The Water Trails Program of Rivers alliance of CT
Rivers Alliance logo

Rivers Alliance of Connecticut
Water Trails Program
"Paddle and Protect"

Link to the Homepage for RA of CT's Water Trails
Home Page

Rivers Alliance of CT Home Page

About CT
Water Trails

Paddling Tips & Info

CT Water Trails Map

News

Events

Visit Us On Facebook!

LastGreenValley-CT

Contact Us
P.O. Box 1797
Litchfield, CT 06759
860-361-9349

rivers@
riversalliance.org

This website has been made possible with funding from the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection - Recreational Trails Program, an assistance program of the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration; the Connecticut Community Foundation; and REI.

Water Trails Events in CT

Send information to tony@riversalliance.org to see your event posted here!

 

Ride the Shetucket River ( Event Date: August 30, 2014 )

Paddle the 4 Mile River Old Lyme ( Event Date: August 30, 2014 )

Branford River Paddle ( Event Date: August 31, 2014 )

Paddle Lake Lillinonah and the Shepaug River ( Event Date: August 31, 2014 )

Information Meeting for the Proposed Renovation of the Bashan Lake State Boat Launch in East Haddam ( Event Date: September 2, 2014 )

Paddle from Bayberry Lane - Potluck afterwards ( Event Date: September 2, 2014 )

Regular Wednesday Night Mixed Group Paddle ( Event Date: September 3, 2014 )

Paddle Quinebaug River : Brooklyn ( Event Date: September 3, 2014 )

Lighthouse Park paddle ( Event Date: September 6, 2014 )

Mystic River full moon paddle ( Event Date: September 7, 2014 )

FULL MOON : West Thompson Lake ( Event Date: September 9, 2014 )

Paddle from Great Island, Old Lyme - Potluck to follow ( Event Date: September 9, 2014 )

Regular Wednesday Night Mixed Group Paddle ( Event Date: September 10, 2014 )

East Rock Park New Haven paddle ( Event Date: September 13, 2014 )

Paddle Lake Housatonic, Seymour ( Event Date: September 13, 2014 )

Candlewood Lake Paddle - length of lake from Sherman to Danbury (one-way) ( Event Date: September 14, 2014 )

Poquetanuck cove boat launch Ledyard Paddle ( Event Date: September 14, 2014 )

Paddle Quonochontaug Pond/Breachway Rhode Island ( Event Date: September 16, 2014 )

Old Killingly Pond ( Event Date: September 17, 2014 )

Swallow Paddle ( Event Date: September 18, 2014 )

Paddle through Lover’s Leap Gorge, New Milford ( Event Date: September 20, 2014 )

Brockway Ferry Landing Lyme Paddle ( Event Date: September 20, 2014 )

Annual ConnYak Picnic ( Event Date: September 20, 2014 )

Sea Kayak Mystic River, Mystic ( Event Date: September 20, 2014 )

Silver Sands State Park Milford Paddle ( Event Date: September 21, 2014 )

Five Mile River Paddle Pizza Party ( Event Date: September 23, 2014 )

Quinebaug River Brooklyn Paddle ( Event Date: September 23, 2014 )

Ride the Shetucket River ( Event Date: September 27, 2014 )

Thames River New London paddle ( Event Date: September 27, 2014 )

Paddle from Clifton Street boat launch New Haven ( Event Date: September 28, 2014 )

Paddle Lake Zoar and the Pomperaug River, Southbury ( Event Date: September 28, 2014 )

Altschuler Beach West Haven Paddle ( Event Date: October 4, 2014 )

Paddle CT River and Chapman Pond, Hadlyme ( Event Date: October 4, 2014 )

Dawson Avenue Beach / Abbott Park west Haven ( Event Date: October 5, 2014 )

Ride the Shetucket River ( Event Date: October 11, 2014 )

Bluff Point State Park moonlight paddle ( Event Date: October 11, 2014 )

Pumpkin Race (flatwater) ( Event Date: October 12, 2014 )

Paddle From City Boat Ramp West Haven ( Event Date: October 12, 2014 )

Veterans Memorial Park Norwalk Paddle ( Event Date: October 18, 2014 )

AT Day 2014 ( Event Date: October 18, 2014 )

Thimble Islands Paddle ( Event Date: October 19, 2014 )

Branford River Paddle ( Event Date: October 25, 2014 )

Four Mile River Paddle ( Event Date: October 26, 2014 )

Housatonic Valley Paddle Club (HVPC) ( Event Date: December 31, 2014 )

 

