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Water Trails Events in CT

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Paddle from Stonington Small Boat Association, Potluck to Follow May 3, 2016

Quinebaug River from Westville Lake upstream to Old Sturbridge Village Dam May 4, 2016

CT-AMC: Paddle Tarriffville Whitewater, Thurs Evening Run May 5, 2016

Sitka Alaska Kayaking Presentation May 6, 2016

Kayak fish the Quinebaug, W.T. lake and upstream. CT free fishing day. May 7, 2016

Quinebaug River Paddle, Fayban CT to W. Thompson Lake May 7, 2016

East River with the Branford Kayak Group May 7, 2016

Roseland Lake, Woodstock May 10, 2016

Paddle from Eastern Point Beach Potluck to Follow May 10, 2016

CT-AMC: Paddle Tarriffville Whitewater, Thurs Evening Run May 12, 2016

Annual Beacon Falls RiverFest, Duck Race, 5K May 14, 2016

Lake Lillinonah paddle May 14, 2016

Willimantic Riverfest 2016 May 14, 2016

QRWA's Downriver Classic Canoe & Kayak Race May 15, 2016

Annual Quinnipiac Riverfest 2016 May 15, 2016

Paddle from Quonny Breachway in RI with Tuesday Night Paddlers May 17, 2016

CT-AMC: Paddle Tarriffville Whitewater, Thurs Evening Run May 19, 2016

CT-AMC: Paddle Mansfield Hollow Lake May 21, 2016

Mid May Kayak Season Opening Day Paddle Trip, Hike, & BBQ @ GARDNER LAKE May 21, 2016

Full Moon Paddle May 21, 2016

Candlewood Lake Cleanup May 21, 2016

Paddle from Barn Island - Potluck After with Tuesday Night Paddlers May 24, 2016

World Fish Migration Day - Connecticut May 24, 2016

CT-AMC: Paddle Tarriffville Whitewater, Thurs Evening Run May 26, 2016

Paddle from Esker Point, Potluck Afterwards with Tuesday Night Paddle Group May 31, 2016

CT-AMC: Paddle Tarriffville Whitewater, Thurs Evening Run June 2, 2016

ConnYak Spring Potluck Picnic - Meet At The Beach June 4, 2016

Thimble Island Paddle with Branford Kayaking Group June 4, 2016

CT-AMC: Paddle Tarriffville Whitewater, Thurs Evening Run June 9, 2016

CT-AMC: Fun with Kayaks, Powers Lake, East Lyme June 11, 2016

Branford Kayak Group - Connecticut River, Baldwin Bridge June 11, 2016

Paddle for a Cure June 12, 2016

CT-AMC: Paddle Tarriffville Whitewater, Thurs Evening Run June 16, 2016

CT-AMC: Paddle Tarriffville Whitewater, Thurs Evening Run June 23, 2016

Paddle Salmon River, East Haddam, Branford Kayak Meetup Group June 25, 2016

Summer Begins at The WoodenBoat Show! June 26, 2016

CT-AMC: Paddle Tarriffville Whitewater, Thurs Evening Run June 30, 2016

Learn to paddle or row in these classes starting June 21 July 14, 2016

Moonlight paddle Parker Memorial Cove with Branford Kayaking Group July 17, 2016

CT-AMC: Paddle Tarriffville Class 2 Whitewater July 30, 2016

Great Island Old Lyme Paddle with the Branford Kayak Group July 30, 2016

Mystic River Moonlight Paddle with Branford Kayaking Group August 20, 2016

Learn to paddle or row in these classes starting June 1 August 24, 2016

Flatwater Paddle on the Farmington River from Curtis Park in Simsbury September 10, 2016

Thimble Islands Full Moon Paddle with Branford Kayak Group September 17, 2016

Connecticut River Middletown Moonlight Paddle with Branford Kayak Group October 15, 2016

Paddle Bluff Point State Park with Branford Kayaking Group January 10, 2017

 

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


Paddle from Stonington Small Boat Association, Potluck to Follow

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 5:30 PM Stonington Small Boat Association 4 Cross St, Stonington, CT (map) Destination may be Napatree Point, or Watch Hill, or somewhere else entirely. Bring food to share for the after-paddle potluck. Water is still cool, please dress appropriately

Event Date: May 3, 2016

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/Tuesday-Night-Paddle/events/230265828/

(posted April 28, 2016, number 479)


Quinebaug River from Westville Lake upstream to Old Sturbridge Village Dam

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 10:00 AM Intersection of Wallace Road and Corps road 165 Wallace Rd, Sturbridge, MA (map) Quinebaug River Westville Lake upstream to Old Sturbridge Village Dam • This is an exploratory paddle on the Quinebaug River upstream from Westville Lake Recreation Area in Southbridge to the Old Sturbridge Village Dam and back. I have not paddled it yet, so you will be exploring it with me. The distance is approximately 7 miles. This is a flatwater paddle with likely obstructions. We will put in above the rapids that are just above the Westville Lake in order to stay on flatwater. Meet at 10 am, shove off when ready. Driving Directions: From Route 20, drive south on Old Sturbridge Village Road. Follow it to the bridge over I-84, where it becomes River Road. Continue on River Road to the four-way intersection with Mashapaug Road; turn left. Drive 1.1 miles, turn left onto Breakneck Road. In 1/3 of a mile, Breakneck bears left at a small traffic island and becomes Wallace Road. Cross the river and turn left onto Old Mashapaug Road, a gated Corps of Engineers road. (You will pass the entrance to Westville Dam Boat Ramp on your right.) It'’s .75 mile upriver to the canoe launch and you will cross the river on the way. If you come to a fork, bear to the right. An approximate GPS address for where you will turn west off Wallace onto the Corps road is 165 Wallace Rd, Sturbridge, MA. (There is a parking lot on Wallace opposite of where you will be turning off) Then go the .75 miles to the launch. The unpaved lot will accommodate a dozen cars. The carry to the water’s edge is about 50 feet and the access to the water is gently sloping. There are no restrooms. Bring your whistle, about ten feet of rope and whatever food and drink you need for a 3-4 hour expedition.

