Cooling Off in Connecticut: Top Water Activities for Hot Days

by | Aug 22, 2023 | Community, Events, Love Your Local | 0 comments

If you’re an avid angler, a water sports enthusiast, or someone seeking relaxation amidst stunning natural landscapes, we’ve got you covered. This week, we’re diving into the best places for water sports and activities to visit this Summer. 

After You, Too 

Located in New London, enjoy a day of fishing in the Long Island Sound aboard the charter boat After You, Too. The boat has all the safety requirements needed and Captain Frank has over 40 years of experience!

Brownstone Adventure Sports Park 

The destination is for all ages or groups. Brownstone is an outdoor adventure sports park that has rock climbing, wakeboarding, swimming, kayaking, snorkeling, cliff jumping, scuba diving, team building, 14 zip lines, water obstacles, and a rope swing. Guests will be able to participate in sports and advanced challenge courses. 

Branford River Paddlesports, Kayaks and Tours 

Take a tour of the Thimble Islands and have fun on the water open for all ages. Enjoy stand up paddle boards, kayaks and fishing kayak rentals, beginner instructions, and SUP yoga. Branford River recommends making reservations. 

Candlewood Kayak Rental, a subdivision of ViBe Wellness, LLC

Candlewood Kayak Rental provides opportunities for stand-up paddleboard yoga sessions and gentle kayak tours at Candlewood Lake and Squantz Pond State Park. They offer convenient access to both the launch points at Squantz Pond State Park and Candlewood Lake.

Black Hall Outfitters – Old Lyme

The kayak rental service is conveniently situated on the expansive 500-acre Great Island Estuary and the CT River Canoe and Kayak Trail. Here, visitors can enjoy vast open spaces and endless opportunities for exploration. Recognized as one of the premier destinations in the entire Northeast, the diverse fleet of canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards caters to various activities such as fishing, leisurely water touring, and enjoyable family outings.