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

Ride the Shetucket River

The Town of Sprague will provide a free shuttle between River Park and Scotland Dam. Water release is scheduled for 10:00 am on days of the event. Participants can put in any time between 10:00 and 12:00. You can ride the river as many times as water level allows. The ride is 4 miles long and takes approximately 2 hours. April 26th May 31st June 28th July 26th August 30th September 27th October 11th Since Ride the Shetucket is weather sensitive, check the Town website on the Thursday prior to the event for any cancellation postings. Paddlers need to have PFD’s and a distress whistle. www.ctsprague.org Please contact Lou Dzialo with any questions. Phone #860-822-6043
Event Date: August 30, 2014

For more information go to http://www.ctsprague.org/news.htm?show=recent&id=7mjbowj2

(posted June 23, 2014, number 475)


Paddle the 4 Mile River Old Lyme

Saturday, August 30, 2014 10:00 AM Four Mile River Boat Launch Oakridge Drive, Old Lyme, CT (map) Launch shallow at low tide Ocean class 2-3
Event Date: August 30, 2014

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/BranfordKayaking/events/197426882/?a=ea1_grp&rv=ea1&_af_eid=197426882&_af=event

(posted July 30, 2014, number 570)


Branford River Paddle

Sunday, August 31, 2014 10:00 AM Branford River Goodsell Point Rd Across from the Branford Yacht Club Branford, CT (map) river class 1, ocean class 2-3
Event Date: August 31, 2014

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/BranfordKayaking/events/197427192/?a=ea1_grp&rv=ea1&_af_eid=197427192&_af=event

(posted July 30, 2014, number 569)


Paddle Lake Lillinonah and the Shepaug River

Sunday, August 31, 2014 9:30 AM Lake Lillinonah (Pond Brook) Boat Launch 158 Hanover Rd., Newtown, CT Lake Lillinonah, Newtown, and the Shepaug River, Southbury/Roxbury. Meet at 9:30 a.m. at Pond Brook Boat Launch, 160 Hanover Rd, Newtown with an expected launch by 9:50 a.m. Moderately paced 4- to 5-hour, 10-mile paddle in the quieter end of Lake Lillinonah with an excursion up the Shepaug River to Roxbury Falls and return the same way. We will stop for lunch at Roxbury Falls, which is not an actual waterfall, but a series of cascades in the Shepaug River, just south of Minor Bridge Rd. The cascades are an excellent place to cool off on a hot summer’s day. Appropriately enough, Shepaug is an Indian name that means rocky water, which accurately describes the river BEYOND the point where we stop for lunch. Bring lunch, snacks, and water. Life jacket must be worn for the trip duration. You must supply your own kayak or canoe and related equipment. If you need a rental, check with shops that sell kayaks to see if they rent them as well. Trip overview at http://ridewithgps.com/trips/764015. Directions: I-84 Exit 10 to Route 6 West for 0.6 miles. Right onto The Boulevard (becomes Hanover Rd.) and travel for 3.4 miles. The launch is on the right. You can unload your car in the area directly facing the launch, but do not leave your car there because vehicles with trailers need the space to maneuver their trailers. Lake Lillinonah history: http://www.newstimes.com/news/article/Lake-Lillinonah-has-colorful-history-55777.php Friends of the Lake website: http://www.friendsofthelake.org/
Event Date: August 31, 2014

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/AMC-CT-Chapter/events/200612362/?gj=wc1d.2_e&a=wc1d.2_gnl&rv=wc1d.2_e

(posted August 29, 2014, number 677)


Information Meeting for the Proposed Renovation of the Bashan Lake State Boat Launch in East Haddam

DEEP Announces Public Information Meeting for the Proposed Renovation of the Bashan Lake State Boat Launch in East Haddam Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that a public information meeting is scheduled from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 to inform interested parties about the proposed renovation of the State boat launch located on Bashan Lake in East Haddam. The meeting will take place at the Grange Hall on 488 Town Street in East Haddam. Anyone interested in the particulars is invited to attend, look over the design, provide comments, and speak with DEEP officials concerning the proposed work. Plans are to reconstruct the launch and make it a state-of-the-art, handicapped accessible facility. The ramp will be replaced with a single lane, grooved, concrete slab surface with concrete pavers installed around the ramp to prevent erosion; and an ADA accessible, fixed dock system will be added to make launching and retrieval of boats safer and more efficient. The parking lot will be redesigned with the turning area and handicapped parking space paved, with the rest of the lot remaining a gravel surface. Concrete wheel stops will be used to designate parking stalls and the launch capacity will be no more than ten trailered and five car spaces. In addition, a concrete platform with protective bollards will be added for the portable toilet. The Department hopes to begin work in spring 2015.
Event Date: September 2, 2014