Event Date: May 4, 2016

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/PaddleKillingly/events/230515510

(posted April 28, 2016, number 392)


CT-AMC: Paddle Tarriffville Whitewater, Thurs Evening Run

Thursday, May 5, 2016
Location: Tariffville CT., Connecticut, East of River, CT
Overview: Join Chris for his weeknight runs at Tariffville gorge on the Farmington River. Contact leader for start place and time.
Cost: Free
Activities: Paddling Paddling - Whitewater
Offered By Connecticut AMC
Audience Adults
Registrar: Chris Degraaf 860-751-9457 (best time to call: NCA-9 pm) mchristian.degraaf@gmail.com
Leader: Chris DeGraaf 860-751-9457 (best time to call: NCA-9 pm) mchristian.degraaf@gmail.com

Registration is required for this activity. See registrar above.

Event Date: May 5, 2016

For more information go to http://activities.outdoors.org/search/?act=13&state=CT&stype=state&mode=list

(posted April 29, 2016, number 48)


Sitka Alaska Kayaking Presentation

Friday, May 6, 2016 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Avery Point - UCONN 1084 Shennecossett Rd., Groton, CT Gail Ferris is giving an informal presentation on her kayaking adventures in the Pacific Ocean near her home in Sitka, Alaska. The presentation will be at UCONN Avery Point. Gail is well known for her writings in “Messing About in Boats” and for her videos featuring her Arctic kayaking adventures off Greenland which can be seen at her website http://www.nkhorizons.com/index.htm This presentation is being hosted by the John Gardner Chapter of the Traditional Small Craft Association.. The John Gardner Chapter of the Traditional Small Craft Association will be meeting in its Community Boat Building boat house on the Avery Point Campus on Friday, May 6 from 5:30 till 7:00 pm. It is a short walk to the classroom. The Boat House is a small white wood frame building located near the Campus Police Building. You are welcome to join us. Here is an excellent video produced by Sitka tourism about salmon in Sitka. http://www.sitkascience.org/news/our_videos/

Event Date: May 6, 2016

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/ConnYak-Connecticut-Sea-Kayakers/events/230740045/

(posted April 29, 2016, number 96)


Kayak fish the Quinebaug, W.T. lake and upstream. CT free fishing day.

Saturday, May 7, 2016 8:00 AM West Thompson Lake Campground 449 Reardon Road, N Grosvenordale, CT The goal is to chase some trout on the lower river sections, rainbows and browns primarily but I have seen the flash of a brook trout near the red bridge area. If you have ever wanted to try kayak fishing then "free fishing day" (no CT license required) is a good opportunity and the Quiny usually gives up a few fish, not to mention the lake itself, abundant in warm water fish species. You should have the standard gear, whistle, flashlite, rope, PFD, h2o and snacks. In addition, sunglasses and brimmed hat (protection from hooks). Medium/light Rod and reel. 4-6lb line. Lures or bait if you prefer. I bring a net, pliers, hook remover, knife(s). There are many places to pull out on the banks and fish too, it is all federal land and not privately owned. On this day our group also has a meet coming downstream from the Fabyan Dam, so make sure you don't double up on rsvp commitments. We will most likely meet them during the course of paddling upstream and can join them in the return leg back to the launch (help with shuttling back to F dam if possible). Watch the weather folks. Overcast and cloudy with a few sprinkles= a good day fishing. Total downpour and we cancel. I've done this a few dozen times so message me with questions. You will get a good dose of exercise from this trip but it can be rewarding. jh

Event Date: May 7, 2016

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/PaddleKillingly/events/228254143/

(posted April 28, 2016, number 393)


Quinebaug River Paddle, Fayban CT to W. Thompson Lake

Saturday, May 7, 2016 9:00 AM Fabyan Road Canoe launch Quinebaug, CT This trip requires a car shuttle. We will meet at 9:00am at launch point and shuttle cars to the finish at the West Thompson Dam boat ramp as needed. We will start the paddle about 9:30. This trip should take about 3 hours. This paddle will involve some fast water sections with minimal rapids. Some paddling experience on rivers is recommended for this trip. Required equipment: PFD, 10-foot length of rope, whistle, headlamp/flashlight

Event Date: May 7, 2016

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/PaddleKillingly/events/228191943/

(posted April 28, 2016, number 426)


East River with the Branford Kayak Group

Saturday, May 7, 2016 10:00 AM East River State Boat Launch Circle Beach Road, Guilford, CT Class 1-4 depending on the route taken, class 1 if upriver class 2-4 if out into the sound. Parking lot floods at high tide

Event Date: May 7, 2016

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/BranfordKayaking/events/229101210

(posted May 1, 2016, number 308)


Roseland Lake, Woodstock

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 5:30 PM Roseland Lake Roseland Park Road, Woodstock, CT (map) Flatwater paddling on Roseland Lake, a 96 acre lake located in Woodstock, CT. Public boat access is along the north half of the western shoreline where there is a town park. The park runs along much of the western shoreline. The north shoreline is heavily wooded. The east and south shorelines have light residential development. There is an interesting private nature refuge on the northern end of it http://roselandlake.org/zeelandia.htm. The launch is at the northern end of Roseland Park, which lies on the eastern side of Roseland Park Road. Putting 204 Roseland Park Rd, Woodstock, CT, into your GPS will get you close to the park entrance. Required equipment: PFD, 10-foot length of rope, whistle, headlamp/flashlight

Event Date: May 10, 2016

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/PaddleKillingly/events/228192590

(posted April 28, 2016, number 404)


Paddle from Eastern Point Beach Potluck to Follow

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 5:30 PM Eastern Point Beach 1 Beach Pond Rd, Groton, CT (map) Follow the shore to the east or go out to New London Ledge Lighthouse Bring food for the after paddle picnic. The water is still cool please dress appropriately.

