Summer Activity

Great Fun Year Around


While New Britain Falcons Ski Club was founded primarily as a ski and golf club, we don’t want to limit ourselves to just those two activities. During the summer months we will be involved in a variety of other recreational, social and civic activities.

Hikings

Hiking

Some members have hiked all over the CT. Mostly local trails like Sleeping Giant State Park in Hamden, in Hubbard Park in Meriden, Rugged Mountain in Berlin or Talcott Mountain State Park in Simsbury. We encourage to actively participate in our get-togethers during coming summer months.

Biking

About Biking

Within the club members there is a couple who are avid bikers, and there is also a group which enjoys Saturday or Sunday family bike trips. If you are either one of those groups it’s time to start biking with your friends and have fun. Everyone is welcome!
We are planning to have couple of Saturdays or Sunday morning bike rides will be led by members of the club. If you are interested in leading one of the rides, please let us know what ride(s) you could lead. Rain generally cancels the event. There is many great bike trails within the vicinity of Greater Hartford area and beyond, below we provide a few links with info about biking and trails in Connecticut.
BIKING
BIKING
BIKING

Kayaking

Address

Collinsville Canoe & Kayak
Address: 41 Bridge St, Collinsville, CT 06019
https://www.collinsvillecanoe.com/

Main Stream Canoes & Kayaks
Address: 170 Main St, New Hartford, CT 06057
Address: 21 Waterville Rd Avon, CT 06001
http://mainstreamcanoe.com/

Quiet Kayak
Address: 121 Leesville Rd, Moodus, CT 06469
https://www.facebook.com/quietkayak/
http://www.courant.com/community/east-haddam/hc-marteka-sunrise-state-park-0612-20160611-column.html

Kayaking
Kayaking
Kayaking
Kayaking
Kayaking

Kayaking

Who doesn’t like a little water splash during hot summer weekends? If you don’t mind it, we will be happy if you can join us during our get-togethers during coming summer months. We have few places we already tested and for an easy paddling we propose Collinsville Canoe & Kayak in Collinsville. Farmington River is their backyard and it is the dammed up section of the Farmington River. You paddle upriver about a mile and a half and then back down to our ramp. This section of the river is the old Collins Co. mill pond and is calm and flat.

If you are more eager you can try kayaking with Main Stream Canoes & Kayaks of New Hartford with The Upper Farmington River trip and its beautiful run of quick water and class I-II rapids, which are a safe challenge for the beginner to intermediate alike. You paddle through ten miles of beautiful hills and some of the best trout fishing in New England.
Main Stream Canoes & Kayaks in Avon provides The Lower Farmington River trip where you paddle past such landmarks as Heublein Tower and Bel Compo golf course and the home of the Pinchot Sycamore, the oldest and largest Sycamore tree in Connecticut. The Lower Farmington is recommended for any paddler who just wants to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Quiet Kayak rents kayaks at the former resort area on the banks of the Connecticut River – at times over the past century known as Sunrise Resort. Visitors can also bring their own canoes and kayaks and launch from the park. Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has teamed up with Quiet Kayak in hopes the plan will breathe life into the 144-acre property by drawing in people looking for peace and solitude along the Salmon River, Salmon River Cove and its confluence with the Connecticut River. The Salmon River, one of the state's most pristine waterways, empties out into the cove near the Connecticut River shortly after spilling over the picturesque Leesville Dam, a half-mile paddle upstream from Sunrise and a must-see destination. It's a man-made waterfall, but it's one of the favorite in the state. The flat, shallow water is an excellent place for beginners and novice kayakers. It is worth to note that the area is also popular for fishing.
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