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Water Trails Events in CT

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

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

Regular Wednesday Night Mixed Group Paddle ( Event Date: September 24, 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 )

Walktober 2014 in The Last Green Valley ( Event Date: November 1, 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

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)


Regular Wednesday Night Mixed Group Paddle

Wednesday, September 24, 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 24, 2014

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

(posted September 2, 2014, number 687)


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)


Walktober 2014 in The Last Green Valley

Now in its 24th year, Walktober will be here soon. With 115 free guided walks, hikes, paddles and pedals, plus more than 40 special events, Walktober has something for everyone in the most visually intoxicating time of year in The Last Green Valley. Our fabulous parntners have some great experiences planned for Walktober 2013 and we couldn't do it without them! Over 50,000 people participated in Walktober 2013 and we are hoping for even more this year. Download The Last Green Valley's 2014 Walktober Brochure. Please call the TLGV Office at 860-774-3300 if you would like us to mail you a Walktober Brochure. Walktober in The Last Green Valley includes paddle trips and many hikes with water features. See Walks #3, 7, 8, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28, 30, 38, 40, 42, 43, 45, 47, 48, 50, 52, 54, 70, 72, 73, 75, 79, 81, 82, 83, 86, 87, 92, 95, 98, 100, 101, 105, 109, 111, and Events #8, 14, 16, 30. For events since the pamphlet was printed, go to http://www.tlgv.org/resources/walktober2013info.html and https://www.facebook.com/LastGreenValley
Event Date: November 1, 2014

For more information go to http://www.tlgv.org/resources/walktober2013info.html

(posted August 30, 2014, number 685)


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)