For more information go to http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?Q=550956&A=4568

(posted August 9, 2014, number 611)


Paddle from Bayberry Lane - Potluck afterwards

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 5:30 PM Bayberry Lane Boat Ramp Bayberry Lane, Groton, CT Go to the end of Bayberry Lane and look for the kayaks Paddling out of Bayberry Lane some people paddle to Bluff Point, others to New London Ledge Light, or the more adventurous may got to the Dumplings. Bring some food to share after the paddle
Event Date: September 2, 2014

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/Tuesday-Night-Paddle/events/201766272/?a=me1_evn&rv=me1

(posted August 22, 2014, number 669)


Regular Wednesday Night Mixed Group Paddle

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 5:30 PM After work paddle. Beach launch. Plenty of free street parking. Paddle to Charles Island. Expect one and a half to two hour paddle.
Event Date: September 3, 2014

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/New-Haven-and-Fairfield-County-Kayak-Club/events/193822912/?a=md2_evn&rv=md2&_af_eid=193822912&_af=event

(posted August 19, 2014, number 630)


Paddle Quinebaug River : Brooklyn

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 5:30 PM Riverside Park Greenway Drive , Brooklyn, CT (map) https://www.facebook.com/paddlekillingly
Event Date: September 3, 2014

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/PaddleKillingly/events/159439852/?a=me1_evn&rv=me1

(posted August 22, 2014, number 672)


Lighthouse Park paddle

Saturday, September 6, 2014 10:00 AM Lighthouse Point Park 2 Lighthouse Rd, New Haven, CT (map) Ocean Class 2-3 Launch located in Lighthouse Point Park. I-95 South exit 51, I-95 North exit 50. Go South on Townsend Street then right onto Lighthouse Road to the park. Parking 60 Cars At the mouth of New Haven Harbor, watch for ship traffic
Event Date: September 6, 2014

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/BranfordKayaking/events/202232632/?a=ea1_grp&rv=ea1

(posted August 22, 2014, number 667)


Mystic River full moon paddle

Sunday, September 7, 2014 5:30 PM Mystic River 95 Boat Launch 604 River Rd, Mystic, CT (map) look for the Branford Kayaking Group sign on black Subaru Forester River Class 1 very scenic 600 River Road Groton Launch is on the West bank of the Mystic River just North of I-95. Parking 8 cars
Event Date: September 7, 2014

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/BranfordKayaking/events/202233652/?a=ea1_grp&rv=ea1

(posted August 22, 2014, number 666)


FULL MOON : West Thompson Lake

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 6:30 PM West Thompson Lake Campground 449 Reardon Road, N Grosvenordale, CT (map) https://www.facebook.com/paddlekillingly
Event Date: September 9, 2014

(posted July 14, 2014, number 467)


Paddle from Great Island, Old Lyme - Potluck to follow

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 7:00 PM Great Island Old Lyme Boat Ramp Smith Neck Rd, Old Lyme, CT (map) Drive to the end of the road. Unload your boat at the ramp. Park back at the lot There are nice choices for calm paddling by heading to the Right, up towards the Lieutenant River, or by turning left and then left again to go down the Black Hall River. Others may venture out over the bar looking for waves at the zipper or to paddle over the the Old Saybrook Light House on the breakwater. Bring some tasty snacks to share after the paddle.
Event Date: September 9, 2014

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/Tuesday-Night-Paddle/events/201766672/?a=me1_evn&rv=me1

(posted August 22, 2014, number 670)


Regular Wednesday Night Mixed Group Paddle

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 5:30 PM Beach 28 Naugatuck Avenue, Milford, CT (map) Bridgeport Ave to Naugatuck Ave. All the way to the end and don't stop when you hit water.... After work paddle. Beach launch. Plenty of free street parking. Paddle to Charles Island. Expect one and a half to two hour paddle.
Event Date: September 10, 2014

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/New-Haven-and-Fairfield-County-Kayak-Club/events/193822962/?a=md1_evn&rv=md1&_af_eid=193822962&_af=event

(posted August 22, 2014, number 648)


East Rock Park New Haven paddle

Saturday, September 13, 2014 10:00 AM East Rock Park Cold Spring and Orange Streets, New Haven, CT (map) Look for Branford Kayaking Group sign on black Subaru Forester Class 1 river
Event Date: September 13, 2014

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/BranfordKayaking/events/202234442/?a=ea1_grp&rv=ea1

