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Whether you paddle a kayak, canoe, scull, or stand-up paddleboard,
Old Lyme's beautiful waterways always make for a memorable excursion.
Car-Top and Carry-in Boat Launches
Old Lyme has multiple small vessel boat launches to access the Connecticut River and its many estuaries.
for important details of each launch on its interactive map.
Public Car-Top Boat Launches
Ferry Landing State Park Floating Dock- Deep Water (398 Ferry Road)
Pilgrim Landing- shallow rocky cove (156 and Pilgrim's Landing)
Tantummaheag Town Landing - limited access (Tantummaheag Road)
Lieutenant River State Boat Launch (156 near Ferry Road)
Four Mile River
Four Mile River State Boat Launch (Oakridge Drive)
Great Island (Easiest Public Access to Black Hall River)
Great Island State Boat Launch includes boat launch ramp (Smith Neck Road)
Smith Neck Town Landing (Town Landing Road)
Black Hall Outfitters offers free launch with a paid parking spot or rentals.
Excursions & Rentals
For a downloadable trail map that begins at the Smith Neck State Boat Launch
created by the Connecticut River Estuary Regional Planning Agency, click here.
Black Hall Outfitters
132 Shore Road
A full service outfitter, Black Hall offers a variety of kayaks (single, tandem, fishing), canoes, and paddleboards for rent or sale. BHO also leads sunset paddles, ecotours and group paddle excursions. Located on the Great Island Estuary.
Old Lyme Land Trust Kayak Regatta
The Land Trust holds a kayak regatta every September.
The six-mile route includes time on the Connecticut River . Paddlers of all ages are welcome. A USCG-approved life jacket or vest and pre-registration are required.
Rowing is a popular sport among all ages in Old Lyme. Our Rogers Lake offers one of the very few easily-accessible, wind-sheltered 1,500 meter straight courses in Connecticut. Two Lyme-Old Lyme Public School graduates represented the United States in Rowing for the 2020 Olympics and we couldn't be more proud. Learn more about Old Lyme's Rowing Association.
Old Lyme Rowing
Welcome to Old Lyme
Welcome to Old Lyme, a small, historic town on the Connecticut coastline. We are known for our art galleries and beaches, and have so much more. Whether you are thinking about relocating your home or business here, or just looking to visit for the afternoon, welcome! We are glad to have you.