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Otis Bridge to Tolland Forest Bridge Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Farmington River (MA)

Otis Bridge to Tolland Forest Bridge Info
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Put In:  Otis Bridge
Take Out:  Tolland Forest Bridge
Difficulty:  Class II
Gradient:  26 ft/mi
Run Length:  2.5 miles
Flow Information (phone):  New England Rivers Center in Boston; 617-523-0636
Good Level:  4-6 ft on the New Boston gauge
Season Comments:  March, April, September, October
Permit:  None presently required
Character/Similar To:  This upper stretch of the Farmington has scattered Class II rapids with small drops and a moderate gradient.
Hazards:  possible strainers
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft
Land Ownership:  State Forest
Wilderness:  No
Location:  In the Northeastern U.S. (MA), 116 miles Northwest of Boston
Shuttle Logistics:  Put-in: Otis Bridge over the Farmington off of Route 8.

Take-out: Located just over 5 miles south of Otis, MA upstream from the Tolland Forest Bridge (the iron bridge). Route 8 follows the river providing several access points.