(posted August 22, 2014, number 665)


Paddle Lake Housatonic, Seymour

9/13/14 (Sat) Lake Housatonic, Seymour Meet at 10 a.m. to launch by 10:20 a.m. at the boat launch at the Keith... Paddling Paddling - Flatwater Paddling - Canoeing Connecticut, West of River Flatwater

O 9/20/14 (Sat) Sea Kayak Mystic River, Mystic Celebrate the day after Pirate Speak Day, pirate gear encouraged. Paddle... Paddling Paddling - Sea Kayaking Connecticut, East of River Flatwater

O 9/28/14 (Sun) Lake Zoar and the Pomperaug River, Southbury Meet at 10 a.m. for an expected launch time by 10:20 a.m. from the boat... Paddling Paddling - Flatwater Connecticut, West of River Flatwater

O 10/04/14 (Sat) CT River and Chapman Pond, Hadlyme Approx. 6 mile paddle exploring CT River and Chapman Pond. Bring lunch and... Paddling Paddling - Flatwater Connecticut, East of River Flatwater
Event Date: September 13, 2014

For more information go to http://http://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/details/id/77866

(posted August 29, 2014, number 680)


Candlewood Lake Paddle - length of lake from Sherman to Danbury (one-way)

Sunday, September 14, 2014 8:30 AM Sherman Town Park Sawmill Rd., Sherman, CT

Please join us for this one-way length of Candlewood Lake paddle from the northwest end (Sherman Town Park) to the south end of the lake (Danbury Town Park). Approximate distance is 11 miles. (for those who would like to join us for a shorter time – read about plan B below). Schedule for this paddle is as follows: 8:30 - 9 am – drop off kayaks at Sherman Town Park (someone will be there to stay with kayaks) Drive your car to the parking lot across from the Danbury Town Park boat launch 9:45 am – bus will bring all participants back to the Sherman town park for launch. 10:30 – Launch (there will be restroom facilities available at the launch site) Lunch will be at a stop at a public access/recreation area of Vaughn’s Neck (a large peninsula in the middle of Candlewood Lake) This area has a flat, easy to land-on, shoreline, with woods behind it and trails into the woods. Everyone should bring their lunch. There are no port-o-johns at the site, but lots of woods.

Afternoon – continue on to Danbury Town Park.

Plan B – for those who cannot do an 11 mile paddle, there is a 6 mile alternative: after dropping off your kayak in Sherman, drive to and park at the New Fairfield State Boat Launch on Route 39. Our bus will pick you up there on the way to the launch in Sherman. After a morning paddle and lunch with our group, it is about a mile or so to the New Fairfield state boat launch.

Other details about this paddle: There will be a cost for all participants (to cover the cost of the bus) – between $12-15, depending how many participants there are. The last week of August we will post two forms to be filled out by each participant- a liability release form and a registration form for the paddle. We will post the address of where these forms should be sent, along with the fee for the paddle.

There is no rain date scheduled for this paddle. A very rainy day or thunderstorms and/or extreme winds will cancel the paddle. If we cancel, participants can either receive a refund of their fee, or they can choose to donate the money to our meetup site expenses.

If you are interested in participating in this paddle (either the whole length of the lake or the shorter version) please sign up now, so we get an idea of how many we have. The cost per person will be based on number participating. Then at the end of August we can determine the exact fee.

Exact addresses of the parks will be posted later in August.

There will be power boats on the lake, but we will be mostly staying near the shoreline for this paddle, and will cross open areas of water in groups. PFD’s, whistles are required.

We did a similar paddle to this in 2011 –from Danbury to New Milford (also almost 11 miles). We had 25 participants, a beautiful day, and a great paddle! More information to come in a few weeks!
Event Date: September 14, 2014

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/HVPC-Housatonic-Valley-Paddle-Club/events/198717232/

(posted August 4, 2014, number 599)


Poquetanuck cove boat launch Ledyard Paddle

Sunday, September 14, 2014 10:00 AM Poquettanuck Cove boat launch Drawbridge Road, Ledyard, CT (map) Class 1 river I-95 North to I-395 North take the route 2A east exit 79A to Preston/ Ledyard and continue 1/4 mile. Take route 2Aeast and continue2-1/2 miles, turn right onto rte 12 South (Military Highway), turn right into boat launch entrance after crossing Poquetanuck Cove bridge.
Event Date: September 14, 2014

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/BranfordKayaking/events/202236282/?a=ea1_grp&rv=ea1

(posted August 22, 2014, number 663)


