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


Apr
27
Fri
Help Needed at Great Gull Island @ Captain John Wadsworth's Dock
Apr 27 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Help Needed at Great Gull Island @ Captain John Wadsworth's Dock

This is short notice, but one of the roofs at Great Gull Island needs some work this coming weekend.  If anyone has roofing experience and would like to go out for the weekend please email hays@amnh.org, or phone at 860-460-0749.

They are also still looking for volunteers to help mark nests on the last two weekends in May and the first weekend in June.  There will be boats leaving Connecticut on Friday at 3 PM Captain John Wadsworth’s dock: 15 First Street, Waterford, CT and returning on Sunday between 3-4 PM.

Conditions are rustic on Great Gull and it is hard work, but it is an amazing place. Great Gull Island is the largest tern colony in the Western Hemisphere and supports more than 10,000 pairs of Common Terns and 1,000 pairs of the federally endangered Roseate Tern.

hays@amnh.org, or phone at 860-460-0749.
Thank you!

Patrick M. Comins
Executive Director
314 Unquowa Road
Fairfield, CT 06824

203-259-0416 x107

www.ctaudubon.org

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Apr
28
Sat
Paddle Mansfield Hollow Lake and Fentenyl R. @ Mansfield Hollow Boat Launch Area
Apr 28 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Registration required at https://www.meetup.com/PaddleKillingly/events/248230564/

Meetup.com events may require a free sign-up to view.

KAYAK SEASON OPENING LOCATION: MANSFIELD HOLLOW LAKE- FENTENYL RVR + DAM BEACH

Mansfield Hollow Boat Launch Area

300 Bassetts Bridge Road · Mansfield Center, CT

I will be wearing my ORANGE HUNTING HAT at the Boat Ramp.

Location image of event venue

Details

Hi Everyone,
Thank You All for your interest and coming with us on this Kayak Season Opening Trip.
All of You joining me on these trips over the years or your first time today is very special to me and please join us into the future so let us Enjoy life sharing the time and activities together.

EVERYTHING DEPENDS ON THE WEATHER CONDITIONS for the best outcome for ALL of us.
Will move the date if conditions are not good enough.

A Low Wind Sunny day of 65*F + air and water warm enough for bare feet for comfort and for control of hypothermia if you fall in at the Half Way Point.

This is a simple trip to get us all together again and on the water.

Boat Ramp Info:

http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2686&q=384092&depNAV_GID=1620

Start paddling by apx 11:30 am..

Paddle up stream to the Fentanyl River Deliverance Bridge for a short stop to meet the Deliverance Hillbilly on the Bridge waiting for any lost kayaker”s that kayak into their Swine Mud Pit and Private Yard.

Then head all the way down to the Dammed Beach through the road tubes for a snack and rest time. We will assess the trip if enough or continue for a bit longer on the return trip to eat sizzeling food that the Hillbilly’s are cooking to Fatten Us Up like Hogs.

Current Weather:

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

Fireside Potluck BBQ : Mansfield Hollow Picnic Grounds are nearby.

Bring your chairs, favourite beverages, and good potluck foods for the BBQ after paddling nearby ..

If the Pavillion is available ? we will use that– If not we set up where we find it is nice enough…Grill, Accessories & EL propano fire pit are loaded up already..

Maybee ? Uconn Dairy Bar is an option for a Sweet Ending for the week if enough are interested when heading home

May
1
Tue
Pine Acres Lake Paddle @ James L. Goodwin State Forest
May 1 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Pine Acres Lake

23 Potter Road · Hampton, CT

https://www.facebook.com/paddlekillingly

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Details

Nice flat-water paddling on a 190-acre lake in Hampton, CT. For more information go to http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?A=2686&Q=384252.

For more information about the James L. Goodwin State Forest, go to http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?A=2716&Q=437244

Watch for turnoff to boat launch on Potter Road north of Route 6. The address 23 Potter Rd. Hampton, CT, in your GPS should get you close.

Required equipment: PFD, 10-foot length of rope, whistle, headlamp/flashlight (for evening paddles). And be prepared to give your emergency contact number to the host if he or she asks for it.

Two hours or so of leisurely paddling.

