Paddling on the Willimantic River

Welcome to the Willimantic River Water Trail, a 21-mile National Recreation Trail for canoes and kayaks!

BEFORE YOUR TRIP: Check the water level and review a Paddle Guide for dams and other navigation features. The river may have fallen trees and high water. Travel at your own risk.

Check water level

Real time USGS Gauge on the Willimantic River near Coventry, CT.

River Gauges

Quick Reference Paddle Guide

Online guide to paddling on the Willimantic River

An online guide to paddling on the Willimantic River

Comprehensive Paddle Guide

Willimantic River Trail Paddling Guide

Load and print PDF: Willimantic River Trail Paddling Guide

Boat Launch Sites

Boat Launch Sites

Load and print PDF: Launch Site Summary