Paddle Quonochontaug Pond/Breachway Rhode Island

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 5:30 PM Quonochontaug Breachway West Beach Road, Charlestown, RI Drive all the way to the end of West Beach Rd. Look for kayaks. The tide rushes fast out of the breach way for some fun playing in waves, or go into the pond for a calmer experience. Bring good stuff to share at the potluck
Event Date: September 16, 2014

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/Tuesday-Night-Paddle/events/201767702/?a=me1_evn&rv=me1

(posted August 22, 2014, number 671)


Old Killingly Pond

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 5:30 PM Old Killingly Pond 194 Pond Road, Dayville, CT https://www.facebook.com/paddlekillingly
Event Date: September 17, 2014

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/PaddleKillingly/events/161768672/

(posted July 14, 2014, number 468)


Swallow Paddle

Each evening beginning in late August and continuing into early October, hundreds of thousands of swallows, preparing to migrate south, gather in the sky over Goose Island near the mouth of the Connecticut River at Old Saybrook and Old Lyme.

As the light fades on these late-summer and early-fall nights, swallows arrive from every direction -- biologists think they come from a radius of 25 or more miles -- as far away as Long Island and Rhode Island. Once above the island, the swallows soar together in a kind of rhythmic aerial ballet. Then, just before dark, prompted by some signal still unknown to researchers, they form a tornado-like funnel and plummet into the phragmites reeds that cover the island, where they spend the night.

If you give a hoot about nature, you want to see this spectacle at least once.

It only takes about three minutes for as many as 500,000 swallows to disappear into the reeds. Biologists think the reason the swallows gather is safety in numbers -- a swallow's odds of being killed by a predator are far less if it is one of 500,000 birds compared to, say, one of 20 birds. Come early October, they migrate south to places like Florida and Louisiana.

Goose Island is closest to the Old Lyme shore, but shoreline access to the swallow show is minimal there. You really need a boat.

Group kayak and canoe outing to Goose Island on Sept. 18 from 5 to 8 p.m., sponsored by the Connecticut River Watershed Council and the Connecticut River Museum. Depending on the size of the group, paddlers leave from Essex or Old Lyme and paddle the short distance to Goose Island. Free for members of either organization, $8 for non members. Information at 860-767-8269, ext. 110, or crm@ctrivermuseum.org.
Event Date: September 18, 2014

For more information go to http://www.courant.com/hartford-magazine/hc-hm-sky-ballet-20140730,0,4140300.story

(posted August 15, 2014, number 623)


Paddle through Lover’s Leap Gorge, New Milford

Free Paddle Trips on the Housatonic River – 2014

HVA is pleased to announce a series of free paddle trips on the river for this season. Registration is required. Space is limited! Reserve a space in one of our canoes or register to bring your own boat. Call HVA at 413-394-9796 or email adixon@hvatoday.org for registration or further information. Additional trip information is provided to registered participants. All of our trips are in partnership with the Upper Housatonic Valley Heritage Area. In addition, we are grateful to the Berkshire Natural Resources Council for cosponsoring our paddle trips.

Saturday, September 20 Time: 10am – 4pm Paddle through Lover’s Leap Gorge, New Milford, Connecticut Enjoy a section of the Housatonic River in New Milford, Connecticut. Paddle through Lover’s Leap Gorge and up a portion of the Still River – a paddling distance of about six miles. A short portage is necessary to avoid an old “knee” dam. Suitable for adults and families with children 12 years and older.
Event Date: September 20, 2014

For more information go to http://www.hvatoday.org/assets/PDFs/PaddleTripsSummer2014.pdf

(posted June 14, 2014, number 439)


Brockway Ferry Landing Lyme Paddle

Saturday, September 20, 2014 10:00 AM Chester-Hadlyme Ferry Ferry Rd, Lyme, Town of, CT Black Subaru Forester with Branford Kayaking Group sign Class 1 River On street parking
Event Date: September 20, 2014

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/BranfordKayaking/events/202239542/?a=ea1_grp&rv=ea1

(posted August 22, 2014, number 662)


Annual ConnYak Picnic

Saturday, September 20, 2014 9:00 AM to 4:00 pm East Haddam Beach E Haddam Colchester Turnpike, East Haddam, CT Once again our fall picnic will be held at Moodus Reservoir at the East Haddem town Beach. Complete details and updates can be found on the ConnYak bulletin board. http://www.connyak.org/cgi-bin/BBS.pl The picnic is open to all. ConnYak will provide burgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers. Everyone is asked to bring a dish to share. Please see the web site for directions on how to RSVP.
Event Date: September 20, 2014