May
9
Wed
Paddle Five Mile River @ Water Street Launch
May 9 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Registration required at https://www.meetup.com/PaddleKillingly/events/248230814/

Meetup.com events may require a free sign-up to view

Five Mile River upstream from Danielson, CT

Five Mile River

water st · Danielson, CT

https://www.facebook.com/paddlekillingly

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Details

Evening paddle from the launch in Danielson upstream and then back. Launch is at the north end of Water Street near where it meets up with Commerce Avenue. An address of 31 Commerce Avenue, Danielson, CT, will get you close.
Required equipment: PFD, 10-foot length of rope, whistle, headlamp/flashlight (for evening paddles). And be prepared to give your emergency contact number to the host if he or she asks for it

Jun
6
Wed
Paddle Mashapaug Lake (Bigelow Hollow State Park ) @ Mashapaug Lake Bigelow Hollow State Park
Jun 6 @ 6:43 pm – 7:43 pm
Paddle Mashapaug Lake (Bigelow Hollow State Park ) @ Mashapaug Lake Bigelow Hollow State Park

Mashapaug Lake (Bigelow Hollow State Park )

5:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Register required at 

Mashapaug Lake (Bigelow Hollow State Park )

Wednesday, Jun 6, 2018, 5:30 PM

Bigelow Hollow State Park
288 Bigelow Hollow Rd Union, CT

10 Paddlers Attending

Leisurely flatwater paddle on Mashapaug Lake, a 297-acre lake surrounded by Bigelow Hollow State Park and Nipmuck State Forest in the town of Union. The lake has a maximum depth of 39.5 feet and an average depth of 15 feet. There is a smaller pond at the entrance to the park, this is not the lake. Follow signs to the Boat launch/Mashapaug Lake, onc…

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How to find us: https://www.facebook.com/paddlekillingly

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Leisurely flatwater paddle on Mashapaug Lake, a 297-acre lake surrounded by Bigelow Hollow State Park and Nipmuck State Forest in the town of Union. The lake has a maximum depth of 39.5 feet and an average depth of 15 feet.

There is a smaller pond at the entrance to the park, this is not the lake. Follow signs to the Boat launch/Mashapaug Lake, once you enter the park.

Entrance to the park is at 288 Bigelow Hollow Dr. Union, CT.

Park Information http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?A=2716&Q=325174

Required equipment: PFD, 10-foot length of rope, whistle, headlamp/flashlight (for evening paddles). And be prepared to give your emergency contact number to the host if he or she asks for it.

Jun
10
Sun
Paddle For A Cure @ Quinebaug River at the Riverside Park
Jun 10 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Paddle For A Cure @ Quinebaug River at the Riverside Park

Paddle for a Cure

9:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Register required at 
https://www.meetup.com/PaddleKillingly/events/248242589/
Some Meetup events require free registration to view the description.

How to find us: https://www.facebook.com/paddlekillingly

Details

Paddle for a Cure is like a walk-a-thon(relay for life) BUT WE WILL BE PADDLING not walking. 100% of the Money we raise goes to Day Kimball Hospital in Putnam, CT for the Oncology Department. “Money Raised in this Area to Help People in this Area”.

Paddle will take place on the Quinebaug River

at the Riverside Park in Brooklyn, CT (Greenway Drive off Day Street)

The paddle will be an easy one. It is easy going. This paddle will be good for beginners and up. We will go up river and then back down.

IN 7 YEARS WE HAVE RAISED $64,457 !!! We look for people to raise money (get sponsors) to paddle at the event. There is no minimum. If you raise $50 you will get lunch, a paddle for a cure shirt and a ticket for a chance to win a kayak. we give 1 ticket per $50 you raise, the more you raise the more chances you have to win.

Jun
12
Tue
Paddle Hopeville Pond @ Hopeville Pond State Park
Jun 12 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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Hopeville Pond, Griswold, CT

Registration required at https://www.meetup.com/PaddleKillingly/events/248263441/

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

Details

Flatwater paddling on Hopeville Pond, Griswold, CT. Hopeville Pond is a widened 3 mile section of the Pauchaug River that offers pleasant and relaxing paddling.

The launch is in the campgrounds at Hopeville Pond State Park http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2716&q=325218

Directions:

Hopeville Pond State Park. Take I-395 old exit 86. Go east on Rt 201, following signs to Hopeville State Park. You can also access from rt 138.

The boat launch is in the campground area, then to the right, NOT at the beach. Please arrive EARLY, as you may have to drop your kayak at launch, drive back to parking and walk a distance back to launch.