Event Date: May 10, 2016

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/Tuesday-Night-Paddle/events/230265913/

(posted April 28, 2016, number 472)


CT-AMC: Paddle Tarriffville Whitewater, Thurs Evening Run

Thursday, May 12, 2016
Location: Tariffville CT., Connecticut, East of River, CT
Overview: Join Chris for his weeknight runs at Tariffville gorge on the Farmington River. Contact leader for start place and time.
Cost: Free
Activities: Paddling Paddling - Whitewater
Offered By Connecticut AMC
Audience Adults
Registrar: Chris Degraaf 860-751-9457 (best time to call: NCA-9 pm) mchristian.degraaf@gmail.com
Leader: Chris DeGraaf 860-751-9457 (best time to call: NCA-9 pm) mchristian.degraaf@gmail.com

Registration is required for this activity. See registrar above.

Event Date: May 12, 2016

For more information go to http://activities.outdoors.org/search/?act=13&state=CT&stype=state&mode=list

(posted April 29, 2016, number 49)


Annual Beacon Falls RiverFest, Duck Race, 5K

Annual Beacon Falls RiverFest, Duck Race, 5K In addition to the festival and duck race on May 14, this year there’s a new event attached to the goings-on. It’s the first Jill’s Race for MS, and it’s being run in memory of longtime Beacon Falls resident Jill Betkoski, who had multiple sclerosis and passed away 10 years ago. After that, join us for a festival of vendors, great food, cold drinks and live music. We at Beacon Hose will be preparing for our carnival by serving the first batch of our new roast beef sandwiches and more. The duck race will launch at 3:30 p.m.

Event Date: May 14, 2016

(posted April 28, 2016, number 159)


Lake Lillinonah paddle

Saturday, May 14, 2016 11:00 AM Lake Lillinonah (Pond Brook) Boat Launch 158 Hanover Rd., Newtown, CT (map) We will be meeting another kayak group doing a nice relaxing paddle from Pond Brook Launch to Roxbury Falls. This paddle will be about 9 miles RT. SKG will meet at 11:00 am and be in the water at 11:30 am. The other group is meeting at 10:30 am. You can come early to meet them. The separate paddle time is just to keep put-in from getting too crowded. Dress appropriately (for air and water temp as well as weather), bring water, and lunch. This is a common adventure outing please see SKG disclaimer. You are also invited to a BBQ-social after the paddle. BBQ-social will be BYOB. Please bring a share-able meat or side dish. You should expect that everyone will bring something, so do not make a dish to feed the crowd, (just enough for U+2 will be good). I recommend that you think finger food (burgers and dogs are hard to share unless they are mini size). Typically we grill misc and dice and everyone samples. Our house is 5-minutes from Pond Brook Launch and is on Lake Zaor. If you miss the paddle you can come early to the BBQ and paddle with Cynthia before the BBQ-social. I will send address later. SKG disclaimer: http://www.meetup.com/StamfordKayakGroup/messages/boards/thread/3398196

Event Date: May 14, 2016

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/StamfordKayakGroup/events/230279459/

(posted April 28, 2016, number 105)


Willimantic Riverfest 2016

Save The Date May 14, 2016 RiverFest Click here for more info Date: May 14, 2016 Time: 10a.m. - 5:00p.m. Place: 28 Bridge Street, Willimantic, CT Celebrate two ribbon-cuttings: Airline Trail/Hop River Extension (11:30 a.m) National Water Trail (12:30p.m.) Other Concurrent Events: Willimantic River Float: from Eagleville to Willimantic Pre-register for the river float: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2539146 Live Music 4 Bands Bruce John November Love R2B2 SepiaTone Bike the New Trail "Spring Outdoors" with The Last Green Valley Conservation Organizations Boating Safety Information (CT DEEP) Local Vendors and Food Trucks

Event Date: May 14, 2016

For more information go to http://www.willimanticwhitewater.org/content/more-riverfest-information

(posted May 2, 2016, number 369)


QRWA's Downriver Classic Canoe & Kayak Race

Sunday, May 15, 2016, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Starting at RT 322, Southington


Event Date: May 15, 2016

For more information go to http://qrwa.org/Events/eventView.asp?EventID=143

(posted March 24, 2016, number 99)


