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Water Trails Events in CT

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Branford River paddle August 30, 2015

Weeknight Whitewater Kayaking Instructionals at Silver Lake Berlin, CT August 31, 2015

Tuesday Night Paddlers September 1, 2015

Regular Wednesday Night Mixed Group Paddle Milford September 2, 2015

ACA Coastal Kayak Instructor Program, Norwalk September 4, 2015

Wesleyan boat launch to Glastonbury Ferry and back September 5, 2015

ACA Coastal Kayak Instructor Program, Norwalk September 6, 2015

Swallow Paddle September 10, 2015

Selden Neck State Park September 12, 2015

HVA Free Paddle Trip - Bartholomew's Cobble to Falls Village September 19, 2015

Paddle, Fun With Kayaks, East Lyme September 19, 2015

CT River Source to Sea Cleanup September 25, 2015

CT River Source to Sea Cleanup September 26, 2015

Paddle Salmon River, East Haddam, Branford Kayak Meetup Group September 26, 2015

Mystic River moonlight paddle September 27, 2015

Thimble Islands paddle October 18, 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


Branford River paddle

Sunday, August 30, 2015 10:00 AM Branford River Goodsell Point Rd Across from the Branford Yacht Club Branford, CT (map) Class 1-4 depending on direction taken Organizer: Kenny Foscue e-mail: kfosc@snet.net cell: 203-589-1512 Call for direction questions or to notify us of your last minute cancellation.

Event Date: August 30, 2015

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/BranfordKayaking/events/221471091/?a=ea1_grp&rv=ea1&_af=event&_af_eid=221471091

(posted June 15, 2015, number 569)


Weeknight Whitewater Kayaking Instructionals at Silver Lake Berlin, CT

Monday, Aug 31, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Silver Lake Boat Ramp 251 Norton Lane, Berlin, CT

These sessions are for anyone who is looking to learn the basics of whitewater kayaking with a eye to running rivers safely. Strokes, Boat control, or to learn the Eskimo roll will all be covered. There will be volunteer instructors at every session. Instruction is generally one on one, in a very casual and friendly atmosphere. Limited amounts of paddling gear will be available for use on a first come first serve basis. It is recommended to bring your own helmet and life jacket if possible. Nose plugs are also helpful. Gear selection and sizes are limited. Everybody is welcome! To sign up, please call by the night before if possible.


Event Date: August 31, 2015

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/CT-AMC-Whitewater-kayaking-instruction-and-river-trips/events/crxxhlytlbpc/

(posted June 30, 2015, number 588)


Tuesday Night Paddlers

A group of kayakers who meet on Tuesday Nights to go Paddling.

Every week they meet at a different launch along the Connecticut coast from Old Saybrook to Stonington. After kayaking there is a potluck luau .

Go to their Meetup page at http://www.meetup.com/Tuesday-Night-Paddle/ to see where they are going next.

Event Date: September 1, 2015

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

(posted July 27, 2015, number 581)


Regular Wednesday Night Mixed Group Paddle Milford

Wednesday, , 2015 6:30 PM

After work paddle. On the water at 6:30 so please come early to unload and get going. Beach launch. Plenty of free street parking.

Plan to head out for an hour or two and watch the sky change colors.

Rentals available- Sit on top kayaks or paddleboards, reservations required. If renting plan to arrive 15 minutes early.

See you then!

This Meetup repeats every week on Wednesday


Event Date: September 2, 2015

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/New-Haven-and-Fairfield-County-Kayak-Club/events/hlncjlytmbdb/

(posted July 17, 2015, number 648)


ACA Coastal Kayak Instructor Program, Norwalk

Friday, September 4, 2015, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Base at Calf Pasture Beach, 48 Calf Pasture Beach Road, Norwalk, CT

Scott Szczepaniak, of Sea Kayak Carolina, will be the Instructor Trainer for the course. The dates and prices are as follows:

New Level 2 candidates (3-days, 9/4 - 9/6) $375

New Level 3 candidates (5-days, 9/4- 9/8) $625

L2 to L3 upgrade (3-days, 9/6 - 9/8) $375

L3 update (9/6 - 9/8) $375

L2 update (9/4 - 9/6) $375

Sea Kayak Connecticut has high-quality sea kayaks and equipment for rent if needed.

The maximum enrollment is 10 candidates, (space presently available for 6) so please reach out to to David to reserve your spot as soon as possible.

Not 100% sure? Then please check out the Pre-ICW being held on 7/18 and 7/19 here - http://www.connyak.org/cgi-bin/Commercial.pl/page/1/md/read/id/361/sbj/pre-icw-7-18-7-19/

Please contact David at seakayakct.com for more information or to register.