Required equipment: PFD, 10-foot length of rope, whistle, headlamp/flashlight (for evening paddles). And be prepared to give your emergency contact number to the host if he or she asks for it.

Jun
23
Sat
Provide Kayak Safety Support for Swim Across America – Greenwich to Stamford
Jun 23 @ 6:00 am – 3:00 pm
Provide Kayak Safety Support for Swim Across America - Greenwich to Stamford

Registration required at 
https://www.meetup.com/StamfordKayakGroup/events/251266464/

and https://secure3.convio.net/saa/site/TRR/OpenWater/Greenwich/188246920?pg=utype&fr_id=4742

Some Meetup events require free registration to view the description.

Provide Kayak Safety Support for Swim Across America – Greenwich to Stamford

Saturday, Jun 23, 2018, 7:00 AM

No location yet.

3 Kayakers Attending

Thank you to Ed Nolan for the reminder. PLEASE NOTE: signing up here on SKG does NOT register you for the event; you must register with Swim Across America at this link: https://secure3.convio.net/saa/site/TRR/OpenWater/Greenwich/188246920?pg=utype&fr_id=4742 Arrive between 6:00-6:30 a.m. You must be ready to launch by 7:00, and you need to leave t…

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Jul
10
Tue
Beginner’s Paddle: Glendale Dam, Stockbridge @ Glendale Dam
Jul 10 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Beginner’s Paddle: Glendale Dam, Stockbridge @ Glendale Dam

HVA Beginner’s Paddle: Glendale Dam, Stockbridge

Details

Date:July 10

Time:04:30 pm – 07:00 pm

Event Category:LearnOutings

Organizer

Alison Dixon

Email:adixon@hvatoday.orgPhone:413-298-7024

Venue

Glendale Dam

Housatonic, Mass, United States

Want to be prepared for other paddle trips – experience canoeing – gain confidence? This is your chance! Join us to learn how to safely enter and exit a canoe, learn the basic strokes and how to steer and paddle safely. Led by HVA volunteer, Charles Murray, an experienced canoeist and ACA certified instructor. Suitable for families with children ages 10yrs+.

Registration is required, space is limited. Call 413-298-7024
Canoes and equipment provided or register to bring your own boat.
Trip information provided upon completion of registration.

Jul
28
Sat
Paddle Woods Pond In Search of Turtles @ Woods Pond
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Jul
31
Tue
Mystic Harbor with Paddle Killingly @ Mystic River State Boat Launch
Jul 31 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Mystic Harbor with Paddle Killingly @ Mystic River State Boat Launch
Sign up required at https://www.meetup.com/PaddleKillingly/events/248266985/ (free registration may be required to view Meetup.com events)

 

We will launch at the Mystic River State Boat Launch on River Road Mystic, CT. The launch is right on River Road almost under the Interstate 95 bridge, on the west side of the river. Required equipment: PFD, 10-foot length of rope, whistle, headlamp/flashlight (for evening paddles). And be prepared to give your emergency contact number to the host if he or she asks for it.

Tuesday Night Paddle: Barn Island Possibly paddle to Watch Hill or Napatree Point @ Barn Island State Boat Launch
Jul 31 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Tuesday Night Paddle: Barn Island Possibly paddle to Watch Hill or Napatree Point @ Barn Island State Boat Launch

Preregistration  required at https://www.meetup.com/Tuesday-Night-Paddle/events/253115547  (free registration may be required to view Meetup.com events)

Barn Island State Boat Launch

299 Palmer Neck Road · Stonington, CT

Watch Hill ice cream bring $

 

Aug
3
Fri
Self Rescue Class at Beach Pond, RI @ Beach Pond State Park
Aug 3 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Pre-registration required at: https://www.meetup.com/PaddleKillingly/events/248267119/  (free registration may be required to view events at Meetup.com)

Self Rescue Class at Beach Pond

Hosted by steven haberek

From Paddle Killingly

2875 Ten Rod Road · Exeter, RI

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Details

Learn how to get back into your boat. Meet on south end of pond off Ten Rod Road (Route 165). Address of 2875 Ten Rod Road in your GPS will get you close.
Required equipment: PFD, 10-foot length of rope, whistle, headlamp/flashlight (for evening paddles). And be prepared to give your emergency contact number to the host if he or she asks for it.

