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


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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 

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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.

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Thimble Islands Paddle 10:00 am
Thimble Islands Paddle @ Stony Creek Boat Launch
Sep 2 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
Thimble Islands Paddle @ Stony Creek Boat Launch
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 …
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Full Harvest Moon Paddle 6:00 pm
Full Harvest Moon Paddle
Sep 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Full Harvest Moon Paddle
Full Harvest Moon Paddle Required  RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/New-Haven-and-Fairfield-County-Kayak-Club/events/241963631/ Meetup.com events may require free registration to view the description  Wednesday, September 6, 2017 6:00 PM Location Unknown (check website to see if its been updated)  Limited …
Wednesday Night Mixed Group Paddle 6:00 pm
Wednesday Night Mixed Group Paddle @ Milford Beach
Sep 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wednesday Night Mixed Group Paddle @ Milford Beach
Required  RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/New-Haven-and-Fairfield-County-Kayak-Club/events/241512820/ Meetup.com events may require free registration to view the description Beach launch. towards island. Limited rentals available- Sit on top kayaks or paddleboards.  Reservations required.  203-713-8282 **MUST CALL TO RESERVE.  If …
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Mansfield Hollow South Paddle 10:00 am
Mansfield Hollow South Paddle @ Mansfield Hollow Boat Launch
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Mansfield Hollow South Paddle @ Mansfield Hollow Boat Launch
Sign-up required at https://www.meetup.com/PaddleKillingly/events/237303900/ Free registration may be required to view events at Meetup.com Mansfield Hollow (South)  Saturday, September 9, 2017 10:00 AM  Mansfield Hollow Boat Launch Bassetts Bridge Rd., Mansfield Center, CT https://www.facebook.com/paddlekillingly Leisurely flatwater paddling.  We …
Paddle CT River Middletown 10:00 am
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  Harbor Park 80 Harbor Drive, Middletown, CT Harbor Park / Middletown This site has paved parking for quite …
Paddle GREAT ISLAND OLD LYME 10:45 am
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 – …
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Tuesday Night Paddle: Fisherman Esker Pt. 5:30 pm
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 Esker Point Beach 900 Groton Long Point Road, Groton, CT …
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Halls Pond Paddle 5:30 pm
Halls Pond Paddle @ Halls Pond
Sep 13 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Halls Pond Paddle @ Halls Pond
Sign-up required at https://www.meetup.com/PaddleKillingly/events/237304237/ 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 …
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Sea Kayak Thimble Islands 8:00 am
Sea Kayak Thimble Islands @ Joshua Cove and Great Harbor Wildlife Management Area
Sep 16 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sea Kayak Thimble Islands @ Joshua Cove and Great Harbor Wildlife Management Area
SEA KAYAK THIMBLE ISLANDS Registration required at http://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/details/id/100092     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 …
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Paddle Salmon River, Moodus 10:00 am
Paddle Salmon River, Moodus @  Sunrise State Park
Sep 17 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Paddle Salmon River, Moodus @  Sunrise State Park
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  Sunrise State Park 121 Leesville Road, Moodus, CT Note: We will put …
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Paddle Great Barrington – A Historical Tour 10:00 am
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 …