Branford River Paddle
Saturday, October 25, 2014
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
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 Annual December meeting and holiday party
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Brookfield Municipal Center / Brookfield Bandstand
100 Pocono Road, Brookfield, CT (map)
Join us for a fun evening to celebrate the holiday season. We will have a very short meeting, followed by a gift exchange (please bring a wrapped $10 gift -something related to paddling or outdoor adventuring), yummy treats and desserts (please bring yummy treats and desserts - paper products will be provided), fun games, and lots of laughter. We will also be collecting contributions to cover our meetup site fees. Suggested contribution is $10/person for the whole year.
Event Date: December 9, 2014
For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/HVPC-Housatonic-Valley-Paddle-Club/events/207888152/?a=me1_evn&rv=me1&_af_eid=207888152&_af=event
(posted October 13, 2014, number 715)
HVPC Christmas / Holiday Gala
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Needs a location
The 10th Annual HVPC Christmas / Holiday Gala for members, friends, partners and spouses, will be December 20 at 6:30 pm. Restaurant is yet to be determined.
On October 13, we will be investigating potential venues for the 9 HVPC RSVP's received for the Holiday Gala on December 20. Places book up early
Event Date: December 20, 2014
For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/HVPC-Housatonic-Valley-Paddle-Club/events/206370922/?a=me1_evn&rv=me1&_af_eid=206370922&_af=event
(posted October 13, 2014, number 716)
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
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
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)