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CT's Flatwater Destinations For Canoers, Kayakers

CT's Flatwater Destinations For Canoers, Kayakers

Unlike Connecticut's stretches of whitewater, which mostly require maneuvering through strong currents rather than propulsion, paddle sports like kayaking, canoeing and paddleboarding and oar sports like rowing and sculling in flatwater call for human power. (Traditional leg-powered paddle boats, which one can rent at places like Quassy Amusement Park on Lake Quassapaug, seem more suitable for puttering around than actually getting from Point A to Point B.)

Here are some top places to get your paddles or oars in the water:

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