Another way to ride the rapids is by simply hopping on a tube, specially designed to handle the ride. At Farmington River Tubing, in Farmington, Conn., adventure seekers can ride three sets of rapids over the course of a 2½-hour journey down the Farmington River. The price is attractive too, as just $20 per person on weekends, $18 on weekdays will get you a raft rental, life jacket, and shuttle bus ride that returns you to the starting point. Ride the rapids again for an additional $10.
Farmington River Tubing, 92 Main St., New Hartford, Conn., 860-693-6465, www.farmingtonrivertubing.com