Annual Quinnipiac Riverfest 2016

Postponed to: Sunday May 15, 2016 ~ 11am-4pm Quinnipiac Marina (POSTPONED due to rain: May 15) 309 Front St. New Haven, CT (Directions) This is a BYOC event, to guarantee you will have a seat bring your own chair. The wackier the better! For more information: ChathamSquareNeighborhood at gmail.com or (203)936-9459 Presented by: Chatham Square Neighborhood Association Annual celebration of the Quinnipiac River and the historic Fair Haven waterfront. Featuring SPECIAL GUEST: •Fox-Running, Medicine Man of the Bear Clan of the Quinnipiac Tribal Council of the Algonquian Confederacy LIVE MUSIC: •Four Barrel Billy and yes, there will be a dance floor! •Dudley Farm String Band •Bregamos Drummers CRAFT BEER TASTING: •Stony Creek Brewery •Two Roads Brewing Co FOOD: •Anastasio's Boat House Café •Sugar Cupcake Truck •Green Wave CANOEING & KAYAKING : •Quinnipiac River Watershed Association $5/person FOR KIDS!: •Arts, Crafts & Educational Activities NEW! Local Artists and Artisans just in time for Mother's Day: •Brian Gill Wendler: Fair Haven landscape oil paintings •Catherine Tigner Ocalewski Duffield: sculpture •Clymenza Hawkins: t-shirts & journals •Ian christman: photography •Joan Bossan Heenan: small prints and paintings •Kathleen Flynn: handmade scarves, lace •Kimberly Van Aelst: puppeteer/finger puppets •Natalie Bonafe: handmade Savon de Marseilles soaps You are invited to join in this celebration of waterfront community in our historic and scenic New Haven neighborhood! Looking for the: THE GRAND AVENUE GASTRONOMY TOUR - we have moved them and they are now part of Festival of Arts & Ideas on Sun, June 12 at 10am and Sat, June 18, 2016 at 2:30pm. BIKE TO RIVERFEST and explore five New Haven neighborhoods along the way! Depart from the corner of Cottage and Orange Streets at10am, ride through New Haven Neighborhoods arrive at RiverFest at 12:30pm. This is a #NHVBike month event. Find & share Q Riverfest on social media using: #Qriverfest #CSNA Fair Haven Waterfront Weekend Sister Event Fair Haven Family Stroll & Festival April 30, 2016 - 10am--2pm Quinnipiac River Park (intersection of Front and Exchange)

Event Date: May 15, 2016

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

(posted May 1, 2016, number 383)


Paddle from Quonny Breachway in RI with Tuesday Night Paddlers

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 5:30 PM Quonochontaug Breachway West Beach Road, Charlestown, RI (map) Quonochontaug Breachway has a couple options: People can stay in the pond for some sheltered paddling, or you can exit out the breachway to the Ocean. The water is still quite cold, especially if you venture out to the ocean. Please dress appropriately. Bring food to share for the after paddle picnic.

Event Date: May 17, 2016

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/Tuesday-Night-Paddle/events/230775504/

(posted May 1, 2016, number 668)


CT-AMC: Paddle Tarriffville Whitewater, Thurs Evening Run

Thursday, May 19, 2016
Location: Tariffville CT., Connecticut, East of River, CT
Overview: Join Chris for his weeknight runs at Tariffville gorge on the Farmington River. Contact leader for start place and time.
Cost: Free
Activities: Paddling Paddling - Whitewater
Offered By Connecticut AMC
Audience Adults
Registrar: Chris Degraaf 860-751-9457 (best time to call: NCA-9 pm) mchristian.degraaf@gmail.com
Leader: Chris DeGraaf 860-751-9457 (best time to call: NCA-9 pm) mchristian.degraaf@gmail.com

Registration is required for this activity. See registrar above.

Event Date: May 19, 2016

For more information go to http://activities.outdoors.org/search/?act=13&state=CT&stype=state&mode=list

(posted April 29, 2016, number 50)


CT-AMC: Paddle Mansfield Hollow Lake

Mansfield Hollow Lake, Mansfield

Date and Time: Saturday, May 21, 2016

Location: Bassett Bridge Road, Mansfield, CT, Connecticut, East of River, CT

Overview: Meet at 9:45 AM at the Mansfield Hollow Lake boat launch to be on the water at 10:00 AM. This is a flatwater trip where we will enjoy a peaceful paddle in and around Mansfield Hollow Lake and up some of the tributaries for approx. 4 hours. Pack snack, water and sunscreen. Life jackets must be worn. Optional ice cream stop after at the Farmer's Cow Cafe.

Cost: Free

Driving Directions
From south, including Rt. 6: Take Rt. 195 North to Bassett Bridge Rd. in Mansfield Center. Turn right onto Bassett Bridge Rd. and follow 1.4 miles to boat launch on left. From the north, including I-84 Exit 68: Take Rt. 195 South for 11.5 miles to Mansfield Center and turn left onto Bassett Bridge Rd. and follow 1.4 miles to boat launch on left.

Event Date: May 21, 2016

For more information go to http://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/details/id/90211&act=13

(posted April 29, 2016, number 41)


Mid May Kayak Season Opening Day Paddle Trip, Hike, & BBQ @ GARDNER LAKE

Saturday, May 21, 2016 11:00 AM GARDNER LAKE BOAT RAMP 126 OLD COLCHESTER RD, SALEM, CT (map) Look for me wearing my ORANGE Hunting HAT in the general vacinity of the Parking-Put in area. Hi Everyone, RSVP'ees Not Open Yet untill i know the True Weather Conditions. AS ALWAYS--EVERYTHING DEPENDS ON THE WEATHER, WATER CONDITIONS, WIND..ETC ==AN ALTERNATE LOCATION OR WEEKEND MAY HAVE TO BE CHOSEN IF CONDITIONS ARE NOT APROPRIATE FOR A FIRST PADDLE OF THE YEAR. From the junction of Route 354 and Route 82 in Salem, proceed north on Route 354 for 0.1 mile and turn right into the boat launch area. APX GPS 126 Old Colchester Rd, Salem CT to get you close enough..FOLLOW brown Boat Ramp signs It is far too early to predict water, wind , and any other conditions. This Paddle Trip may be rescheduled to be more weather appropriate for the conditions expected. This NEW Season Opening location is a bit further than in past years, yet many will be familiar with the location which we have used as a prior BBQ Location. BRING YOUR CHAIRS AND GOOD POTLUCK & BBQ FOODS. GRILL AND ACCESSORIES ARE LOADED UP ALREADY. GARDNER LAKE DEP BOAT RAMP info: http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2716&q=444484&deepNav_GID=1650 1) PADDLE GARDNER LAKE 2) EXPLORE MINNI ISLAND AND HOPEMEAD STATE PARK. 3) GROUP POTLUCK BBQ ONSITE BY SHORE More information added over the next few months... See those interested... Proposed Next locations are Eagleville, Mansfield Hollow, then Cold Springs River if weather is appropriate.. ...