Aug
8
Wed
Kayaking on West Hill Pond @ West Hill Pond CT DEEP Boat Launch
Aug 8 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Kayaking on West Hill Pond @ West Hill Pond CT DEEP Boat Launch

All are Welcome! The New Hartford Land Trust invites you to go..

Kayaking on West Hill Pond

Led by Roger Dietlin, Bob Britton, and Skip Sly
Wednesday, August 8 at 9:00 a.m.
(rain cancels)

BYOK + PFD!
(Bring your own kayak and personal flotation device!)

This program is perfect for kayakers who want to paddle with a group of lake fans and who also want to learn about maintaining the quality of the water. Skip Sly, a volunteer trained by the CT DEEP, will speak about controlling invasive species and protecting our lake. Roger Dietlin and Bob Britton, NHLT volunteers and longtime kayakers, will lead a paddling trip around the lake after the presentation.

For details or to pre-register, please e-mail NHLT or call 860-379-7204.

Meet at the Boat Launch near the North End Store, Perkins Road, Barkhamsted.

Aug
18
Sat
Guided Ecology Paddle @ Chapman Pond
Aug 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Estuary Explorations
See https://www.ctaudubon.org/2018/05/estuary-explorations/

Guided Ecology Paddle
Saturday, August 18, 9 a.m, – noon
Chapman Pond, East Haddam

Join Connecticut Audubon Society conservation biologist Jim Arrigoni on a guided paddle to Chapman Pond. Embarking from the boat launch just downriver from the Goodspeed Opera House, we will paddle along the shoreline of the Connecticut River to the entrance of this secluded water body that provides refuge to many species of aquatic plants and birds. Lush stands of Wild Rice provide a stage for the tinkling serenade of Marsh Wrens, while Great and Snowy Egrets forage along the edges. The calls of Scarlet Tanagers and Warbling Vireos may be heard from the forested hillslopes. Please have your canoe or kayak ready to go at 9AM. After returning to the boat launch at noon, stay for a bag lunch and recap at the picnic area adjacent to the Goodspeed Opera House. This event is organized by the Connecticut Audubon Society’s Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center in collaboration with the Friends of Whalebone Cove.

Members $15 Non-members $20, Register here

Apr
27
Fri
Help Needed at Great Gull Island @ Captain John Wadsworth's Dock
Apr 27 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Help Needed at Great Gull Island @ Captain John Wadsworth's Dock

This is short notice, but one of the roofs at Great Gull Island needs some work this coming weekend.  If anyone has roofing experience and would like to go out for the weekend please email hays@amnh.org, or phone at 860-460-0749.

They are also still looking for volunteers to help mark nests on the last two weekends in May and the first weekend in June.  There will be boats leaving Connecticut on Friday at 3 PM Captain John Wadsworth’s dock: 15 First Street, Waterford, CT and returning on Sunday between 3-4 PM.

Conditions are rustic on Great Gull and it is hard work, but it is an amazing place. Great Gull Island is the largest tern colony in the Western Hemisphere and supports more than 10,000 pairs of Common Terns and 1,000 pairs of the federally endangered Roseate Tern.

hays@amnh.org, or phone at 860-460-0749.
Thank you!

Patrick M. Comins
Executive Director
314 Unquowa Road
Fairfield, CT 06824

203-259-0416 x107

www.ctaudubon.org

Follow us on Twitter

Like us on Facebook

Apr
28
Sat
Paddle Mansfield Hollow Lake and Fentenyl R. @ Mansfield Hollow Boat Launch Area
Apr 28 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Registration required at https://www.meetup.com/PaddleKillingly/events/248230564/

Meetup.com events may require a free sign-up to view.

KAYAK SEASON OPENING LOCATION: MANSFIELD HOLLOW LAKE- FENTENYL RVR + DAM BEACH

Mansfield Hollow Boat Launch Area

300 Bassetts Bridge Road · Mansfield Center, CT

I will be wearing my ORANGE HUNTING HAT at the Boat Ramp.

Location image of event venue

Details

Hi Everyone,
Thank You All for your interest and coming with us on this Kayak Season Opening Trip.
All of You joining me on these trips over the years or your first time today is very special to me and please join us into the future so let us Enjoy life sharing the time and activities together.

EVERYTHING DEPENDS ON THE WEATHER CONDITIONS for the best outcome for ALL of us.
Will move the date if conditions are not good enough.

