These courses will offer a full circle experience to individuals who want to enjoy Mother Nature’s playground from a new perspective. It’s simply the most fun you will experience on the water.  You will learn about safety and equipment, how to prepare for a paddling adventure, basic to advanced paddle strokes, posture, and rescues. 

Call us at (860)-480-0714 to reserve a lesson!

(860) 480-0714

The Litchfield County Paddler LLC
New Hartford, Connecticut, United States

Lesson Schedule

Have More Fun on the Water and Take a Stand-Up Paddle Board Lesson!

Lessons run approximately 2 hours Reservations are required!

Our Lesson Schedule is as follows:  
​- Saturdays at Mohawk Mountain Ski Area in Cornwall Ct.
​Call (860) 672-6100 or book on line at
​- Sundays on West Hill Lake or the Farmington river located in Barkhamsted, Ct. Call (860) 480-0714 to schedule.
​- Tuesdays on West Hill Lake 6-8 pm. We meet on the beach at Brodie Park. Call New Hartford Rec at (860) 379-3877
- Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays are by appointment by calling us at (860) 480-0714 

Need a different date or time or have a special occasion? Contact us via email at

How much do lessons cost?

Group and Private Instruction on West Hill Lake, Stedman Pond, or The Farmington River  with Certified Instructors, trained by the  American Canoe Association, a leading authority in Paddle Sports. Offering:

Group SUP Lessons for 2 hours $50.00*. Fee includes board, paddle and PFD. Maximum of 6 participants per instructor.

Private SUP Lessons: $70.00* for private 1.5 hours.

Semi-private SUP Lessons: for 2 hour lesson. $60.00* each for 2 people, $55.00* each for 3 people, regular price for 4 or more. Maximum of 6 participants per instructor. Fee includes board, paddle and PFD.

Advanced SUP Lessons for 2 hours $80.00*.Fee includes board, paddle and PFD. Maximum of 3 participants per instructor.

Have your own equipment? -Lessons offered at $35.00*/hr. per person. 

There is no State Tax on SUP lessons!!!