Canton’s proximity to the Farmington River makes it the perfect destination for those looking to venture out onto the water.

Learn more about all the fun activities you can do along the river in and around the Canton area, from fishing, kayaking, tubing, and more!

Fishing on the Farmington

The Farmington River is a very popular spot to fish. With some of the best trout fishing in the United States, many travel from all over to try their luck in the Farmington River.  Prime fishing time on the Farmington River is from April until October. The dam releases 50-degree water keeping the river cool all summer long!  If you’re visiting Canton, there are several places along the river worth checking out. 

Collinsville Canoe & Kayak

Located right on the Farmington River, Collinsville Canoe & Kayak is a great place to purchase canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards or rent them for an afternoon out on the river. They also offer paddleboard classes and various paddling events throughout the season. 

Satan’s Kingdom

Located just a bit up the river from Canton in New Hartford, Satan’s Kingdom State Recreation Area is a popular spot to go tubing on the Farmington River in the summer months. 

Farmington River Stewards

Visit Farmington River Stewards to learn more about the best places to fish, kayak, canoe, and tube in the Farmington River, as well as other safety tips and information to help you plan your visit to the river.