workout. Our 1.5 hour basics session will take place on the calm section of Farmington River behind our shop with our high quality paddleboards and gear. We'll cover all the fundamentals: getting familiar with equipment, water entry and balance, proper stance and positioning on the board, efficient paddling technique, safety and etiquette. This is a sport that can be enjoyed in both calm and flat water as well as taken to the next level in the surf or in whitewater.
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PADDLEBOARD YOGA AGES (Ages 16+)
Yoga on a stand up paddleboard (SUP) goes together like happiness and sunshine. Doing yoga on the paddleboard simply enhances your yoga workout. The board on the water requires enough extra balance to invigorate your yoga practice. The gentle rocking of the water only improves the experience. This is unlike any yoga experience you will ever have. Get in touch with your body and nature in this 1.5 hour class.

Work at your own level and progress as you create a connection between water and board. Wear water gear, hats, and maybe sunscreen. We will provide high quality paddleboards, paddles, and PFDs. Some previous paddleboarding experience is recommended, but no Yoga experience is required.
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FOR PADDLERS AGED 55+

BEGINNER KAYAK (Ages 55+)
This two-hour course is specifically designed for individuals aged 55 and up! It is the perfect opportunity to learn the sport you've always wanted to try. Our experienced instructors will provide lessons on different types of kayak designs, materials, and equipment. Additionally, they will provide insights on how to deal with mobility issues and other challenges faced by more mature bodies. Students will learn how to get into the kayak, paddle, turn, and ensure safety during the course. The emphasis will be on helping students feel comfortable while beginning with flatwater kayaking. We use high-quality boats, paddles, and PFDs for the lessons, and you will learn on the water in the serene section of the Farmington River behind our shop. Come and have some fun on the water at Collinsville Canoe & Kayak!
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AFTERNOON PADDLES (Ages 55+)
These two-hour leisurely paddles are tailored for individuals aged 55 and up. It's an excellent opportunity to refine your paddling skills with our experienced instructors while enjoying a relaxing afternoon on the water. We will meet at various locations along the slower sections of the Farmington River and the Hogback Reservoir. Whether you bring your boat or rent one of ours, we guarantee you an enjoyable and safe experience.

Choose From The Options Below

Farmington River @ Collinsville Canoe & Kayak
Wednesdays, 2pm - 4pm
July 3 - Rent a Boat ($30) or Bring Your Own ($10)
July 10 - Rent a Boat ($30) or Bring Your Own ($10)
July 17 - Rent a Boat ($30) or Bring Your Own ($10)
July 25 - Rent a Boat ($30) or Bring Your Own ($10)

Hogback Reservoir, Colebrook
Wednesday, July 31, 2pm - 4pm
Rent a Boat ($45) or Bring Your Own ($10)

Farmington River, Avon to Simsbury
Wednesday, August 7, 2pm - 4pm
Rent a Boat ($75) or  Bring Your Own ($10)

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Hours: 

Monday & Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday - Friday: 10am - 5pm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: Noon - 4pm

Location: 41 Bridge St, Canton, CT 06019
Tel: 860-693-6977