A Low Wind Sunny day of 65*F + air and water warm enough for bare feet for comfort and for control of hypothermia if you fall in at the Half Way Point.

This is a simple trip to get us all together again and on the water.

Boat Ramp Info:

http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2686&q=384092&depNAV_GID=1620

Start paddling by apx 11:30 am..

Paddle up stream to the Fentanyl River Deliverance Bridge for a short stop to meet the Deliverance Hillbilly on the Bridge waiting for any lost kayaker”s that kayak into their Swine Mud Pit and Private Yard.

Then head all the way down to the Dammed Beach through the road tubes for a snack and rest time. We will assess the trip if enough or continue for a bit longer on the return trip to eat sizzeling food that the Hillbilly’s are cooking to Fatten Us Up like Hogs.

Current Weather:

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

Fireside Potluck BBQ : Mansfield Hollow Picnic Grounds are nearby.

Bring your chairs, favourite beverages, and good potluck foods for the BBQ after paddling nearby ..

If the Pavillion is available ? we will use that– If not we set up where we find it is nice enough…Grill, Accessories & EL propano fire pit are loaded up already..

Maybee ? Uconn Dairy Bar is an option for a Sweet Ending for the week if enough are interested when heading home

May
1
Tue
Pine Acres Lake Paddle @ James L. Goodwin State Forest
May 1 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Pine Acres Lake

23 Potter Road · Hampton, CT

https://www.facebook.com/paddlekillingly

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Details

Nice flat-water paddling on a 190-acre lake in Hampton, CT. For more information go to http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?A=2686&Q=384252.

For more information about the James L. Goodwin State Forest, go to http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?A=2716&Q=437244

Watch for turnoff to boat launch on Potter Road north of Route 6. The address 23 Potter Rd. Hampton, CT, in your GPS should get you close.

Required equipment: PFD, 10-foot length of rope, whistle, headlamp/flashlight (for evening paddles). And be prepared to give your emergency contact number to the host if he or she asks for it.

Two hours or so of leisurely paddling.

May
9
Wed
Paddle Five Mile River @ Water Street Launch
May 9 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Registration required at https://www.meetup.com/PaddleKillingly/events/248230814/

Meetup.com events may require a free sign-up to view

Five Mile River upstream from Danielson, CT

Five Mile River

water st · Danielson, CT

https://www.facebook.com/paddlekillingly

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Details

Evening paddle from the launch in Danielson upstream and then back. Launch is at the north end of Water Street near where it meets up with Commerce Avenue. An address of 31 Commerce Avenue, Danielson, CT, will get you close.
Required equipment: PFD, 10-foot length of rope, whistle, headlamp/flashlight (for evening paddles). And be prepared to give your emergency contact number to the host if he or she asks for it

Jun
6
Wed
Paddle Mashapaug Lake (Bigelow Hollow State Park ) @ Mashapaug Lake Bigelow Hollow State Park
Jun 6 @ 6:43 pm – 7:43 pm
Paddle Mashapaug Lake (Bigelow Hollow State Park ) @ Mashapaug Lake Bigelow Hollow State Park

Mashapaug Lake (Bigelow Hollow State Park )

5:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Register required at 

Mashapaug Lake (Bigelow Hollow State Park )

Wednesday, Jun 6, 2018, 5:30 PM

Bigelow Hollow State Park
288 Bigelow Hollow Rd Union, CT

10 Paddlers Attending

Leisurely flatwater paddle on Mashapaug Lake, a 297-acre lake surrounded by Bigelow Hollow State Park and Nipmuck State Forest in the town of Union. The lake has a maximum depth of 39.5 feet and an average depth of 15 feet. There is a smaller pond at the entrance to the park, this is not the lake. Follow signs to the Boat launch/Mashapaug Lake, onc…

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Some Meetup events require free registration to view the description.

How to find us: https://www.facebook.com/paddlekillingly

Details

Leisurely flatwater paddle on Mashapaug Lake, a 297-acre lake surrounded by Bigelow Hollow State Park and Nipmuck State Forest in the town of Union. The lake has a maximum depth of 39.5 feet and an average depth of 15 feet.

There is a smaller pond at the entrance to the park, this is not the lake. Follow signs to the Boat launch/Mashapaug Lake, once you enter the park.

Entrance to the park is at 288 Bigelow Hollow Dr. Union, CT.