Event Date: September 4, 2015

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/StamfordKayakGroup/events/223813321/?a=ea1_grp&rv=ea1&_af=event&_af_eid=223813321

(posted July 13, 2015, number 65)


Wesleyan boat launch to Glastonbury Ferry and back

Saturday, September 5, 2015 10:00 AM Harbor Park 80 Harbor Drive, Middletown, CT (map) black subaru forester w/ blue and white kayak. Class 1-2 This paddle is geared to the long distance paddlers with the stamina to paddle 10 to 15 miles in a day, It is a nice paddle and very do-able. We will paddle from the Wesleyan Launch site up to the Glastonbury Ferry Landing where we will take a break for food and drink at the concession stand, then it is back to the put-in in Middletown. Organizer: Marc LaComb e-mail: blkangel1@yahoo.com cell: 860-919-0610 Call for direction questions. YOU MUST CALL if you are going to cancel at the last minute so we aren't waiting for no-shows.

Event Date: September 5, 2015

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/BranfordKayaking/events/223227901/?a=ea1_grp&rv=ea1&_af=event&_af_eid=223227901

(posted June 15, 2015, number 463)


ACA Coastal Kayak Instructor Program, Norwalk

Friday, September 6, 2015, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Base at Calf Pasture Beach, 48 Calf Pasture Beach Road, Norwalk, CT

Scott Szczepaniak, of Sea Kayak Carolina, will be the Instructor Trainer for the course. The dates and prices are as follows:

New Level 2 candidates (3-days, 9/4 - 9/6) $375

New Level 3 candidates (5-days, 9/4- 9/8) $625

L2 to L3 upgrade (3-days, 9/6 - 9/8) $375

L3 update (9/6 - 9/8) $375

L2 update (9/4 - 9/6) $375

Sea Kayak Connecticut has high-quality sea kayaks and equipment for rent if needed.

The maximum enrollment is 10 candidates, (space presently available for 6) so please reach out to to David to reserve your spot as soon as possible.

Not 100% sure? Then please check out the Pre-ICW being held on 7/18 and 7/19 here - http://www.connyak.org/cgi-bin/Commercial.pl/page/1/md/read/id/361/sbj/pre-icw-7-18-7-19/

Please contact David at seakayakct.com for more information or to register.

Event Date: September 6, 2015

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/StamfordKayakGroup/events/223813321/?a=ea1_grp&rv=ea1&_af=event&_af_eid=223813321

(posted July 13, 2015, number 66)


Swallow Paddle

Thursday, September 10, 2015, 5 - 8 PM

Join CRWC & the CT River Museum for a sunset paddle on the CT River to see the swirling flocks of Tree Swallows, numbering in the hundreds of thousands, performing their nightly aerial ballet. Each year, in late summer, Tree Swallows from all over southern New England begin to amass on the CT River to feed on insects, preparing for their southern migration. Every night through September they collect above the marshes at the mouth of the CT River and swirl overhead in enormous flocks before descending into the tall grass marshes to roost for the night. A spectacular sight. p>

To register, contact the museum at 860-767-8269 x110 or crm@ctrivermuse​um.org.

Event Date: September 10, 2015

For more information go to http://www.ctriver.org/news-events/

(posted June 23, 2015, number 61)


Selden Neck State Park

Saturday, September 12, 2015 10:00 AM Pratts Cove Essex Street, Deep River, CT (map) Class 1 paddle, Loop around Selden Island then back. Organizer: Chris Mason Contact: 203-623-3875 for last minute directions or late cancellation.

Event Date: September 12, 2015

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/BranfordKayaking/events/223565351/?a=me1_evn&rv=me1&_af_eid=223565351&_af=event

(posted , number 200)


HVA Free Paddle Trip - Bartholomew's Cobble to Falls Village

Sept. 19, 2015

Join the Housatonic Valley Association for a free paddle trip on the Housatonic River from Bartholomew's Cobble, MA, to Falls Village, CT.

To register, call 413-394-9796 or email dregan@hvatoday.org or adixon@hvatoday.org.


