Take Me to the River
Ditch that kayak for a butt-chilling alternative: a tube ride down the Farmington River. For just 20 bucks, Farmington River Tubing
in Satan's Kingdom State Recreation Area provides you with a tube, life jacket, and a bus ride back to the launch point in New Hartford. Three sets of rapids churn up enough froth to keep the 2½-mile course interesting. Farmington River Tubing, 92 Main Street (Route 44), New Hartford, 860-693-6465, farmingtonrivertubing.com.
David Lyon for The Boston Globe
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