The Farmington River

 
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Towns in the Farmington River Watershed:

  • Becket

  • Blandford

  • Granville​

  • Monterey

  • New Marlborough

  • Otis

  • Sandisfield

  • Tolland 

  • Tyringham

Major Tributaries:

  • Clam River

  • Fall River

  • Mill Brook

  • Moody Brook

  • Salmon Brook

  • Thorp Brook

What's happening in the Farmington River Watershed? Click here to find out!

Organizations working in the

Farmington River Watershed​:

 Farmington River Watershed Association 

What Are People Saying?

"One of our favorite parts of the river is to see the amazing wildlife!"

"The [Farmington River] watershed in Massachusetts is approximately 85% forested and hosts a plethora of wildlife including the peregrine falcon, a recovering endangered species, as well as numerous fish species, including Atlantic salmon."

- Farmington River Watershed Association

Farmington River Activities
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Swimming
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Walk, Hike, Bike
Paddling
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Boating & Sailing
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Fishing
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Swimming

 

While it is safe to swim in, there are no designated swimming locations on the Farmington River. See this webpage from the Farmington River Watershed Association for more information on water quality and swimming.

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Walk, Hike, Bike

 

Please contact us with information on walking, hiking, and biking trails in Massachusetts along the Farmington River. 

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Paddling

 

For paddling and boating information, please see this complete list of river access points by The Massachusetts Paddler and recreation guide by the Farmington River Watershed Association. 

For additional information on paddling the river, click here

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Boating & Sailing

 

For paddling and boating information, please see this complete list of river access points by The Massachusetts Paddler and recreation guide by the Farmington River Watershed Association. 

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Fishing

 

Most common fish species found in the Farmington River are native trout, carp, smallmouth bass, and salmon (occasionally). 

 

Fishing locations in the watershed (MA only):

  • Lower Farmington River

  • Mountain View Campground (Sandisfield)​

For information about fishing the Farmington River, click here.