Water Related Events and Meetings Across Connecticut

Rivers Alliance of CT recently re-built our water-related events listings after a transition to a new website hosting provider. The new listings of events includes everything we listed on the old websites, but in what we hope is more useful format.  Here are our lists of events:

State Water Planning Meetings and Comment Opportunties

Get Wet Connecticut! (working title)

Paddle Events Across Connecticut


Aug
30
Wed
Wednesday Night Mixed Group Paddle @ Milford Beach
Aug 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wednesday Night Mixed Group Paddle @ Milford Beach

Hosted by: Christina Pritchard (Organizer)

Sep
2
Sat
Thimble Islands Paddle @ Stony Creek Boat Launch
Sep 2 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

Registration required at https://www.meetup.com/BranfordKayaking/events/241806839/

Free membership with Meetup.com may be necessary to view the website.

Thimble Islands

  • Saturday, September 2, 2017

    10:00 AM

  • Thimble Islands

    178 Thimble Island Rd, Branford, CT

  • Thimble Islands, Stony Creek

    This launch has a concrete apron down to the water that can be slippery at low tides.

    Sanitary facilities are available in season. Parking is on street and can be difficult during the summer season. This paddle is rated 2 to 4 and can change rapidly.  This is a picturesque area with the small rocky islands and the varied styles of houses; it also has a great many islands in close proximity the most visited of which is Outer Island which is part of the Stewart McKinney National Wildlife Refuge. This area is a very popular paddling spot every time it is posted. As usual the direction, distance, and time are decided by the group members. Remember PFD’s must be worn on all paddles. Events later in the day will need to carry lights and a sound producing device for night navigation.

Sep
6
Wed
Full Harvest Moon Paddle
Sep 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Full Harvest Moon Paddle

Full Harvest Moon Paddle

  •  Limited rentals available. Must call to reserve and pre-pay 203-713-8282 by Tuesday at 5PM.
    MUST WEAR PFD MUST BRING LIGHT, LANTERN, HEADLIGHT, etc MUST CARRY PUMP if in cockpit style kayak and any self rescue device you may need

    MUST HAVE WHISTLE

    MUST HAVE SELF RESCUE ABILITY MUST BE EXPERIENCED

    BRING WATER and food if desired

    If joining this paddle please be a very experienced paddler and knowledgeable in self rescue. You will be responsible for yourself. This is not a “guided” trip and it will be dark, possibly windy or choppy conditions in which, if something happens, you may need to rely on yourself. All paddlers must be confident they can keep up with the group and be able to paddle all conditions.

    As always, if you sign up, PLEASE SHOW UP or remove yourself from the list well in advance so we do not wait unnecessarily and so that someone else from the wait list might join in your place. Please be considerate.

Wednesday Night Mixed Group Paddle @ Milford Beach
Sep 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wednesday Night Mixed Group Paddle @ Milford Beach

Hosted by: Christina Pritchard (Organizer)

Sep
9
Sat
Mansfield Hollow South Paddle @ Mansfield Hollow Boat Launch
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Mansfield Hollow South Paddle @ Mansfield Hollow Boat Launch

Free registration may be required to view events at Meetup.com

  • Mansfield Hollow (South)

    •  Saturday, September 9, 2017

      10:00 AM

    • Bassetts Bridge Rd., Mansfield Center, CT

    • https://www.facebook.com/paddlekillingly
    • Leisurely flatwater paddling.  We will go south from the launch point and then up the Nachaug River as far as we can get, then back to the launch.  Approximately three hours.

      GPS address is 295 Bassett Bridge Rd, Mansfield Center, CT 06250, and coordinates are: 41.768144,-72.174189

      Required equipment: PFD, 10-foot length of rope, whistle, food and drink as you prefer.

Paddle CT River Middletown @ Harbor Park
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Paddle CT River Middletown @ Harbor Park

Registration required at 
https://www.meetup.com/BranfordKayaking/events/241885086/

Free registration may be required to view Meetup.com events.

