Quinebaug River NRT – Killingly to Plainfield

Plenty of parking, even if ball games are in progress. Park and carry your boat down the gravel driveway between the baseball fields to the paved

Quinebaug River NRT – Killingly to Plainfield Turn left onto the trail and carry about 100 feet more to the kiosk.
This is the most challenging segment of water trail on the Quinebaug. You can paddle 5.3 miles to the CT DEEP Fish Hatchery, or continue on to Robert Manship Park in Canterbury for a 10 mile outing. Along the way, you’ll encounter lots of quick-water, several Class II rapids, spiky remnants of dams, some flat-water and no portages. It is a challenging outing for experienced paddlers. With moderate flows, this stretch of the river moves swiftly with broad, powerful current. No fee.

The Last Green Valley has assessed this trail for people with mobility challenges and has created a summary you can access here Wayne F. LaFreniere Memorial Canoe Launch TAI, CT DEEP Fish Hatchery Trail Boat Launch TAI, and Robert Manship Park Canoe Launch TAI.


  • Paddling


43 Wauregan Rd.
Killingly, CT 06239