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Canoe Camping on the Connecticut River

Meet #CTcreator Christa Pollack and William Cirillo of Nor'Easter Exposure! is proud to partner with some of the region's most popular content creators for ideas, insights, and inspiration from the people who are lucky enough to call Connecticut home, like wilderness adventurers photographers Christa and Will, who wrote this article. Article has been updated by the Connecticut Office of Tourism. 

Looking for a different adventure out on the water? Take your canoe on the Connecticut River and spend the night at a boat access-only campsite. With 68 miles of river running between the Massachusetts border to the Terminus into Long Island Sound, there are plenty of day and overnight paddling trip options.

We chose this adventure as a 17-mile section starting from Middletown moving down to Hadlyme over a 2-day period—spending the night Camping Riverside at Hurd State Park. (make sure to reserve ahead of time)

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