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Water Trails Events in CT

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SCANTIC SPRING SPLASH ( Event Date: May 2, 2015 )

6th Annual Quinnipiac Riverfest 2015 ( Event Date: May 3, 2015 )

8th Annual Naugatuck Valley River Race ( Event Date: May 9, 2015 )

CT River to Mattabesset River Paddle ( Event Date: May 16, 2015 )

Candlewood Lake Cleanup ( Event Date: May 16, 2015 )

Candlewood Lake Cleanup ( Event Date: May 16, 2015 )

 

Other paddling event calendars:
ConnYAK at http://www.connyak.org/Yakevents.htm
Paddle Killingly at http://www.meetup.com/PaddleKillingly/events/calendar/?scroll=true#calendar

SCANTIC SPRING SPLASH

2015 - SCANTIC SPRING SPLASH - Saturday, May 2, 2015

24th Annual Canoe and Kayak Race

Be a Fan, Donate a Can" Help Us Fill Up the Canoe with non-perishable foods for The Enfield Food Shelf!

Registration: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Red Barn, 32 S. Maple St., Enfield, CT.

Novice Race Start: 11:30 a.m. Intermediate-Expert Race Start: Noon


Event Date: May 2, 2015

For more information go to http://www.scanticspringsplash.org/

(posted April 17, 2015, number 298)


6th Annual Quinnipiac Riverfest 2015

Annual celebration of the Quinnipiac River and the historic Fair Haven waterfront

Sunday, May 3 (rain date: May 17), 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Quinnipiac Marina, 309 Front St., New Haven

Quinnipiac Riverfest Featuring:

CANOEING $5 guided rides provided by the Quinnipiac River Watershed Association.

LIVE MUSIC Goodnight Blue Moon, The Backyard Committee, and The Jean Sandoval Quartet!

BEER Craft beer tastings from Overshores and other local breweries.

GRUB Made to order from the Anastasio's Boat House Café.

KID FRIENDLY Clowns, touch the sea critters, face painting and crafts for children.

You are invited to join in this celebration of waterfront community in our historic and scenic New Haven neighborhood!


Event Date: May 3, 2015

For more information go to http://quinnipiacriverfest.com/

(posted April 20, 2015, number 721)


8th Annual Naugatuck Valley River Race

8th Annual Naugatuck Valley River Race, Saturday, May 9, 2015

Registration: 9-10:30 a.m.

Race Meeting: 11 a.m.

Race Start: 11:30 a.m.

South Main St. & Platts Mills Road, Naugatuck / Waterbury line

The Annual Race was started by concerned citizens and community organizations along the Naugatuck Valley in an effort to bring awareness to the Naugy’s continued restoration and return to a recreational river after years of industrial neglect. The Naugatuck River Watershed is a partner in the events and is one of the recipients of the donations we collect to participate in the timed race.

The Naugatuck Valley River Race has helped to foster renewed efforts to develop a safe Water Trail along the Naugatuck River. In fact, the Naugatuck River Greenway Committee, in response to the success of the first race, added several boat launches into the proposed Greenway plans in each town along the route and have added additional events.

The events brings racers and their families from all around New England to run the Naugy. As much as it is a race event, many will be paddling at their own pace — but, experienced paddlers only, as the Naugy at higher levels can be unforgiving.
Event Date: May 9, 2015

For more information go to http://www.4ctoutdoors.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/NVRR-8-Flyer-Compatibility-Mode.pdf

(posted April 17, 2015, number 336)


CT River to Mattabesset River Paddle

Saturday, May 16, 2015 11:00 AM Harbor Park Harbor Drive, Middletown, CT (map) A popular annual spring paddle from Harbor Park up the Ct River about a mile to the Mattabassett River, then several more miles up to the takeout/lunch spot behind the Dunkin Donuts and back - approx. 9 miles round trip at a relaxed, early season pace. High tide - 12:15 PM. This is a level 2 paddle (see "Paddling with ConnYak" at http://www.connyak.org/paddlingtrips.htm for more information on levels and expectations). Although the CT River can get quite choppy when the wind picks up, this paddle is typically of the easy/mellow variety. The Mattabesset is sheltered with minimal current, and meanders its way through marshy woodlands. In the spring, it can sometimes be flooded with the riverbanks submerged under a big shallow pond (still fun, but trickier to navigate). The takeout can be rather muddy, so boots are recommended if you have them. Some pics from the same paddle a few years ago: http://erik64.smugmug.com/Kayaking/Mattabesett-River-Paddle-51510
Event Date: May 16, 2015

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/ConnYak-Connecticut-Sea-Kayakers/events/221535406/

(posted April 2, 2015, number 75)


Candlewood Lake Cleanup

Saturday, May 16 (rain date: Sunday, May 17). Starts 8:30 a.m. Register now for the Candlewood Lake Clean Up, happening on May 16th - a fun day and a great way to kick off the summer. Registration is based on a first-come first-served, space-available basis, so don't delay!

We are looking for Clean Up Boat Captains to join us that day! Boat captains are responsible for transporting their crew and collected debris. Trash bags, gloves etc. are provided by the event. Boat captains need to have their own boat, and a valid CT Boater's Certificate to participate. All boat captains receive a special hat (in addition to the t-shirt and cookout all other volunteers receive). Please contact the CLA with any questions.

Volunteers will meet at their chosen departure point (one of the area town parks) at 8:30 AM, and be taken to their shoreline area to collect debris. Around noon time, all boats go to New Fairfield Town Park for a free cookout and free event t-shirts. After the cookout the boats will return their volunteers to their original departure park.

EVERYONE who wishes to participate MUST register or we will not have a space reserved for you on a boat.

Online registration for the Clean Up (volunteers and boat captains) can be found at http://www.jotform.us/CandlewoodLakeAuthority/Clean_Up_Registration
Event Date: May 16, 2015

For more information go to http://www.jotform.us/CandlewoodLakeAuthority/Clean_Up_Registration

(posted April 20, 2015, number 723)


Candlewood Lake Cleanup

Saturday, May 16 (rain date: Sunday, May 17). Starts 8:30 a.m. Register now for the Candlewood Lake Clean Up, happening on May 16th - a fun day and a great way to kick off the summer. Registration is based on a first-come first-served, space-available basis, so don't delay!

We are looking for Clean Up Boat Captains to join us that day! Boat captains are responsible for transporting their crew and collected debris. Trash bags, gloves etc. are provided by the event. Boat captains need to have their own boat, and a valid CT Boater's Certificate to participate. All boat captains receive a special hat (in addition to the t-shirt and cookout all other volunteers receive). Please contact the CLA with any questions.

Volunteers will meet at their chosen departure point (one of the area town parks) at 8:30 AM, and be taken to their shoreline area to collect debris. Around noon time, all boats go to New Fairfield Town Park for a free cookout and free event t-shirts. After the cookout the boats will return their volunteers to their original departure park.

EVERYONE who wishes to participate MUST register or we will not have a space reserved for you on a boat.

Online registration for the Clean Up (volunteers and boat captains) can be found at http://www.jotform.us/CandlewoodLakeAuthority/Clean_Up_Registration
Event Date: May 16, 2015

For more information go to http://www.jotform.us/CandlewoodLakeAuthority/Clean_Up_Registration

(posted April 20, 2015, number 723)