Connecticut River Middletown

  • Saturday, September 9, 2017

    10:00 AM

  • 80 Harbor Drive, Middletown, CT

  • Harbor Park / Middletown

    This site has paved parking for quite a few cars, and a restaurant right next to the launch area. There is some boat traffic due to the dock for the restaurant. Unknown there are sanitary facilities other than at the restaurant just a short walk North of the restaurant.   This paddle can go from a class 2 to a class 4 depending on snow melt or rain run off from as far North as the border with Quebec, Canada but is usually is rated from 1 to 2 except in the flood season. After paddling there are many good eateries in the area such as the restaurant adjacent to the launch as well as 5 Guys on Washington Street . As with most all our paddles direction and distance is determined by the group.Remember PFD’s must be worn on all paddles.

Paddle GREAT ISLAND OLD LYME @ Great Island Old Lyme Boat Ramp
Sep 9 @ 10:45 am – 5:00 pm
Paddle GREAT ISLAND OLD LYME @ Great Island Old Lyme Boat Ramp

Registration required at https://www.meetup.com/KAYAKING-ADVENTURES-CT-MA-RI/events/242987292/

Free registration may be required to view Meetup.com events.

Updated Meetup With a New Replacement Location . For more details, see the full listing. (Waves were too high at Barn Island – Napatree)..

SAT SEP- 9 – GREAT ISLAND OLD LYME – POTLUCK BBQ AT 7 FALLS

  •  Saturday, September 9, 2017

    10:45 AM

  • 45 SMITH NECK ROAD, OLD LYME, CT (map)

  • I will be wearing my BRIGHT ORANGE HUNTING HAT near the boat put in spot.
  • Hi Everyone,

    Great Island, Blackhall River & Lieutenant River options.

    Be ready to paddle at 11 am to have a longer day Because it is getting darker earlier. If YOU are late ……  YOU are on your own.

    Tide Low @ 7 am

    High @ 1:30 pm

    Winds:      http://www.usairnet.com/cgi-bin/launch/code.cgi?Submit=Go&sta=KSNC&state=CT

    Great Island Boat Ramp :

    http://www.lisrc.uconn.edu/coastalaccess/site.asp?siteid=529

    Drop off boats and park in upper lot.

    Avoid Drunk and Angry Power boaters

    —————————————————————————————-

    Fireside Potluck BBQ:  At 7 FALLS PARK

    Approximate GPS address: (Near Deb’s Restaurant) 40 Saybrook Rd Higganum.

    Take Aircraft Rd exit off of rte 9 north, take right (south) onto Saybrook Rd.. go apx half mile , park is on LEFT..

    Please bring some wood, Good Potluck Foods, Chairs and your favourite beverages..

    More Details given out at the paddle site as we load up.. or follow someone that knows where to go..

    GRILL & ACCESSORIES LOADED UP.. SEE those interested at GREAT Island..

Sep
12
Tue
Tuesday Night Paddle: Fisherman Esker Pt. @ Esker Point Beach
Sep 12 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Tuesday Night Paddle: Fisherman Esker Pt. @ Esker Point Beach

Preregistration  required at https://www.meetup.com/Tuesday-Night-Paddle/events/243133774/

Free registration may be required to view Meetup.com events

Meet behind the Fisherman Esker Pt. Parking lot

  • Tuesday, September 12, 2017

    5:30 PM

  • 900 Groton Long Point Road, Groton, CT

  • Only 6 TNP left (officially ) ( no reason we can’t keep paddling ) See you all there !

Sep
13
Wed
Halls Pond Paddle @ Halls Pond
Sep 13 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Free registration may be required to view events at Meetup.com


Halls Pond

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 5:30 PM

Commuter Parking Lot, Routes 198 and 44

13 Chaplin Rd. , Eastford, CT 

https://www.facebook.com/paddlekillingly

Flatwater paddling on Hall’s Pond. 

Halls Pond is state owned, and land along the southern shore is part of Natchaug State Park. A road runs along the northern and northeastern shores, and two homes have been built at the southeastern end of the lake. The area around the 82 acre lake is otherwise forested and undeveloped. The lake has an average depth of 9 feet and a maximum depth of 14 feet.

Because of limited parking we will meet at the commuter lot at Routes 198/44.  Be there at 5:30 please.  The lot is just south of the intersection on the east side of Route 198 (Chaplin Road).   A GPS address that will get you close is 13 Chaplin Rd, Eastford, CT.

Required equipment: PFD, 10-foot length of rope, whistle, headlamp/flashlight

Sep
16
Sat
Sea Kayak Thimble Islands @ Joshua Cove and Great Harbor Wildlife Management Area
Sep 16 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Date and Time

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Location

Joshua Cove, Guilford or Branford

Registration

Registration is required for this activity. Please contact registrar below.