Park Information http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?A=2716&Q=325174

Required equipment: PFD, 10-foot length of rope, whistle, headlamp/flashlight (for evening paddles). And be prepared to give your emergency contact number to the host if he or she asks for it.

Jun
10
Sun
Paddle For A Cure @ Quinebaug River at the Riverside Park
Jun 10 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Paddle For A Cure @ Quinebaug River at the Riverside Park

Paddle for a Cure

9:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Register required at 
https://www.meetup.com/PaddleKillingly/events/248242589/
Some Meetup events require free registration to view the description.

How to find us: https://www.facebook.com/paddlekillingly

Details

Paddle for a Cure is like a walk-a-thon(relay for life) BUT WE WILL BE PADDLING not walking. 100% of the Money we raise goes to Day Kimball Hospital in Putnam, CT for the Oncology Department. “Money Raised in this Area to Help People in this Area”.

Paddle will take place on the Quinebaug River

at the Riverside Park in Brooklyn, CT (Greenway Drive off Day Street)

The paddle will be an easy one. It is easy going. This paddle will be good for beginners and up. We will go up river and then back down.

IN 7 YEARS WE HAVE RAISED $64,457 !!! We look for people to raise money (get sponsors) to paddle at the event. There is no minimum. If you raise $50 you will get lunch, a paddle for a cure shirt and a ticket for a chance to win a kayak. we give 1 ticket per $50 you raise, the more you raise the more chances you have to win.

Jun
12
Tue
Paddle Hopeville Pond @ Hopeville Pond State Park
Jun 12 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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Hopeville Pond, Griswold, CT

Registration required at https://www.meetup.com/PaddleKillingly/events/248263441/

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

Details

Flatwater paddling on Hopeville Pond, Griswold, CT. Hopeville Pond is a widened 3 mile section of the Pauchaug River that offers pleasant and relaxing paddling.

The launch is in the campgrounds at Hopeville Pond State Park http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2716&q=325218

Directions:

Hopeville Pond State Park. Take I-395 old exit 86. Go east on Rt 201, following signs to Hopeville State Park. You can also access from rt 138.

The boat launch is in the campground area, then to the right, NOT at the beach. Please arrive EARLY, as you may have to drop your kayak at launch, drive back to parking and walk a distance back to launch.

Required equipment: PFD, 10-foot length of rope, whistle, headlamp/flashlight (for evening paddles). And be prepared to give your emergency contact number to the host if he or she asks for it.

Jun
23
Sat
Provide Kayak Safety Support for Swim Across America – Greenwich to Stamford
Jun 23 @ 6:00 am – 3:00 pm
Provide Kayak Safety Support for Swim Across America - Greenwich to Stamford

Registration required at 
https://www.meetup.com/StamfordKayakGroup/events/251266464/

and https://secure3.convio.net/saa/site/TRR/OpenWater/Greenwich/188246920?pg=utype&fr_id=4742

Some Meetup events require free registration to view the description.

Provide Kayak Safety Support for Swim Across America – Greenwich to Stamford

Saturday, Jun 23, 2018, 7:00 AM

No location yet.

3 Kayakers Attending

Thank you to Ed Nolan for the reminder. PLEASE NOTE: signing up here on SKG does NOT register you for the event; you must register with Swim Across America at this link: https://secure3.convio.net/saa/site/TRR/OpenWater/Greenwich/188246920?pg=utype&fr_id=4742 Arrive between 6:00-6:30 a.m. You must be ready to launch by 7:00, and you need to leave t…

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Jul
10
Tue
Beginner’s Paddle: Glendale Dam, Stockbridge @ Glendale Dam
Jul 10 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Beginner’s Paddle: Glendale Dam, Stockbridge @ Glendale Dam

HVA Beginner’s Paddle: Glendale Dam, Stockbridge

Details

Date:July 10

Time:04:30 pm – 07:00 pm

Event Category:LearnOutings

Organizer

Alison Dixon

Email:adixon@hvatoday.orgPhone:413-298-7024

Venue

Glendale Dam

Housatonic, Mass, United States

Want to be prepared for other paddle trips – experience canoeing – gain confidence? This is your chance! Join us to learn how to safely enter and exit a canoe, learn the basic strokes and how to steer and paddle safely. Led by HVA volunteer, Charles Murray, an experienced canoeist and ACA certified instructor. Suitable for families with children ages 10yrs+.

