With hundreds of access points and over 50 primitive campsites, the Connecticut River provides a unique experience to paddle through the heart of New England. The Connecticut River Paddlers’ Trail is a series of primitive campsites and river access points from its headwaters in New Hampshire’s Great North Woods south to Long Island Sound. A variety of organizations assist with trail planning and development. With the support of the community, work continues to protect the river corridor, construct new campsites and portage trails, and expand the Paddlers’Trail from source to sea.

Lyman Falls Removal Underway!

Be alert for heavy equipment operation in the river and along the access road! At times, public access will be limited for your safety. Walk-in access will remain open on Vermont side.If you are planning to paddle through through: plan to portage around the work area/site. Land on river left and portage along the island. There will be also be a gap open for the water and paddlers among the sand bags and a temporary wood bridge. However, do not try to go under the bridge, or ends up there by mistake. It won’t be high enough above the water for boats!

Available Sites

Volunteers are the core of the trail. We are looking for help monitor and maintain the following sites. If you are interested in adopting the site, please contact the partner organization associated with the site. Thank you!