Barry Gorfain
860-705-3828
(best time to call: before Thursday, Sept. 14, 9PM)
barrygorfain@att.net

Overview

Sea Kayak Level 2. Approx. 6-8 miles, 4-6 hours. Explore this popular island chain at a quieter time, searching for Neptune’s face and evidence of Captain Kidd. Leaving from Joshua Cove and stopping at Outer Island, there will be open water crossings and some boat traffic and channel crossings. Wearing PFD and spray skirt required, as well as wet exit experience. Limit 10 boats, trip may be modified due to conditions. Leave No Trace principles. Rain cancels. Registration required by Thursday, Sept. 14, 9PM.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost

Free

Sep
17
Sun
Paddle Salmon River, Moodus @  Sunrise State Park
Sep 17 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Registration required at: https://www.meetup.com/PaddleKillingly/events/242912271/

Free membership with Meetup.com may be necessary to view the website.

Salmon River, Moodus, CT

  •  Sunday, September 17, 2017

    10:00 AM

  • 121 Leesville Road, Moodus, CT

  • Note: We will put in at Sunrise State Park, about a half mile below the Leesville Dam.  Do NOT go to the state boat launch at the juncture of the Salmon River with the Connecticut River.  I will not be there.  Pay attention to the directions please.

    We will use the Salmon River put in at Sunrise State Park, Moodus, CT.  The entrance is a nondescript, deserted looking, two-lane asphalt driveway on the west side of Route 148 (Leesville Road).  It looks like the entrance to a deserted and neglected resort, because it is.  The area was the Sunrise Resort before the state bought it in 2009 and opened it up in 2014 as Sunrise State Park.  It is across the road from Lake Mini-Ha-Ha at Cave Hill Resort.

    There are some small signs at the entrance put there by the kayak concessionaire, but no official state park sign yet.  It is just north of Machimoodus State Park, which is at 128 Leesville Rd, Moodus.  A GPS address of 121 Leesville Road, Moodus, will get you very close to the entrance to Sunrise Park.  Coordinates for the entrance are 41.505220, -72.476393.  Follow the road, it turns this way and that, but will get you to the water eventually.  (You may see something called Echo Farm Road on the map.  There is no road sign with that on it, so don’t look for a road by that name.)

    To cancel the day of the trip or to let me know if you are running late, text or call to 561 315-0528.

    We will paddle a half mile upstream to the falls and fish ladder and then back downstream three miles or so toward the mouth of the Salmon, exploring Pine Brook and Moodus River and then back.   Figure two to three hours on the water, up to eight miles of paddling.

    There are boat rentals at this park.  Contact Quiet Kayak at https://www.facebook.com/Quiet-Kayak-205843472760567/ or 860 608-9384 for info and reservations.

Sep
30
Sat
Paddle Great Barrington – A Historical Tour
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Paddle Great Barrington – A Historical Tour

Saturday, September 30 – Paddle:
Great Barrington – A Historical Tour
Time: 10am – 3pm
Trip Length: 6.6 miles. Level: Beginner
Learn about the history of the area as we meander our way along
the river first through quickwater and riffles then paddling flatwater
until we reach the Covered Bridge. Led by HVA staff.

More information at http://www.hvatoday.org/assets/PDFs/Paddletrips-flyer2017.pdf 

Oct
14
Sat
Appalachian Trail Day – Paddle Lake Waramaug @ Lake Waramaug
Oct 14 @ 9:15 am – 2:00 pm

Date and Time

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Location

15 Lake Waramaug Rd., Kent,
Connecticut, West of River,
CT

Registration

Registration is not required for this activity. However, you may wish to contact the leader(s) if you have any questions.

Overview

Meet at 9:15 a.m. at the launch in Lake Waramaug State Park, 15 Lake Waramaug Rd., Kent, with an expected launch by 9:30 a.m. Moderate paced 4-hour, 9-mile circuit of the lake. Paddlers must provide their own equipment. There is a short portage from the parking lot to the lake. Bring lunch, snacks, and water. Life jacket must be worn for the trip duration. Due to the cool fall temperatures, wear wicking clothing (no cotton!) and bring an extra set of clothes in a dry bag. Afterwards, drive over to Macedonia Brook State Park for the AT Day BBQ. Trip overview and maps at the links below.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost: Free

Related Link(s):

Lake maps at this link (scroll down to the two links for the lake)
Lake Waramaug trip overview
AT Day BBQ Info

Driving Directions: Rt. 8 to Exit 42 to Rt. 118 West to Rt. 202 West to Rt. 341 West. Left on Rt. 45 South, then right on North Shore Rd. At the end of the lake, left on Lake Waramaug Rd., and the entrance to Lake Waramaug State Park is on the right.