Event Date: May 21, 2016

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/HCR-SK/events/228904751/

(posted May 2, 2016, number 57)


Full Moon Paddle

Saturday, May 21, 2016 7:00 PM Needs a location Full moon paddle details to come

Event Date: May 21, 2016

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/New-Haven-and-Fairfield-County-Kayak-Club/?scroll=true

(posted May 2, 2016, number 58)


Candlewood Lake Cleanup

2016 Candlewood Lake Clean Up On May 21st the Candlewood Lake Authority is happy to once again bring you a tradition that kicks off the summer here on Candlewood Lake - the John Marsicano Memorial Candlewood Lake Clean Up. Registration is now open! Click pic to register. Every participant must register individually to have a valid registration and ensure we have room on the Clean Up boats. Registrations for families or multiple participants will not be considered complete. * All participants are required to arrive at their assigned departure point by 8:30 AM. * Participants will leave with their "boat captain" to collect debris and be brought to New Fairfield Town Park around noon for a cookout, after which participants are to return to their original departure points with their boat captains. * Please prepare accordingly for the weather and ensure you have proper sturdy footwear to collect debris. * All participants will receive work gloves and trash bags to collect debris. * The rain date for the event will be Sunday May 22nd. If the weather forecast is calling for rain May 21st, we will make an announcement regarding the event via email and on our website, as well as on the radio (95.1 FM).

Event Date: May 21, 2016

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

(posted May 2, 2016, number 389)


Paddle from Barn Island - Potluck After with Tuesday Night Paddlers

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 5:30 PM Barn Island State Boat Launch 299 Palmer Neck Road, Stonington, CT (map) Barn Island is on the sheltered Little Narragansett Bay. You can paddle into the salt marshes, over to Watch Hill for ice cream or out to Napatree Point for the possibility of a little surfing. Bring snacks to share for the after paddle picnic. Water is still cold, please dress appropriately.

Event Date: May 24, 2016

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/Tuesday-Night-Paddle/events/230775565/

(posted May 1, 2016, number 709)


World Fish Migration Day - Connecticut

Connecticut River Floatilla A multi-state kayak flotilla starting at the Smith Neck boat launch at the mouth of the Connecticut River in Old Lyme, CT, with rentals available from Black Hall Outfitters just down the road. Come join us to celebrate World Fish Migration Day! We will be gathering together for this family-friendly paddling event at the mouth of the Connecticut River, much like the migratory fish themselves at the start of their great migration up the Connecticut River. We will be putting in at the Smith Neck Road Boat Launch in Old Lyme, CT (at the end of Smith Neck Road, about 1.8 miles down 156 from exit 70 off of I-95). If you don’t have a kayak (or canoe) you can rent kayaks at Black Hall Outfitters, just another 0.7 miles down Route 156 on the left (see contact and rental information below). We will meet at the parking lot for the Smith Neck boat launch at 9AM and depending on how many boats we have it may take us a while to get everyone launched. We will then be heading south from the launch, loop out to the Long Island Sound at the mouth of the river (if the conditions are good) and then head up the CT River just as the migratory fish would do as they start their migration upstream. On our way back we can have fun exploring the Great Island Estuary, or some energetic souls may also choose to kayak all the way up to Selden Island! We are encouraging everyone to show their enthusiasm for World Fish Migration Day by decorating their boats or themselves in a fishy manner. Brownie point and exclamations of awe will be given to folks who go all out (there may even be prizes)! Graphics for WFMD signs, banners, clothing can be downloaded at http://www.worldfishmigrationday.com/promotional-material, if you want to add official logos, however all sorts of fish decorations are encouraged. Fishhead masks can be ordered online at sites such as AliExpress and others. Bring your waterproof cameras to take tons of photographs that we all can share, we may even get a drone to take some cool aerial videos! Organizations involved : Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Princeton Hydro Connecticut Fund for the Environment-Save the Sound The Nature Conservancy American Rivers Farmington River Watershed Association

Event Date: May 24, 2016

For more information go to http://www.worldfishmigrationday.com/events/917/connecticut-river-floatilla

(posted May 2, 2016, number 109)


CT-AMC: Paddle Tarriffville Whitewater, Thurs Evening Run

Thursday, May 26, 2016
Location: Tariffville CT., Connecticut, East of River, CT
Overview: Join Chris for his weeknight runs at Tariffville gorge on the Farmington River. Contact leader for start place and time.
Cost: Free
Activities: Paddling Paddling - Whitewater
Offered By Connecticut AMC
Audience Adults
Registrar: Chris Degraaf 860-751-9457 (best time to call: NCA-9 pm) mchristian.degraaf@gmail.com
Leader: Chris DeGraaf 860-751-9457 (best time to call: NCA-9 pm) mchristian.degraaf@gmail.com

Registration is required for this activity. See registrar above.

