Whether you're into canoeing, kayaking, or even white-water rafting, you really can't go wrong with Clarke Outdoors.
The ten mile stretch of the Housatonic River that Clarke customers play in is a mixture of smooth, moving flat water, and spots of moderate white water.
Canoe trips can either be ten (3.5-4 hours) or six (1.5-2 hours) miles long. Rafting trips also are either ten (4.5-5 hours) or six (2-2.5 hours) miles long.
Canoe rentals are:
A 2-3 hour clinic is also available with an instructor, followed by an afternoon on your own. A clinic is $75 per person, with a two person minimum.
Kayaking can be done through the white-water, or on flat water in the "sit-yaks," which are similar to kayaks, but the passenger sits on top rather than inside.
White-water kayaking is $40 per person, and includes all equipment.
$105 per person/group
$125 per person/semi-private
"Sit-yaks" (1 person): $30
Rafting rentals are:
Adults: $27 weekends / $24 weekdays
Youth (15 years and under): $20 weekends / $17 weekdays
White-water rafting, for the slightly more adventurous, is available April through May, weather dependent.
For $90 per person, all the equipment is included, as are wetsuits and lunch. White-water rafting is recommended for those ages 16 and over.
Bulls Bridge Gorge offers some of the most technically demanding white-water in the East.
Reservations are strongly recommended. For more information:
Phone: (860) 672-6365
Fax: (860) 672-6543
Clarke Outdoors is located:
163 Route 7
West Cornwall, CT 06796
Paddle The Housatonic With Clarke Outdoors