Nov
4
Sat
Paddle Pachaug River, Voluntown @ Beachdale Pond Boat Launch
Nov 4 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Registration required at: https://www.meetup.com/PaddleKillingly/events/244627693/?rv=ea1&_af=event&_af_eid=244627693&https=on 

Free membership with Meetup.com may be necessary to view the website.

Pachaug River, Voluntown CT

  • Saturday, November 4, 2017

    1:00 PM

  • 115 Ekonk Hill Road, Voluntown, CT

  • Route 49 put-in.  The 115 Ekonk Hill Road, Voluntown, CT,  address in your GPS will get you quite near where the bridge goes over the river.  Launch is on north side of river, east side of road.

    The Pachaug River is a 16.0-mile-long  river arising from the Pachaug State Forest at the Connecticut – Rhode Island border and draining into the Quinebaug River.

Nov
5
Sun
Cold Water Kayaking Class @  Kayak Adventure LLC
Nov 5 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Cold Water Kayaking Class @  Kayak Adventure LLC

Registration required at:  https://www.meetup.com/Sound-Kayakers-Meetup/events/244587499/ 

Free membership with Meetup.com may be necessary to view the website.

Cold Water Kayaking Class

  • Sunday, November 5, 2017

     to 

  • 24 Poplar Street, Norwalk, CT (map)

  • Price: $80.00 /per person

    Refund policy

  • “This is how we do it,” kayaking in winter with drysuits, or wetsuits with paddling pants & jacket on top. Come join my fun class. I won’t be rapping like Montell, but we’ll have a blast trying our gear in the water! Class fee is $80. Cold water gear rental package is $30 for wetsuit, jacket, pants, booties, hood, gloves, pogies. You can rent just the pieces you need. Let me know glove or [neoprene] bootie size ; ) Wetsuit $10, jacket/pants/booties/pogies $5, hood/gloves $3

Aug
30
Wed
Wednesday Night Mixed Group Paddle @ Milford Beach
Aug 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wednesday Night Mixed Group Paddle @ Milford Beach

Hosted by: Christina Pritchard (Organizer)

Sep
2
Sat
Thimble Islands Paddle @ Stony Creek Boat Launch
Sep 2 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

Registration required at https://www.meetup.com/BranfordKayaking/events/241806839/

Free membership with Meetup.com may be necessary to view the website.

Thimble Islands

  • Saturday, September 2, 2017

    10:00 AM

  • Thimble Islands

    178 Thimble Island Rd, Branford, CT

  • Thimble Islands, Stony Creek

    This launch has a concrete apron down to the water that can be slippery at low tides.

    Sanitary facilities are available in season. Parking is on street and can be difficult during the summer season. This paddle is rated 2 to 4 and can change rapidly.  This is a picturesque area with the small rocky islands and the varied styles of houses; it also has a great many islands in close proximity the most visited of which is Outer Island which is part of the Stewart McKinney National Wildlife Refuge. This area is a very popular paddling spot every time it is posted. As usual the direction, distance, and time are decided by the group members. Remember PFD’s must be worn on all paddles. Events later in the day will need to carry lights and a sound producing device for night navigation.

Sep
6
Wed
Full Harvest Moon Paddle
Sep 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Full Harvest Moon Paddle

Full Harvest Moon Paddle

  •  Limited rentals available. Must call to reserve and pre-pay 203-713-8282 by Tuesday at 5PM.
    MUST WEAR PFD MUST BRING LIGHT, LANTERN, HEADLIGHT, etc MUST CARRY PUMP if in cockpit style kayak and any self rescue device you may need

    MUST HAVE WHISTLE

    MUST HAVE SELF RESCUE ABILITY MUST BE EXPERIENCED

    BRING WATER and food if desired

    If joining this paddle please be a very experienced paddler and knowledgeable in self rescue. You will be responsible for yourself. This is not a “guided” trip and it will be dark, possibly windy or choppy conditions in which, if something happens, you may need to rely on yourself. All paddlers must be confident they can keep up with the group and be able to paddle all conditions.