Event Date: May 26, 2016

For more information go to http://activities.outdoors.org/search/?act=13&state=CT&stype=state&mode=list

(posted April 29, 2016, number 51)


Paddle from Esker Point, Potluck Afterwards with Tuesday Night Paddle Group

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 5:30 PM Esker Point Beach 900 Groton Long Point Road, Groton, CT (map) Lots of good paddling options. Over to Venetian Harbor, or Ram Island, maybe even Flat Hammock. Bring some food or drink to share at the potluck after the paddle. It is always good to wear a PFD.

Event Date: May 31, 2016

(posted May 1, 2016, number 717)


CT-AMC: Paddle Tarriffville Whitewater, Thurs Evening Run

Thursday, Jun 2, 2016
Location: Tariffville CT., Connecticut, East of River, CT
Overview: Join Chris for his weeknight runs at Tariffville gorge on the Farmington River. Contact leader for start place and time.
Cost: Free
Activities: Paddling Paddling - Whitewater
Offered By Connecticut AMC
Audience Adults
Registrar: Chris Degraaf 860-751-9457 (best time to call: NCA-9 pm) mchristian.degraaf@gmail.com
Leader: Chris DeGraaf 860-751-9457 (best time to call: NCA-9 pm) mchristian.degraaf@gmail.com

Registration is required for this activity. See registrar above.

Event Date: June 2, 2016

For more information go to http://activities.outdoors.org/search/?act=13&state=CT&stype=state&mode=list

(posted April 29, 2016, number 52)


ConnYak Spring Potluck Picnic - Meet At The Beach

Saturday, June 4, 2016 10:00 AM Bluff Point State Park Depot Road, Groton, CT Come join us for the ConnYak Spring Picnic at Bluff Point State Park on Saturday, June, 4 starting at 10 AM. This is the same date as Meet as the Beach (Guillemot Kayaks). As in the past the picnic will be at Bluff Point State Park. Unofficially the event ends at 3:00 pm. However, you are welcome to arrive late and/or leave early. ConnYak will provide paper goods. Members will need to bring their own beverage and an appetizer, main course and/or dessert to share. We are looking for some volunteers to organize a paddle, plan some games, or a lead clinic or demo of some exotic kayaking technique. Please contact me if you have any ideas events@connyak.org

Event Date: June 4, 2016

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/ConnYak-Connecticut-Sea-Kayakers/events/230731561/

(posted April 29, 2016, number 22)


Thimble Island Paddle with Branford Kayaking Group

Saturday, June 4, 2016 10:00 AM Thimble Islands - Stony Creek 178 Thimble Island Rd, Branford, CT (map) Class 2-4, on street parking only, launch across from Post Office

Event Date: June 4, 2016

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/BranfordKayaking/events/229473003/

(posted May 1, 2106, number 444)


CT-AMC: Paddle Tarriffville Whitewater, Thurs Evening Run

Thursday, Jun 9, 2016
Location: Tariffville CT., Connecticut, East of River, CT
Overview: Join Chris for his weeknight runs at Tariffville gorge on the Farmington River. Contact leader for start place and time.
Cost: Free
Activities: Paddling Paddling - Whitewater
Offered By Connecticut AMC
Audience Adults
Registrar: Chris Degraaf 860-751-9457 (best time to call: NCA-9 pm) mchristian.degraaf@gmail.com
Leader: Chris DeGraaf 860-751-9457 (best time to call: NCA-9 pm) mchristian.degraaf@gmail.com

Registration is required for this activity. See registrar above.

Event Date: June 9, 2016

For more information go to http://activities.outdoors.org/search/?act=13&state=CT&stype=state&mode=list

(posted April 29, 2016, number 53)


CT-AMC: Fun with Kayaks, Powers Lake, East Lyme

Fun With Kayaks!, East Lyme

Date and Time Saturday, June 11, 2016

Location 179 Whistletown Road, East Lyme, CT, Connecticut, East of River, CT

Overview Meet at 10 a.m. at Powers Lake, 179 Whistletown Road, East Lyme. Bring you own boat, paddle, life jacket, bathing suit, etc. as you get wet brushing up on old kayaking skills and learning new ones in this hands-on, in-the-water training session. Learn about boat setup and safety equipment. Skills practiced include strokes and self- and assisted rescues. Learn to wet exit and re-entry so you are qualified to participate in Connecticut chapter sea kayak trips. Registration required. Contact the leader in advance. Limit 10 boats. Rain cancels.

Cost Free

Driving Directions I-95 north or south to Exit 74. Left onto Rt. 161 for .3 miles. Left onto Rt. 1 for .5 miles. Right onto Upper Pattagansett Rd. for 2.7 miles. Bear right onto Whistletown Rd. for .6 miles. Right at brown boat launch sign.

Event Date: June 11, 2016

For more information go to http://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/details/id/89827&act=13

(posted April 29, 2016, number 44)


Branford Kayak Group - Connecticut River, Baldwin Bridge

Saturday, June 11, 2016 10:00 AM Connecticut River , Baldwin Bridge 220 Ferry Road, Old Saybrook, CT (map) Class 2-4 , power boat traffic from nearby marinas To join this Meet-up group, go to http://www.meetup.com/BranfordKayaking/.

Event Date: June 11, 2016

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/BranfordKayaking/events/229101292/

(posted May 1, 2016, number 33)


Paddle for a Cure

Sunday, June 12, 2016 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Riverside Park Greenway Drive , Brooklyn, CT (map) http://www.facebook.com/paddleforacure 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.

