CT: Litchfield- White Memorial- Bantam River (Kayaking)

I started kayaking in 2020 during the COVID pandemic. Bantam River was one of the first places I paddled. I park at Whites Wood Road to put in.

Normally I go left into Bantam Lake. Reason being that on the right there’s a beaver dam that I could never get over.

With a lot of recent rain I decided to give it a try on Labor Day 2021. Eureka! I easily went over that Beaver Dam and had a perfect day to paddle to Little pond as well as under a series of bridges to the golf course.

I was surprised to see the leaves already start changing!

I always enjoy the waters reflection of the sky and clouds. 4-5 bridges along the route also offered its image in the water. Somehow the world just pieces together when I see that.

Wave to the golf cart!

TIP: Whites Wood Road Parking lot is small so I generally go on this paddle on a weekday when I can. However you can drop off and park down the road and walk or bike back (yes with a lock to lock your bike). It’s worth the effort.

Here’s a link to the spot on Whites Wood road as many have asked.


Paddling in the Clouds

I followed this paddle with a short hike up nearby Mount Tom. Perfect day.


Published by Belinda Sheets

This is a non-promotional blog. I am not a photographer nor am I selling anything through this blog. Professionally I am a Business Transformation Specialist focused on gaining efficiencies and reducing costs for major corporations. Recent life experiences made me better appreciate the present and all that can be seen by increasing my focus and attention on my surroundings. I always enjoyed going out and exercising and I would look but I did not see as my attention was on resolving some problem. Captured through pictures and sharing insights about various locations, I hope others can enjoy my research and insights and allow themselves to pause a few moments and truly appreciate and learn new things. When you follow me that is my only gift. To know I have touched you enough to want to follow the blog. Respectfully (Stay Safe), Belinda Sheets Business Transformation professional with interests in photography, hiking, bicycling and kayaking and learning how to be present.

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