    As always, if you sign up, PLEASE SHOW UP or remove yourself from the list well in advance so we do not wait unnecessarily and so that someone else from the wait list might join in your place. Please be considerate.

Wednesday Night Mixed Group Paddle @ Milford Beach
Sep 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wednesday Night Mixed Group Paddle @ Milford Beach

Hosted by: Christina Pritchard (Organizer)

Sep
9
Sat
Mansfield Hollow South Paddle @ Mansfield Hollow Boat Launch
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Mansfield Hollow South Paddle @ Mansfield Hollow Boat Launch

Free registration may be required to view events at Meetup.com

  • Mansfield Hollow (South)

    •  Saturday, September 9, 2017

      10:00 AM

    • Bassetts Bridge Rd., Mansfield Center, CT

    • https://www.facebook.com/paddlekillingly
    • Leisurely flatwater paddling.  We will go south from the launch point and then up the Nachaug River as far as we can get, then back to the launch.  Approximately three hours.

      GPS address is 295 Bassett Bridge Rd, Mansfield Center, CT 06250, and coordinates are: 41.768144,-72.174189

      Required equipment: PFD, 10-foot length of rope, whistle, food and drink as you prefer.

Paddle CT River Middletown @ Harbor Park
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Paddle CT River Middletown @ Harbor Park

Registration required at 
https://www.meetup.com/BranfordKayaking/events/241885086/

Free registration may be required to view Meetup.com events.

Connecticut River Middletown

  • Saturday, September 9, 2017

    10:00 AM

  • 80 Harbor Drive, Middletown, CT

  • Harbor Park / Middletown

    This site has paved parking for quite a few cars, and a restaurant right next to the launch area. There is some boat traffic due to the dock for the restaurant. Unknown there are sanitary facilities other than at the restaurant just a short walk North of the restaurant.   This paddle can go from a class 2 to a class 4 depending on snow melt or rain run off from as far North as the border with Quebec, Canada but is usually is rated from 1 to 2 except in the flood season. After paddling there are many good eateries in the area such as the restaurant adjacent to the launch as well as 5 Guys on Washington Street . As with most all our paddles direction and distance is determined by the group.Remember PFD’s must be worn on all paddles.

Paddle GREAT ISLAND OLD LYME @ Great Island Old Lyme Boat Ramp
Sep 9 @ 10:45 am – 5:00 pm
Paddle GREAT ISLAND OLD LYME @ Great Island Old Lyme Boat Ramp

Registration required at https://www.meetup.com/KAYAKING-ADVENTURES-CT-MA-RI/events/242987292/

Free registration may be required to view Meetup.com events.

Updated Meetup With a New Replacement Location . For more details, see the full listing. (Waves were too high at Barn Island – Napatree)..

SAT SEP- 9 – GREAT ISLAND OLD LYME – POTLUCK BBQ AT 7 FALLS

  •  Saturday, September 9, 2017

    10:45 AM

  • 45 SMITH NECK ROAD, OLD LYME, CT (map)

  • I will be wearing my BRIGHT ORANGE HUNTING HAT near the boat put in spot.
  • Hi Everyone,

    Great Island, Blackhall River & Lieutenant River options.

    Be ready to paddle at 11 am to have a longer day Because it is getting darker earlier. If YOU are late ……  YOU are on your own.

    Tide Low @ 7 am

    High @ 1:30 pm

    Winds:      http://www.usairnet.com/cgi-bin/launch/code.cgi?Submit=Go&sta=KSNC&state=CT

    Great Island Boat Ramp :

    http://www.lisrc.uconn.edu/coastalaccess/site.asp?siteid=529

    Drop off boats and park in upper lot.

    Avoid Drunk and Angry Power boaters

    —————————————————————————————-

    Fireside Potluck BBQ:  At 7 FALLS PARK

    Approximate GPS address: (Near Deb’s Restaurant) 40 Saybrook Rd Higganum.

    Take Aircraft Rd exit off of rte 9 north, take right (south) onto Saybrook Rd.. go apx half mile , park is on LEFT..