For more information go to http://www.connyak.org/picnic.htm

(posted August 29, 2014, number 676)


Sea Kayak Mystic River, Mystic

O 9/20/14 (Sat) Sea Kayak Mystic River, Mystic Celebrate the day after Pirate Speak Day, pirate gear encouraged. Paddle... Paddling Paddling - Sea Kayaking Connecticut, East of River Flatwater

O 9/28/14 (Sun) Lake Zoar and the Pomperaug River, Southbury Meet at 10 a.m. for an expected launch time by 10:20 a.m. from the boat... Paddling Paddling - Flatwater Connecticut, West of River Flatwater

O 10/04/14 (Sat) CT River and Chapman Pond, Hadlyme Approx. 6 mile paddle exploring CT River and Chapman Pond. Bring lunch and... Paddling Paddling - Flatwater Connecticut, East of River Flatwater
Event Date: September 20, 2014

For more information go to http://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/details/id/77812

(posted August 29, 2014, number 681)


Silver Sands State Park Milford Paddle

Sunday, September 21, 2014 10:00 AM Silver Sands State Park Boston Post Rd, Milford, CT (map) Ocean Class 2-3
Event Date: September 21, 2014

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/BranfordKayaking/events/202239972/?a=ea1_grp&rv=ea1

(posted August 22, 2014, number 661)


Five Mile River Paddle Pizza Party

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 5:30 PM Five Mile River Water st, Danielson, CT https://www.facebook.com/paddlekillingly The end of the year paddle, finish with a pizza party at the shop. The shop is less then a quarter mile from the paddle. No cost for the paddle or food but you can donate some money, if you would like to pay for the pizza ;) ( Blue Pine Outdoors : 21 Furnace St Danielson, CT )
Event Date: September 23, 2014

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/PaddleKillingly/events/188944532/?a=ea1_grp&rv=ea1&_af_eid=188944532&_af=event

(posted June 18, 2014, number 458)


Quinebaug River Brooklyn Paddle

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 5:30 PM Riverside Park Greenway Drive , Brooklyn, CT (map) https://www.facebook.com/paddlekillingly
Event Date: September 23, 2014

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/PaddleKillingly/events/159439852/

(posted July 14, 2014, number 466)


Ride the Shetucket River

The Town of Sprague will provide a free shuttle between River Park and Scotland Dam. Water release is scheduled for 10:00 am on days of the event. Participants can put in any time between 10:00 and 12:00. You can ride the river as many times as water level allows. The ride is 4 miles long and takes approximately 2 hours. April 26th May 31st June 28th July 26th August 30th September 27th October 11th Since Ride the Shetucket is weather sensitive, check the Town website on the Thursday prior to the event for any cancellation postings. Paddlers need to have PFD’s and a distress whistle. www.ctsprague.org Please contact Lou Dzialo with any questions. Phone #860-822-6043
Event Date: September 27, 2014

For more information go to http://www.ctsprague.org/news.htm?show=recent&id=7mjbowj2

(posted June 23, 2014, number 476)


Thames River New London paddle

Saturday, September 27, 2014 10:30 AM Thames River boat launch State Pier Road New London State Pier Road, New London, CT (map) Black Subaru Forester with Branford Kayaking Group sign River Class 1-2 I-95 to exit 83, Make a left onto Williams Street, then right onto Cole Street. Turn slight right onto State pier Road, follow for 4/10 mi. you will have to take a left in order to stay on State Pier Road. Thames River boat launch will be on your left.
Event Date: September 27, 2014

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/BranfordKayaking/events/202241962/?a=ea1_grp&rv=ea1

(posted August 22, 2014, number 660)


Paddle from Clifton Street boat launch New Haven

Sunday, September 28, 2014 10:00 AM Clifton Street boat Launch Clifton Street, New Haven, CT (map) River Class 1, on street parking State Street New Haven to Grand Avenue, left onto Quinnipiac Avenue, left onto Clifton Street.
Event Date: September 28, 2014

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/BranfordKayaking/events/202242732/?a=ea1_grp&rv=ea1

(posted August 22, 2014, number 658)


Paddle Lake Zoar and the Pomperaug River, Southbury

O 9/28/14 (Sun) Lake Zoar and the Pomperaug River, Southbury Meet at 10 a.m. for an expected launch time by 10:20 a.m. from the boat... Paddling Paddling - Flatwater Connecticut, West of River Flatwater

O 10/04/14 (Sat) CT River and Chapman Pond, Hadlyme Approx. 6 mile paddle exploring CT River and Chapman Pond. Bring lunch and... Paddling Paddling - Flatwater Connecticut, East of River Flatwater
Event Date: September 28, 2014

