I went for a paddle around a near-by pond. Saw lots of ducks, crane, turtles, and even a bull frog! it was a nice, relaxing afternoon and I captured some fun pictures as well. I'm sure this will turn into a typical spot that I'll frequent.
From their site:
Batterson Park Pond is located in Farmington and New Britain although it is owned by the City of Hartford. The eastern side of the pond is residentially developed behind an old railroad bed and patchy tree buffer. A state-leased boat launch is located at the south end of the pond; gas motors are prohibited. The 140-acre Batterson Park Pond supports abundant populations of nine aquatic plant species, including three invasives.