    Please bring some wood, Good Potluck Foods, Chairs and your favourite beverages..

    More Details given out at the paddle site as we load up.. or follow someone that knows where to go..

    GRILL & ACCESSORIES LOADED UP.. SEE those interested at GREAT Island..

Sep
12
Tue
Tuesday Night Paddle: Fisherman Esker Pt. @ Esker Point Beach
Sep 12 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Tuesday Night Paddle: Fisherman Esker Pt. @ Esker Point Beach

Preregistration  required at https://www.meetup.com/Tuesday-Night-Paddle/events/243133774/

Free registration may be required to view Meetup.com events

Meet behind the Fisherman Esker Pt. Parking lot

  • Tuesday, September 12, 2017

    5:30 PM

  • 900 Groton Long Point Road, Groton, CT

  • Only 6 TNP left (officially ) ( no reason we can’t keep paddling ) See you all there !

Sep
13
Wed
Halls Pond Paddle @ Halls Pond
Sep 13 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Free registration may be required to view events at Meetup.com


Halls Pond

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 5:30 PM

Commuter Parking Lot, Routes 198 and 44

13 Chaplin Rd. , Eastford, CT 

https://www.facebook.com/paddlekillingly

Flatwater paddling on Hall’s Pond. 

Halls Pond is state owned, and land along the southern shore is part of Natchaug State Park. A road runs along the northern and northeastern shores, and two homes have been built at the southeastern end of the lake. The area around the 82 acre lake is otherwise forested and undeveloped. The lake has an average depth of 9 feet and a maximum depth of 14 feet.

Because of limited parking we will meet at the commuter lot at Routes 198/44.  Be there at 5:30 please.  The lot is just south of the intersection on the east side of Route 198 (Chaplin Road).   A GPS address that will get you close is 13 Chaplin Rd, Eastford, CT.

Required equipment: PFD, 10-foot length of rope, whistle, headlamp/flashlight

Sep
16
Sat
Sea Kayak Thimble Islands @ Joshua Cove and Great Harbor Wildlife Management Area
Sep 16 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Date and Time

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Location

Joshua Cove, Guilford or Branford

Registration

Registration is required for this activity. Please contact registrar below.

Barry Gorfain
860-705-3828
(best time to call: before Thursday, Sept. 14, 9PM)
barrygorfain@att.net

Overview

Sea Kayak Level 2. Approx. 6-8 miles, 4-6 hours. Explore this popular island chain at a quieter time, searching for Neptune’s face and evidence of Captain Kidd. Leaving from Joshua Cove and stopping at Outer Island, there will be open water crossings and some boat traffic and channel crossings. Wearing PFD and spray skirt required, as well as wet exit experience. Limit 10 boats, trip may be modified due to conditions. Leave No Trace principles. Rain cancels. Registration required by Thursday, Sept. 14, 9PM.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost

Free

Sep
17
Sun
Paddle Salmon River, Moodus @  Sunrise State Park
Sep 17 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Registration required at: https://www.meetup.com/PaddleKillingly/events/242912271/

Free membership with Meetup.com may be necessary to view the website.

Salmon River, Moodus, CT

  •  Sunday, September 17, 2017

    10:00 AM

  • 121 Leesville Road, Moodus, CT

  • Note: We will put in at Sunrise State Park, about a half mile below the Leesville Dam.  Do NOT go to the state boat launch at the juncture of the Salmon River with the Connecticut River.  I will not be there.  Pay attention to the directions please.

    We will use the Salmon River put in at Sunrise State Park, Moodus, CT.  The entrance is a nondescript, deserted looking, two-lane asphalt driveway on the west side of Route 148 (Leesville Road).  It looks like the entrance to a deserted and neglected resort, because it is.  The area was the Sunrise Resort before the state bought it in 2009 and opened it up in 2014 as Sunrise State Park.  It is across the road from Lake Mini-Ha-Ha at Cave Hill Resort.

    There are some small signs at the entrance put there by the kayak concessionaire, but no official state park sign yet.  It is just north of Machimoodus State Park, which is at 128 Leesville Rd, Moodus.  A GPS address of 121 Leesville Road, Moodus, will get you very close to the entrance to Sunrise Park.  Coordinates for the entrance are 41.505220, -72.476393.  Follow the road, it turns this way and that, but will get you to the water eventually.  (You may see something called Echo Farm Road on the map.  There is no road sign with that on it, so don’t look for a road by that name.)