Event Date: June 12, 2016

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/PaddleKillingly/events/226973353/

(posted November 30, 2015, number 154)


CT-AMC: Paddle Tarriffville Whitewater, Thurs Evening Run

Thursday, Jun 16, 2016
Location: Tariffville CT., Connecticut, East of River, CT
Overview: Join Chris for his weeknight runs at Tariffville gorge on the Farmington River. Contact leader for start place and time.
Cost: Free
Activities: Paddling Paddling - Whitewater
Offered By Connecticut AMC
Audience Adults
Registrar: Chris Degraaf 860-751-9457 (best time to call: NCA-9 pm) mchristian.degraaf@gmail.com
Leader: Chris DeGraaf 860-751-9457 (best time to call: NCA-9 pm) mchristian.degraaf@gmail.com

Registration is required for this activity. See registrar above.

Event Date: June 16, 2016

For more information go to http://activities.outdoors.org/search/?act=13&state=CT&stype=state&mode=list

(posted April 29, 2016, number 45)


CT-AMC: Paddle Tarriffville Whitewater, Thurs Evening Run

Thursday, Jun 23, 2016
Location: Tariffville CT., Connecticut, East of River, CT
Overview: Join Chris for his weeknight runs at Tariffville gorge on the Farmington River. Contact leader for start place and time.
Cost: Free
Activities: Paddling Paddling - Whitewater
Offered By Connecticut AMC
Audience Adults
Registrar: Chris Degraaf 860-751-9457 (best time to call: NCA-9 pm) mchristian.degraaf@gmail.com
Leader: Chris DeGraaf 860-751-9457 (best time to call: NCA-9 pm) mchristian.degraaf@gmail.com

Registration is required for this activity. See registrar above.

Event Date: June 23, 2016

For more information go to http://activities.outdoors.org/search/?act=13&state=CT&stype=state&mode=list

(posted April 29, 2016, number 276)


Paddle Salmon River, East Haddam, Branford Kayak Meetup Group

Saturday, June 25, 2016 10:00 AM Salmon River Boat Launch 117 E Haddam Moodus Road , East Haddam, CT (map) Class 1-2 Organizer Kenny Foscue

Event Date: June 25, 2016

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/BranfordKayaking/events/229473082/

(posted May 1, 2016, number 71)


Summer Begins at The WoodenBoat Show!

The 25th Annual Wooden Boat Show at Mystic Seaport will be June 24-26, 2016! Organizers are working hard to gather the very best in-water exhibits, to fill the tents with your favorite maritime vendors, to collect as many reader-built boats as they can fit on the village green, to offer the most informative skills demonstrations, and most of all to create a weekend for all visitors to enjoy beautiful wooden boats! In-water space is available for boat builders to show off their latest projects and also for those who are trying to sell their boat or owners who just want to show off their traditional wooden boat and enjoy the weekend dockside.

Event Date: June 26, 2016

For more information go to http://www.thewoodenboatshow.com/

(posted March 29, 2016, number 442)


CT-AMC: Paddle Tarriffville Whitewater, Thurs Evening Run

Thursday, Jun 30, 2016
Location: Tariffville CT., Connecticut, East of River, CT
Overview: Join Chris for his weeknight runs at Tariffville gorge on the Farmington River. Contact leader for start place and time.
Cost: Free
Activities: Paddling Paddling - Whitewater
Offered By Connecticut AMC
Audience Adults
Registrar: Chris Degraaf 860-751-9457 (best time to call: NCA-9 pm) mchristian.degraaf@gmail.com
Leader: Chris DeGraaf 860-751-9457 (best time to call: NCA-9 pm) mchristian.degraaf@gmail.com

Registration is required for this activity. See registrar above.

Event Date: June 30, 2016

For more information go to http://activities.outdoors.org/search/?act=13&state=CT&stype=state&mode=list

(posted April 29, 2016, number 277)


Learn to paddle or row in these classes starting June 21

Get ready to paddle, row, with Riverfront Recapture. Want to try something new this summer? Learn to paddle or row in these classes designed for beginners -- no experience necessary. Dragon Boating 101: Classes Begin June 21 (see http://riverfront.org/recreation-programs/dragon-boat-experience) Did you know that Dragon Boating is the fastest growing water sport in the world? Our Dragon Boating 101 class is your chance to give it a try. This class is open to adults of all ages and fitness levels. Classes will be held from 5:30 to 7 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, through July 14 (8 sessions), $150 pp. Registration is now open. Ready, Set, Row (see http://riverfront.org/recreation-programs/rowing) Our Community Rowing Program has something for everyone, from college students to retirees. Session 1, June 1 - June 22 AM Beginning Sweep, M/W 6 - 7:30 am, $195 PM Beginning Sweep, M/W 6 - 7:30 pm, $195 AM Beginning & Intermediate Sculling, M/W 6 - 7:30 am, $225 AM Beginning & Intermediate Sculling, M/W or T/TH 7:45 - 9 am, $165 Session 2, June 27 - July 20 & Session 3, August 1 - 24 AM Beginning Sweep, M/W 6 - 7:30 am, $195 PM Beginning Sweep, M/W 6 - 7:30 pm, $195 AM Beginning & Intermediate Sculling, M/W 6 - 7:30 am, $225 AM Beginning & Intermediate Sculling, M/W or T/TH 7:45 - 9 am, $165 Additional offerings for intermediate and advanced rowers. Registration for beginning classes now open.

