Tubing, Tailgating & Picnic - READ ALL INFO Pay @ Entrance
Jeff S @jeffs1
Farmington River Tubing - New Hartford, CT
92 Main Street
Sat, Jul 20, 2019 at 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Farmington River Tubing is a 2.5 mile ride down the wild and scenic Farmington River. Come tubing or just come and enjoy the picnic. EVERY ONE MUST KNOW HOW TO SWIM and have aquatic abilities, and maturity levels to use the rented equipment properly and safely. River tubing is not for some people. It is not a man made amusement park ride. Farmington Tubing is going to work with us to secure a great spot for our parking and picnicking. I will be there early to set up. IF YOU CAN ARRIVE EARLY TO HELP SETUP, PLEASE MESSAGE OR COMMENT. Just ask the lot attendants where The Dynamic Professionals are, they'll get you to the right spot. Don't forget water shoes and if you have your own approved life vest, bring them as well. GRILLING ~ YES, we have permission to grill and will have a grill on site. So bring your steak, chicken, fish, burgers, hot dogs, veggies or whatever you want to throw on the grill. I'll bring some utensils and paper products. Bring your own food and beverages. Please bring coolers with ice for your own items. Bring a dish to share if you'd like! Group tubing ~ We are planning to START tubing as a group by 11 a.m. so try to arrive by 10:30 a.m. It's a 2 - 2 1/2 hr trip down river so we should be back at the picnic spot by 1:00 ish. Be sure to eat something before we head out as this is a 2.5 mile. Cash Only ~ Pay direct to Farmington River Tubing ~ $20/person ~ Unfortunately, they do not offer any group rates. Tubing options - 2nd rapid option ~ The river is unattended! There is a assistant at the 2nd rapid only so this is the one the group will do. You can choose either 1 or 3 if you want to go on your own. I would suggest the "buddy system". Be sure you are tubing with one or more persons. Their purpose is to assist you if your feet get stuck in the rocks and you are trapped under water. (This can happen if you try to stand up in the rapids; for your safety, Do Not try to stand up in the river.) The assistant cannot leave their post, retrieve tubes, or assist people who have fallen out of their tubes. They must maintain their focus for foot entrapments in the rapids. Deposit Required for Rental ~ A deposit is required for rental. Your car keys are preferred so you don’t lose them in the river and they have numbered key hooks to hang them on. You can also leave a drivers license, I.D. or something similar that will fit in a snack sized bag and hang on our numbered key hooks. IMPORTANT Information • Everyone who uses the rented equipment must be able to swim through class 1,2, & 3 rapids. • Wear bathing suits or shorts; or whatever you are comfortable swimming in. It's also a good idea to wear something on your feet: Sneakers, Teva's, water shoes, or wetsuit boots. Don't wear heavy boots. • Leave all unnecessary items that you don't want to lose, at home(eyeglasses, watches, rings, favorite hats, and jewelry are commonly lost during tubing.) • Our P.F.D.'s (life jackets) get a lot of use and are always wet. We do wash them weekly but they still smell. You can bring your own coast guard approved P.F.D. (life jacket) to wear instead of using the ones that we supply. If you bring your own it must be a coast guard approved P.F.D. (life jacket). • Changing houses and restroom facilities are also available. • Although no effort is spared to provide you with a safe tubing experience, water and river activities have both inherent and unknown risks and dangers. These include but are not limited to injury or loss of life. RULES & WARNINGS!! • River tubing is NOT for some people. This is NOT a man made amusement park ride. • No smoking, no pets. • No food, beverage, or other potential litter allowed • Maximum age – although there is no set maximum age you must be able to swim through class 1/2/3 rapids and withstand strong to severe impacts with rocks.