For more information go to http://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/details/id/77867

(posted August 29, 2014, number 682)


Altschuler Beach West Haven Paddle

Saturday, October 4, 2014 10:00 AM Altschuler Beach boat launch Altschuler Street, West Haven, CT (map) Black Subaru Forester with Branford Kayaking Group sign Ocean Class 2-3 I-95 South to exit 44, slight right onto Kimberley Avenue, stay straight to go onto Elm Street, turn left onto Wagner road. Turn slight right onto Kelsey Avenue then left onto Captain Thomas Boulevard, turn right onto oak street and then a left onto Palace Boulevard access by Oak or Palace Streets. I95 North to exit 42, left onto Sawmill Rd. Slight right onto Kelsey Avenue follow the rest of the directions above to launch. On street parking
Event Date: October 4, 2014

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/BranfordKayaking/events/202244902/?a=ea1_grp&rv=ea1

(posted August 22, 2014, number 657)


Paddle CT River and Chapman Pond, Hadlyme

O 10/04/14 (Sat) CT River and Chapman Pond, Hadlyme Approx. 6 mile paddle exploring CT River and Chapman Pond. Bring lunch and... Paddling Paddling - Flatwater Connecticut, East of River Flatwater
Event Date: October 4, 2014

For more information go to http://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/details/id/77810

(posted August 29, 2014, number 683)


Dawson Avenue Beach / Abbott Park west Haven

Sunday, October 5, 2014 10:00 AM Dawson Beach / Abbotts Cove Ocean Avenue, West Haven, CT Ocean Class 2-3
Event Date: October 5, 2014

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/BranfordKayaking/events/202246552/?a=ea1_grp&rv=ea1

(posted August 22, 2014, number 656)


Ride the Shetucket River

The Town of Sprague will provide a free shuttle between River Park and Scotland Dam. Water release is scheduled for 10:00 am on days of the event. Participants can put in any time between 10:00 and 12:00. You can ride the river as many times as water level allows. The ride is 4 miles long and takes approximately 2 hours. April 26th May 31st June 28th July 26th August 30th September 27th October 11th Since Ride the Shetucket is weather sensitive, check the Town website on the Thursday prior to the event for any cancellation postings. Paddlers need to have PFD’s and a distress whistle. www.ctsprague.org Please contact Lou Dzialo with any questions. Phone #860-822-6043
Event Date: October 11, 2014

For more information go to http://www.ctsprague.org/news.htm?show=recent&id=7mjbowj2

(posted June 23, 2014, number 477)


Bluff Point State Park moonlight paddle

Saturday, October 11, 2014 5:30 PM Bluff Point State Park 45 Depot Road, Groton, CT (map) Black Subaru Forester with Branford Kayaking Group sign Ocean Class 1 in cove, Class 2-3 ocean Lights required for night paddling
Event Date: October 11, 2014

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/BranfordKayaking/events/202248472/?a=ea1_grp&rv=ea1

(posted August 22, 2014, number 655)


Pumpkin Race (flatwater)

Pumpkin Race (flatwater) October 12 11:00 AM Farmington River Simsbury, CT Distances: 7 mi, 4 mi Jim Miller 860-242-7294
Event Date: October 12, 2014

For more information go to http://www.neckra.org/races/race-information/listing/2014/pumpkin-race

(posted July 11, 2014, number 524)


Paddle From City Boat Ramp West Haven

Sunday, October 12, 2014 10:00 AM City Boat Ramp West Haven Beach Street, West Haven, CT Ocean Class 2-3 I-95 to exit 44, from the South turn slight right onto Kimberley Avenue, from North take the West Haven Ramp, turn left onto Kimberley Avenue. Turn left onto First Avenue then left onto April Street. Parking lot.
Event Date: October 12, 2014

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/BranfordKayaking/events/202249612/?a=ea1_grp&rv=ea1

(posted August 22, 2014, number 653)


Veterans Memorial Park Norwalk Paddle

Saturday, October 18, 2014 10:00 AM Veterans Memorial Park 42 Seaview Ave, Norwalk, CT Ocean Class 2-3 Parking lot
Event Date: October 18, 2014

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/BranfordKayaking/events/202250382/?a=ea1_grp&rv=ea1&_af_eid=202250382&_af=event

(posted August 22, 2014, number 652)


AT Day 2014

Save the Date - Sat, Oct 18 is "AT Day 2014" 2:30 PM Macedonia Brook State Park 159 Macedonia Brook Rd, Kent, CT

AT Day is the AMC CT Chapter's biggest outdoor event of the year, usually attracting about 200 people at the peak of the fall color season.

