I grew up in Jersey. And before you start with the jokes, let me clarify. Not the Sopranos Jersey, the Jersey Turnpike Jersey or the Snooki Jersey. Nope, I grew up in beautiful, rural Western Jersey, right on the Delaware Water Gap. If you haven’t been there, go. It’s lovely, historic, and nearby.
Growing up on the Delaware Water Gap meant lots of Sunday family canoe trips. (Canoeing rules to live by: don’t share a canoe with your younger brother, don’t share a canoe with your older brother, and wear sunscreen). In hopes of replicating the canoe experience for my own kids, I’ve been researching canoeing options here in CT. Turns out there are lots of options around here, ranging from waterways on tame lakes and slow rivers to more arduous river rapids and open ocean/sound trailways. We've written about a few and you can find that info in our CT Beach and Water Fun Guide.