Event Date: July 14, 2016

For more information go to http://us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=81cf3a71e95a37e654eb2fddf&id=2ca407a181&e=eafe1de524

(posted April 4, 2016, number 190)


Moonlight paddle Parker Memorial Cove with Branford Kayaking Group

Sunday, July 17, 2016 5:30 PM Parker Memorial Park Parker memorial drive, Branford, CT Class 1-4 depending on the route taken, bring lights for night paddling

Event Date: July 17, 2016

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/BranfordKayaking/events/229143022/

(posted May 1, 2016, number 206)


CT-AMC: Paddle Tarriffville Class 2 Whitewater

class II Tville Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Google+ Share by EMail Share by EMail Date and Time Saturday, July 30, 2016 Location simsbury,ct, Connecticut, West of River, CT Overview class 2 whitewater - paddle Tarriffville Gorge section of Farmington River. boat and gear rentals available. All boats must have floatation. Cost Adult: $2 member / $4 non-member Youth: $2 member / $4 non-member Related Link(s): AMC Boston Paddlers Website Map data ©2016 Google Terms of Use Report a map error Map Satellite Farmington River @ T.ville Activity Paddling - Whitewater Offered By Boston Status Open Audience Adults Leader Steve Twelves (Email this person.) Registration is required for this activity. See contact above.

Event Date: July 30, 2016

For more information go to http://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/details/id/90045&act=13

(posted April 29, 2016, number 107)


Great Island Old Lyme Paddle with the Branford Kayak Group

Saturday, July 30, 2016 10:00 AM Great Island Old Lyme Boat Ramp Smith Neck Rd, Old Lyme, CT ( Class 1-4 depending on the route chosen by the group Organizer Kenny Foscue

Event Date: July 30, 2016

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/BranfordKayaking/events/229473125/

(posted May 1, 2016, number 307)


Mystic River Moonlight Paddle with Branford Kayaking Group

Saturday, August 20, 2016 6:00 PM Mystic River 95 Boat Launch 604 River Rd, Mystic, CT (map) A very scenic paddle, class 1-2

Event Date: August 20, 2016

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/BranfordKayaking/events/229101432/

(posted May 1, 2016, number 666)


Learn to paddle or row in these classes starting June 1

Get ready to paddle, row, with Riverfront Recapture. Want to try something new this summer? Learn to paddle or row in these classes designed for beginners -- no experience necessary. Dragon Boating 101: Classes Begin June 21 (see http://riverfront.org/recreation-programs/dragon-boat-experience) Did you know that Dragon Boating is the fastest growing water sport in the world? Our Dragon Boating 101 class is your chance to give it a try. This class is open to adults of all ages and fitness levels. Classes will be held from 5:30 to 7 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, through July 14 (8 sessions), $150 pp. Registration is now open. Ready, Set, Row (see http://riverfront.org/recreation-programs/rowing) Our Community Rowing Program has something for everyone, from college students to retirees. Session 1, June 1 - June 22 AM Beginning Sweep, M/W 6 - 7:30 am, $195 PM Beginning Sweep, M/W 6 - 7:30 pm, $195 AM Beginning & Intermediate Sculling, M/W 6 - 7:30 am, $225 AM Beginning & Intermediate Sculling, M/W or T/TH 7:45 - 9 am, $165 Session 2, June 27 - July 20 & Session 3, August 1 - 24 AM Beginning Sweep, M/W 6 - 7:30 am, $195 PM Beginning Sweep, M/W 6 - 7:30 pm, $195 AM Beginning & Intermediate Sculling, M/W 6 - 7:30 am, $225 AM Beginning & Intermediate Sculling, M/W or T/TH 7:45 - 9 am, $165 Additional offerings for intermediate and advanced rowers. Registration for beginning classes now open.

Event Date: August 24, 2016

For more information go to http://us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=81cf3a71e95a37e654eb2fddf&id=2ca407a181&e=eafe1de524

(posted April 4, 2016, number 235)


Flatwater Paddle on the Farmington River from Curtis Park in Simsbury

Date and Time Saturday, September 10, 2016

Location Connecticut, West of River, CT

Overview Flatwater paddle on the Farmington River from Curtis Park in Simsbury CT, followed by optional lunch at Joe's Pizza - Contact Elbert Bowler at treble13@comcast.net

Cost Free

Activity Paddling - Flatwater

Offered By Berkshire (Mass.) AMC

Audience Adults

Leader Elbert Bowler treble13@comcast.net

Registration is required for this activity. See contact above.

Event Date: September 10, 2016

For more information go to http://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/details/id/89624&act=13

(posted April 29, 2016, number 108)


Thimble Islands Full Moon Paddle with Branford Kayak Group

Saturday, September 17, 2016 5:30 PM Thimble Islands - Stony Creek 178 Thimble Island Rd, Branford, CT (map) on street parking launch across from the post office Class 2-4

Event Date: September 17, 2016

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/BranfordKayaking/events/229101483/

(posted May 1, 2016, number 32)


Connecticut River Middletown Moonlight Paddle with Branford Kayak Group

Saturday, October 15, 2016 5:30 PM Harbor Park 80 Harbor Drive, Middletown, CT Class 1-2 paddle some power boat traffic by harbor park

Event Date: October 15, 2016

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/BranfordKayaking/events/229101699/

(posted May 1, 2016, number 60)


Paddle Bluff Point State Park with Branford Kayaking Group

Saturday, August 13, 2016 10:00 AM Bluff Point State Park 45 Depot Road, Groton, CT (map) Class 1-4 depending on the route chosen Kenny Foscue Organizer

Event Date: January 10, 2017

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/BranfordKayaking/events/229473142/

(posted May 1, 2016, number 614)