    To cancel the day of the trip or to let me know if you are running late, text or call to 561 315-0528.

    We will paddle a half mile upstream to the falls and fish ladder and then back downstream three miles or so toward the mouth of the Salmon, exploring Pine Brook and Moodus River and then back.   Figure two to three hours on the water, up to eight miles of paddling.

    There are boat rentals at this park.  Contact Quiet Kayak at https://www.facebook.com/Quiet-Kayak-205843472760567/ or 860 608-9384 for info and reservations.

Sep
30
Sat
Paddle Great Barrington – A Historical Tour
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Paddle Great Barrington – A Historical Tour

Saturday, September 30 – Paddle:
Great Barrington – A Historical Tour
Time: 10am – 3pm
Trip Length: 6.6 miles. Level: Beginner
Learn about the history of the area as we meander our way along
the river first through quickwater and riffles then paddling flatwater
until we reach the Covered Bridge. Led by HVA staff.

More information at http://www.hvatoday.org/assets/PDFs/Paddletrips-flyer2017.pdf 

Oct
14
Sat
Appalachian Trail Day – Paddle Lake Waramaug @ Lake Waramaug
Oct 14 @ 9:15 am – 2:00 pm

Date and Time

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Location

15 Lake Waramaug Rd., Kent,
Connecticut, West of River,
CT

Registration

Registration is not required for this activity. However, you may wish to contact the leader(s) if you have any questions.

Overview

Meet at 9:15 a.m. at the launch in Lake Waramaug State Park, 15 Lake Waramaug Rd., Kent, with an expected launch by 9:30 a.m. Moderate paced 4-hour, 9-mile circuit of the lake. Paddlers must provide their own equipment. There is a short portage from the parking lot to the lake. Bring lunch, snacks, and water. Life jacket must be worn for the trip duration. Due to the cool fall temperatures, wear wicking clothing (no cotton!) and bring an extra set of clothes in a dry bag. Afterwards, drive over to Macedonia Brook State Park for the AT Day BBQ. Trip overview and maps at the links below.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost: Free

Related Link(s):

Lake maps at this link (scroll down to the two links for the lake)
Lake Waramaug trip overview
AT Day BBQ Info

Driving Directions: Rt. 8 to Exit 42 to Rt. 118 West to Rt. 202 West to Rt. 341 West. Left on Rt. 45 South, then right on North Shore Rd. At the end of the lake, left on Lake Waramaug Rd., and the entrance to Lake Waramaug State Park is on the right.

Nov
4
Sat
Paddle Pachaug River, Voluntown @ Beachdale Pond Boat Launch
Nov 4 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Registration required at: https://www.meetup.com/PaddleKillingly/events/244627693/?rv=ea1&_af=event&_af_eid=244627693&https=on 

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Pachaug River, Voluntown CT

  • Saturday, November 4, 2017

    1:00 PM

  • 115 Ekonk Hill Road, Voluntown, CT

  • Route 49 put-in.  The 115 Ekonk Hill Road, Voluntown, CT,  address in your GPS will get you quite near where the bridge goes over the river.  Launch is on north side of river, east side of road.

    The Pachaug River is a 16.0-mile-long  river arising from the Pachaug State Forest at the Connecticut – Rhode Island border and draining into the Quinebaug River.

Nov
5
Sun
Cold Water Kayaking Class @  Kayak Adventure LLC
Nov 5 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Cold Water Kayaking Class @  Kayak Adventure LLC

Registration required at:  https://www.meetup.com/Sound-Kayakers-Meetup/events/244587499/ 

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Cold Water Kayaking Class

  • Sunday, November 5, 2017

     to 

  • 24 Poplar Street, Norwalk, CT (map)

  • Price: $80.00 /per person

    Refund policy

  • “This is how we do it,” kayaking in winter with drysuits, or wetsuits with paddling pants & jacket on top. Come join my fun class. I won’t be rapping like Montell, but we’ll have a blast trying our gear in the water! Class fee is $80. Cold water gear rental package is $30 for wetsuit, jacket, pants, booties, hood, gloves, pogies. You can rent just the pieces you need. Let me know glove or [neoprene] bootie size ; ) Wetsuit $10, jacket/pants/booties/pogies $5, hood/gloves $3