Since 1975 Main Stream Canoes and Kayaks has served outdoor enthusiasts on Connecticut’s rivers, lakes and waterways. Main Stream was started as a canoe and kayak outfitter and instructional service; and we are continuing our original mission, introducing people to the sport and making it affordable.

We have an ideal location on the banks of the Farmington River in New Hartford. Our retail store carries full lines of canoes, kayaks and accessories. We also buy, sell, and repair used canoes and kayaks. Since part of our mission is introducing people to the joys of paddling and the outdoors, we have an exceptional instructional staff that teaches everything form the basics to advances techniques.

Our rental fleet is expansive, well-maintained, and mobile, ready to server both large groups and individual customers. We provide full service rentals, which include paddles, lifejackets, and a licensed van service up-steam. Creating a stress free experience where all the paddlers need to worry about sun-screen, lunch, and wishing the trip would never end.


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