West Hill Lake Boat Rental

Main Stream Canoes and Kayaks rents canoes, kayaks and paddle boards (SUP) by the day or week at West Hill Lake.

We’ll drop you and a boat off for a few hours and pick you up, or we can leave our boats while you rent a cottage for the week. Because West Hill’s water is replaced every 4 to 5 years by its surrounding water supply, it is considered one of the cleanest lakes in Connecticut. You don’t have to worry about river flow here because the lake maintains a fairly constant level by a dam. People are always happy to swim, boat, fish and play at West Hill. And because the State of Connecticut stocks this lake, it’s always been a favorite for professional anglers and families alike. Bring a fishing rod and trail a line from your Main Stream canoe or kayak. Pros are certain to hook a brown trout, brook trout, rainbow trout, kokanee salmon, pickerel, largemouth or smallmouth bass, and there’s always plenty of sunfish for the kids found at the water’s edge.

Any power boat is limited to an 8 HP motor from Memorial Day through September 15th and maximum speed limits of 15 MPH are monitored – so any kind of paddling is pleasurable. Take your time as you explore the myriad little coves along the shoreline or stay just close enough to the North End store so the kids can come back in for a candy-soda-bathroom break. Or, get ambitious and head straight across the lake from the boat launch to tiny Curatole Island. While there are many cottages that dot the shores, it’s all a well-treed area especially on the side of the Boy Scout camp where you can spot a deer or any number of birds and small animals. West Hill Lake is a truly beautiful place to get away.

Main Stream Canoes and Kayaks makes it easy for everyone – book your trip, arrive at our base store, get fitted with a life jacket and paddle, receive instruction if you need it, and we take you and your water craft to your starting point!