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  41 Bridge St, Canton, CT 06019
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We have great water levels all season!

A hydroelectric plant, here in Collinsville, on the Farmington River has renewed water power at a 19th century dam that once fed a factory known around the world for axes, machetes and other tools.

One of the last pieces was installation of "crest gates" on the dam by the Route 179 bridge. The gates are designed to raise the river about 3 feet and maintain a steady flow of water through the power turbine but have the added benefit of enhancing kayaking and other recreation above the dam. Due to those "crest gates" we will have consistent water levels all season long! 

How Rentals Work 

From early May to late October we rent flatwater kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards. Launch into a calm stretch of the Farmington River from the boat launch next to our shop. Or pick-up to use off-site. Bicycles can be used on the Farmington River Trail that passes in front of our shop. 

  • No reservations necessary! However we appreciate advance notice for groups of 8+ people and offer a 10% discount for groups on weekdays.
  • The last rentals launch 1½ hours before the shop closes. Leave a driver's license with us, and pay when you return.
  • Paddles and Personal Flotation Devices are included and must be worn at all times on the water. There is NO lifeguard on duty. Bicycle Helmets also are included and must be worn on the trail. 
  • Renters must be 18+ and complete Liability Waivers in our shop before heading out. Minors 17 or under must be accompanied on the water or trail by someone 18+. Children ages 7-17 who are experienced swimmers may paddle a boat solo.
  • Well behaved four-legged friends are welcome in canoes and kayaks. We don't rent canine flotation devices but do sell Ruffwear Float Coats.
  • Off-site rentals require a reservation. Full payment and credit card deposit will be due at pick-up. You are responsible for transportation, which may require a roof rack system. Call to discuss.
  • Our complete Rental Policies are at the bottom of this page.
man kayaking


$22 per hour
$55 for the day (3+ hours)


$65 first day
$20 each additional day

couple in tandem kayak

$35 per hour
$75 for the day (3+ hours)

$85 first day
$20 each additional day

father and daughter canoeing

$35 per hour (up to 2 people)
$75 for the day (3+ hours) (up to 2 people)
Add $5 per hour each extra person (up to 2)

$85 first day
$20 each additional day

woman on paddle board

$22 per hour
$55 for the day (3+ hours)

$65 first day
$20 each additional day

group on large paddle board
Up to 6 people. Perfect for parties!

$85 per hour
$250 for the day (3+ hours)

Call 860-693-6977 for pricing & delivery.

Peddle Drive Kayak For Rent

On-Site Only
$50 per hour
$125 for the day (3+ hours)

family on rental bikes
For Adults & Kids. Includes helmet, lock & basket.

On-Site Only
$30 for 2 hours
$45 for the day

Self Launch

$5 per boat. If using our parking lot and facilities during our business hours or paddling with friends who are renting from us, this is the perfect option. Life jacket and a waiver are required.

Paddlers should dress for the water temperature rather than the air temperature, generally 10-15°F cooler than the air temperature. The closest USGS water temperature gauge is located in Riverton. We recommend synthetic or merino wool layers (not cotton), sunscreen or a hat, watershoes or sandals, and a water bottle. Many of these items are available for purchase in our shop!
Collinsville Canoe & Kayak rental ramp
rental crew at kayak rental ramp
rental crew helping customers

Rental Policies

  • Flat water rentals only!
  • PFD's must be worn (zipped and tightened) on the water.
  • Minimum age to rent without a parent or guardian on the water is 18. Children ages 7 - 17 who are experienced swimmers may be in their own boat.
  • On-site rentals begin ½ hour after the shop opens. Last on-site rental of the day goes out 1½ hours before the shop closes.
  • Off-site rentals require a reservation. No reservations necessary for on-site rentals. However we appreciate advance notice for groups of 6 or more boats and will offer a 10% discount.
  • The use of recreational drugs or alcohol is not permitted on the premises.
  • We reserve the right to refuse to rent to any individual or group we feel is putting themselves or others at risk.
  • Hourly rentals require us to hold a driver's license while the boat is in your possession. 
  • Off-site rentals require payment in full as well as a credit card deposit. Off-site rentals may require a car rack system; please inquire. Multi-boat rentals transported on one car require roof rack systems (Yakima/Thule).
  • Renter takes full responsibility for all equipment included in the rental. Renter assumes any and all liability in regards to loss or damage to equipment and agrees to pay for repair or replacement as accessed by CCK.

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Monday & Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday - Friday: 10am - 6pm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: Noon - 5pm

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