Kayaking, SUPing, or canoeing at Guilford Docks is fantastic for exploring and cruising around the Sound. It's super accessible and easy unload your Kayak or Canoe.
What Makes It Great
The Guilford Docks are about 3-5 minutes from downtown Guilford, near Jacobs Beach and Chittenden Park. Across the water from the docks is a fun abandoned red shack that you can look around in. Some people have climbed up to the second story to carve their names in the wood. You can either go out into the Sound a little ways to travel around the coastlines of either Madison or Guilford or you can head up the inlet into the marshes. I recommend traveling the coastlines. The docks are located back next to the Stone House and Mooring restaurants and past the turn to Jacobs Beach and Chittenden Park. Be mindful of boats coming and going. There are tables you can eat at, restaurants right there and it is a great place to go fishing.
Who is Going to Love It
Paddlers looking for a scenic day on the Connecticut coast. This is not a difficult paddle so all levels should enjoy it.
Directions, Parking, & Regulations
Located at the end of Whitfield Street, at the mouth of the East River, is the Guilford Town Marina. Certified as one of the first Connecticut Clean Marinas it has 122 slips and 14 river moorings.