Main Stream Canoe & Kayak
170 Main Street Route 44
New Hartford, CT 06057
Call Us: (860) 693-6791
mainstream@mainstreamcanoe.com

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Mainstream


Contact Information    
Employment Opportunities

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    Ground Breaking

Personnel

Owners: The D'More Brothers

Hours

We are now open 7 days a week
Everyday: 9am - 5pm

*On-line reservations are accepted year round.*

About Main Stream

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.

History

Main Stream Canoes and Kayaks was founded by Jack Casey and Joe Casey in 1975. The two were partners for many years. It started out with three canoes, after eight weeks of nothing, a reservation for 10 canoes had to be filled, and Main Stream was born.

Sport magazine September of 1979, described them as the renegade outfitters of New England, two crazy bears in human suits. Before Main Steam there where only a few outfitters in New England, and most of them catered to an up-scale crowd looking for a quaint rustic adventure. Joe saw canoeing and kayaking as elitist sports, with an idea to make affordable for everyone. Both Joe and Jack paddled competitively. Winning state and national titles.

A lot has changed at Main Stream since the 70s. We have a building we call home and a much larger fleet of canoes and kayaks. However, our mission is still the same, we are here so everyone can be introduced to and enjoy the great sport of paddling.

 

Main Stream Photo Album

Main Stream Canoe and Kayak Photo Album

Mainstream since 1975
now under new ownership
but still with a long local tradition!

From the Beginning

Jack and Joe having fun canoeing.
Jack and Joe Casey

The Mad River after a storm.
Jack and Joe canoeing the Mad River after a storm.

Jack, Joe and Friends.
Canoeing the Farmington River in Simsbury

Mainstream was the first to offer livery service.
One of the first vans.

Early Canoeing Class
Canoeing Class

Challenging the Dam
Challenging the Dam

Joe
Joe

The old building.
The old building.

The sign to the left encourages fall foliage tours along the river.
The old sign for Main Stream

Groud Breaking on our New Building!

Because of you - Main Stream is growing!

The new foundation
The foundation is poured.

Construction in March
Construction in March.


Construction in March - Where are the windows?
Construction in March - Where are the windows?


Finished and ready for business!

Employment Opportunities

At Main Stream Canoes and Kayaks


Help Wanted
 Guides, Instructors, Van Drivers, and Sales Personnel

Main Stream has openings available for
American Red Cross Certified Instructors
Guides
Van Drivers
Sales Personnel

Other Positions: Main Stream has a job opening for a full-time administrative and retail assistant with good communication skills who is proficient with computers. Ability to paddle, load boats, and drive shuttles is preferred..

If you are interested in any of our positions, please contact us at 860-693-6791,
send us an email, or stop by our shop to fill out an application.

Mailing Address
Main Stream Canoes and Kayaks, LLC
P.O. Box 448
New Hartford, CT 06057
Phone - (860) 693-6791
Fax - (860) 693-4844
Email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We work in a Beautiful Place!


 


Lake-Based Canoe Instructions

We all have a lot of fun at Main Stream

Events - Canoeing - Kayaking - Farmington and Connecticut River

Related to Canoe and Kayaking SUP (Stand up Paddle Boarding) the Farmington/ Local Lakes and Ponds


 

 

New and Used Canoes and Kayaks
Mainstream Canoes and Kayaks
 
 
 


Guided River Trip

 

Enjoy our 12-mile stretch of the wild and scenic Farmington River without the worry of going it alone.
Mainstream Canoes and Kayaks
 Call to schedule a date to hook up with others looking to get on the water...
Cost per person: $55  $55 per canoeist, $75 per kayaker. Need at least 6 participants. Call shop for reservations.


Moonlight Canoe Trip

 

A Guided Moonlight Trip
 
Cost per person: $55  The trip typically lasts three hours, as the group navagates under a moonlight sky down the river. We need a minimum number of people signed up to run the trip. The fee includes transportation, canoe or kayak rental, paddles, and life jackets.


Daily Guided River Trip

Enjoy our 12-mile stretch of the wild and scenic Farmington River without the worry of going it alone.
Mainstream Canoes and Kayaks
Saturday, Every, 5 PM
Cost per person: $60  Call shop for reservations.

Contact Main Stream Canoes and Kayaks

  Employment Opportunities

 
Street Address
Main Stream Canoes and Kayaks, LLC
170 Main St. View Google Map
New Hartford, CT 06057
Phone - (860) 693-6791
Fax - (860) 693-4844
Email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mailing Address
Main Stream Canoes and Kayaks, LLC
P.O. Box 448
New Hartford, CT 06057
Phone - (860) 693-6791
Fax - (860) 693-4844
Email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


We work in a beautiful place!


Lake-Based Canoe Instructions


We all have a lot of fun at Main Stream (1978)