Registration is required, space is limited. Call 413-298-7024
Canoes and equipment provided or register to bring your own boat.
Trip information provided upon completion of registration.

Jul
28
Sat
Paddle Woods Pond In Search of Turtles @ Woods Pond
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Jul
31
Tue
Mystic Harbor with Paddle Killingly @ Mystic River State Boat Launch
Jul 31 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Mystic Harbor with Paddle Killingly @ Mystic River State Boat Launch
Sign up required at https://www.meetup.com/PaddleKillingly/events/248266985/ (free registration may be required to view Meetup.com events)

 

We will launch at the Mystic River State Boat Launch on River Road Mystic, CT. The launch is right on River Road almost under the Interstate 95 bridge, on the west side of the river. Required equipment: PFD, 10-foot length of rope, whistle, headlamp/flashlight (for evening paddles). And be prepared to give your emergency contact number to the host if he or she asks for it.

Tuesday Night Paddle: Barn Island Possibly paddle to Watch Hill or Napatree Point @ Barn Island State Boat Launch
Jul 31 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Tuesday Night Paddle: Barn Island Possibly paddle to Watch Hill or Napatree Point @ Barn Island State Boat Launch

Preregistration  required at https://www.meetup.com/Tuesday-Night-Paddle/events/253115547  (free registration may be required to view Meetup.com events)

Barn Island State Boat Launch

299 Palmer Neck Road · Stonington, CT

Watch Hill ice cream bring $

 

Aug
3
Fri
Self Rescue Class at Beach Pond, RI @ Beach Pond State Park
Aug 3 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Pre-registration required at: https://www.meetup.com/PaddleKillingly/events/248267119/  (free registration may be required to view events at Meetup.com)

Self Rescue Class at Beach Pond

Hosted by steven haberek

From Paddle Killingly

2875 Ten Rod Road · Exeter, RI

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Details

Learn how to get back into your boat. Meet on south end of pond off Ten Rod Road (Route 165). Address of 2875 Ten Rod Road in your GPS will get you close.
Required equipment: PFD, 10-foot length of rope, whistle, headlamp/flashlight (for evening paddles). And be prepared to give your emergency contact number to the host if he or she asks for it.

Aug
8
Wed
Kayaking on West Hill Pond @ West Hill Pond CT DEEP Boat Launch
Aug 8 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Kayaking on West Hill Pond @ West Hill Pond CT DEEP Boat Launch

All are Welcome! The New Hartford Land Trust invites you to go..

Kayaking on West Hill Pond

Led by Roger Dietlin, Bob Britton, and Skip Sly
Wednesday, August 8 at 9:00 a.m.
(rain cancels)

BYOK + PFD!
(Bring your own kayak and personal flotation device!)

This program is perfect for kayakers who want to paddle with a group of lake fans and who also want to learn about maintaining the quality of the water. Skip Sly, a volunteer trained by the CT DEEP, will speak about controlling invasive species and protecting our lake. Roger Dietlin and Bob Britton, NHLT volunteers and longtime kayakers, will lead a paddling trip around the lake after the presentation.

For details or to pre-register, please e-mail NHLT or call 860-379-7204.

Meet at the Boat Launch near the North End Store, Perkins Road, Barkhamsted.

Aug
18
Sat
Guided Ecology Paddle @ Chapman Pond
Aug 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Estuary Explorations
See https://www.ctaudubon.org/2018/05/estuary-explorations/

Guided Ecology Paddle
Saturday, August 18, 9 a.m, – noon
Chapman Pond, East Haddam

Join Connecticut Audubon Society conservation biologist Jim Arrigoni on a guided paddle to Chapman Pond. Embarking from the boat launch just downriver from the Goodspeed Opera House, we will paddle along the shoreline of the Connecticut River to the entrance of this secluded water body that provides refuge to many species of aquatic plants and birds. Lush stands of Wild Rice provide a stage for the tinkling serenade of Marsh Wrens, while Great and Snowy Egrets forage along the edges. The calls of Scarlet Tanagers and Warbling Vireos may be heard from the forested hillslopes. Please have your canoe or kayak ready to go at 9AM. After returning to the boat launch at noon, stay for a bag lunch and recap at the picnic area adjacent to the Goodspeed Opera House. This event is organized by the Connecticut Audubon Society’s Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center in collaboration with the Friends of Whalebone Cove.

Members $15 Non-members $20, Register here