Celebrate the Appalachian Trail in Connecticut with a series of hikes of varying lengths along the entire 53-mile Connecticut section. There will be hikes for experienced hikers and beginners, families, and young members. Other activities will include flatwater paddling, trail work and a bike ride, plus a great opportunity for beginners to try rock climbing with instruction from our Mountaineering Committee. Join us after these events to meet old friends and make new ones at our Grand BBQ from 2.30pm until sunset at Macedonia State Park near Kent. Rain or shine. Members and non-members are welcome. No reservations required. $6 for BBQ.

Look out for more details closer to the date at www.ct-amc.org.
Event Date: October 18, 2014

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/AMC-CT-Chapter/events/202558412/

(posted August 29, 2014, number 678)


Thimble Islands Paddle

Sunday, October 19, 2014 10:00 AM Thimble Islands - Stony Creek 178 Thimble Island Rd, Branford, CT (map) Black Subaru Forester with Branford Kayaking Group sign Ocean Classes 2-3 On street Parking
Event Date: October 19, 2014

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/BranfordKayaking/events/202250912/?a=ea1_grp&rv=ea1&_af_eid=202250912&_af=event

(posted August 22, 2014, number 651)


Branford River Paddle

Saturday, October 25, 2014 10:00 AM Goodsell Point Rd Across from the Branford Yacht Club Branford, CT (map) Black Subaru Forester with Branford Kayaking Group sign River class 1, Ocean class 2-3
Event Date: October 25, 2014

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/BranfordKayaking/events/202251212/?a=ea1_grp&rv=ea1&_af_eid=202251212&_af=event

(posted August 22, 2014, number 650)


Four Mile River Paddle

Sunday, October 26, 2014 10:00 AM Four Mile River Boat Launch Oakridge Drive, Old Lyme, CT (map) Ocean Class 2-3 shallow launch at low tide
Event Date: October 26, 2014

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/BranfordKayaking/events/202251562/?a=ea1_grp&rv=ea1&_af_eid=202251562&_af=event

(posted August 22, 2014, number 649)


Housatonic Valley Paddle Club (HVPC)

Founded in 2001, the Housatonic Valley Paddle Club (HVPC) is an eclectic group of active paddlers who enjoy exploring the various waterways of the Housatonic Valley and other areas of upper Fairfield County and Litchfield County.

Our goal is to bring together fellow paddlers of all skill levels and paddle in an environmentally friendly manner while enjoying the camaraderie of those with similar interest. We schedule various types of activities throughout the year: paddling, camping and picnicking in the warm seasons; hiking, bowling, and dining when it's too cold to paddle.

Most of HVPC's paddle outings tend to be comfortably-paced, moderate-distance excursions on flat water; and are a good venue for newer paddlers, or those who just enjoy quiet, low-key paddles with lots of socializing.

You will find us to be a very friendly club and we welcome paddlers of all levels and interests. If you don’t yet have a boat, we can guide you as to what to buy or rent, along with the required necessities, such as whistles and PFDs. An annual skills workshop is held every year on Mt. Tom Pond and has proven helpful for novices as well as more experienced paddlers.

Some of our favorite venues include Candlewood Lake (pre-Memorial Day and post-Labor Day), Lake Waramaug, the Lake Lillinonah and Lover's Leap sections of the Housatonic, Lake McDonough and Mt. Tom Pond. Bantam Lake, Bantam River, the Twin Lakes, and New York State's Great Swamp are also visited on a regular basis.

While we are an easy-going group, we take safety seriously. PFDs and whistles must be worn when paddling with the club. A signed release of liability is also mandatory. Note that the Housatonic Valley Paddle Club, its organizers, and its members assume no legal and or civil responsibility for or to any individual or event. Your personal safety is your responsibility alone.

NOTE: HVPC is currently transitioning from our old site to the Meet Up site and we are currently getting our existing members up to speed with the features of this new site. It may take some time (possibly several weeks) for new members to receive their notice of admission. Thank you for your patience! Note also, for the safety of our members, we do require that you have a recognizable profile picture.

We're 45 Social Paddlers Join us! New members must be approved by the Organizer Content of this Meetup Group is only visible to members

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 7:00 AM Impromptu Paddle 6 Social Paddlers attending
Event Date: December 31, 2014

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/HVPC-Housatonic-Valley-Paddle-Club/?gj=ej1b&a=wg2_rdmr

(posted March 20, 2014, number 335)