Event Date: September 19, 2015

For more information go to http://hvatoday.org/events-and-news/events/show/free-housatonic-paddle-trips-beginning-may-30-through-september-19

(posted April 22, 2015, number 725)


Paddle, Fun With Kayaks, East Lyme

Saturday, September 19, 2015 10:00 AM Powers Lake Whistletown Road, East Lyme, CT (map) Leader: Barry Gorfain, [masked] [masked] (best time to call: before 9pm) Please contact Barry with questions; Tom Ebersold is posting this event, but not organizing it. NEW LOCATION. Powers Lake, East Lyme. Meet at 10 AM at the boat launch, off Whistletown Road, East Lyme. Brush up old kayaking skills and learn 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. Participants must supply their own boat, paddle, life jacket (PFD) and other equipment. Wear a bathing suit; everyone gets wet! Free! Beginners welcome. Driving Directions: I-95 North or South to Exit 74. Left onto Rt. 161 for 0.3 miles. Left onto Rt. 1 for 0.5 miles. Right onto Upper Pattagansett Rd. for 2.7 miles. Bear right onto Whistletown Rd. for 0.6 miles. Right down unmarked road to ramp.

This Meetup repeats on the 3rd Saturday of every month

Paddle, Fun With Kayaks, East Lyme 1 going Sat Oct 17 10:00 AM

Paddle, Fun With Kayaks, East Lyme 1 going Sat Nov 21 10:00 AM

Paddle, Fun With Kayaks, East Lyme 1 going Sat Dec 19, 10:00 AM

Paddle, Fun With Kayaks, East Lyme 1 going Sat Jan 16, 2016, 10:00 AM

Paddle, Fun With Kayaks, East Lyme 1 going Sat Feb 20, 2016, 10:00 AM

Event Date: September 19, 2015

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/AMC-CT-Chapter/events/222628958/

(posted July 27, 2015, number 229)


CT River Source to Sea Cleanup

CRWC’s 19th Annual Source to Sea Cleanup is scheduled for September 25 & 26, 2015.

The Source to Sea Cleanup is an annual trash cleanup of the Connecticut River system – rivers, streams and banks, parks, boat launches, trails and more. Each fall, thousands of volunteers of all ages and abilities head out to places of their choice all along the four-state watershed (NH, VT, MA, CT) to clean the Connecticut River and its tributaries on foot or by boat.

See more at: http://www.ctriver.org/projects/source-to-sea-cleanup/#sthash.kJgfE1NO.dpuf

Event Date: September 25, 2015

For more information go to http://www.ctriver.org/projects/source-to-sea-cleanup/

(posted June 23, 2015, number 62)


CT River Source to Sea Cleanup

CRWC’s 19th Annual Source to Sea Cleanup is scheduled for September 25 & 26, 2015.

The Source to Sea Cleanup is an annual trash cleanup of the Connecticut River system – rivers, streams and banks, parks, boat launches, trails and more. Each fall, thousands of volunteers of all ages and abilities head out to places of their choice all along the four-state watershed (NH, VT, MA, CT) to clean the Connecticut River and its tributaries on foot or by boat.

See more at: http://www.ctriver.org/projects/source-to-sea-cleanup/#sthash.kJgfE1NO.dpuf

Event Date: September 26, 2015

For more information go to http://www.ctriver.org/projects/source-to-sea-cleanup/

(posted June 23, 2015, number 64)


Paddle Salmon River, East Haddam, Branford Kayak Meetup Group

Saturday, September 26, 2015, 10:00 AM

117E Haddam Moodus Road, East Haddam, CT

Organizer: Chris Mason

e-mail: johnsoehnlein@yahoo.com

203-623-3875 Call for last-minute direction questions or to let us know of your last-minute cancellation.

Event Date: September 26, 2015

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/BranfordKayaking/events/221471150/?a=ea1_grp&rv=ea1&_af=event&_af_eid=221471150

(posted July 13, 2015, number 71)


Mystic River moonlight paddle

Sunday, September 27, 2015 5:30 PM Mystic River 95 Boat Launch 604 River Rd, Mystic, CT (map) black subaru forester w/ blue and white kayak. class 1-4 Organizers: Marc LaComb John Soehnlein e-mail: blkangel1@yahoo.com e-mail: johnsoehnlein@yahoo.com cell: 860-919-0610 cell: 203-214-7553 Call for direction questions or to inform us of your last minute cancellation.

Event Date: September 27, 2015

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/BranfordKayaking/events/221471120/?a=ea1_grp&rv=ea1&_af=event&_af_eid=221471120

(posted June 15, 2015, number 666)


Thimble Islands paddle

Sunday, October 18, 2015 10:00 AM Thimble Islands - Stony Creek 178 Thimble Island Rd, Branford, CT (map) On street parking only, Ocean class 2-4 Organizer: John Soehnlein e-mail: johnsoehnlein@yahoo.com cell: 203-214-7553 call for last minute direction questions or to let us know of your last minute cancellation.

Event Date: October 18, 2015

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/BranfordKayaking/events/221471150/?a=ea1_grp&rv=ea1&_af=event&_af_eid=221471150

(posted June 15, 2015, number 651)