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River and Water Related Events in CT

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

Aquaculture Roundtable ( May 31, 2016 )

River Cleanup Funds Available from The Last Green Valley ( June 1, 2016 )

Cedar Lake Practice ( June 1, 2016 )

ConnYak Lake Wintergreen Practice Sessions ( June 1, 2016 )

James L. Goodwin State Forest/Pine Acres Pond ( June 1, 2016 )

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

Historic 25th Annual Long Island Citizen’s Summit ( June 3, 2016 )

Clean Water Action's Spring Celebration ( June 3, 2016 )

Trail Repair Project at Weir Farm in Celebration of Trails Day ( June 4, 2016 )

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

Chapman Pond Paddle - CT Trails Day Event ( June 4, 2016 )

Paddle on Pine Acres Pond, Hampton - CT Trails Day Event ( June 4, 2016 )

Paddle at Sherwood Island State Park, Westport - CT Trails Day Event ( June 4, 2016 )

Paddle the Shetucket River, Windham - CT Trails Day Event ( June 4, 2016 )

Boat Builders Meet at the Beach ( June 4, 2016 )

CT Trails Day Paddle & Safety Demo at Sherwood Island ( June 4, 2016 )

Thimble Island Paddle with Branford Kayaking Group ( June 4, 2016 )

Family Paddle to Chapman Pond - CT Trails Day Event ( June 5, 2016 )

Paddle at Charles E. Wheeler Marsh WMA - CT Trails Day Event ( June 5, 2016 )

Flatwater Paddle on Housatonic River, North Canaan - CT Trails Day Event ( June 5, 2016 )

Paddle on Oyster River, Old Saybrook - CT Trails Day Event ( June 5, 2016 )

Paddle on Shetucket River, Sprague - CT Trails Day Event ( June 5, 2016 )

Paddle Wethersfield Cove and CT River, Wethersfield - CT Trails Day Event ( June 5, 2016 )

Paddle Wethersfield Cove Wethersfield - CT Trails Day Event ( June 5, 2016 )

French River, North Grosvenordale (Thompson) ( June 7, 2016 )

Cedar Lake Practice ( June 8, 2016 )

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

Cocktails and Clams, Harbor Watch ( June 11, 2016 )

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

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

NHS Second Saturday Walks – Kayak Tour ( June 11, 2016 )

Paddle for a Cure ( June 12, 2016 )

June meeting with Candlewood Lake presentation/speake­r ( June 14, 2016 )

Hopeville Pond Paddle ( June 15, 2016 )

ConnYak Cedar Lake Practice ( June 15, 2016 )

Regular Wednesday Night Mixed Group Paddle ( June 15, 2016 )

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

Great Barrington, MA Heritage Day ( June 18, 2016 )

Mansfield Hollow (North) Paddle ( June 21, 2016 )

International Conference on River Connectivity (Fish Passage 2016) ( June 22, 2016 )

ConnYak Cedar Lake Practice ( June 22, 2016 )

HVA Beginner's Paddle, South Lee MA ( June 22, 2016 )

Regular Wednesday Night Mixed Group Paddle ( June 22, 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 )

FRWA's Natural Lawn Care Workshop ( June 29, 2016 )

ConnYak Cedar Lake Practice ( June 29, 2016 )

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

Paddle Under the Fireworks with NH, Fairfield County Kayak ( July 1, 2016 )

ConnYak Cedar Lake Practice ( July 6, 2016 )

Hartford Connecticut RiverFest 2016 ( July 9, 2016 )

Green Falls Pond Paddle ( July 13, 2016 )

ConnYak Cedar Lake Practice ( July 13, 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 )

Quaddick Reservoir Moonlight Paddle ( July 19, 2016 )

ConnYak Cedar Lake Practice ( July 20, 2016 )

Mansfield Hollow (South) Paddle ( July 24, 2016 )

Mashapaug Lake (Bigelow Hollow State Park ) Paddle ( July 27, 2016 )

ConnYak Cedar Lake Practice ( July 27, 2016 )

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

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

ConnYak Cedar Lake Practice ( August 3, 2016 )

ConnYak Cedar Lake Practice ( August 10, 2016 )

Roseland Lake and Little River Paddle ( August 13, 2016 )

ConnYak Cedar Lake Practice ( August 17, 2016 )

Norwalk River Butterflies! ( August 20, 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 )

ConnYak Cedar Lake Practice ( August 24, 2016 )

ConnYak Cedar Lake Practice ( August 31, 2016 )

ConnYak Cedar Lake Practice ( September 7, 2016 )

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

ConnYak Cedar Lake Practice ( September 14, 2016 )

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

ConnYak Cedar Lake Practice ( September 21, 2016 )

ConnYak Cedar Lake Practice ( September 28, 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 CT water-related event calendars


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) Water Trail: yes

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Aquaculture Roundtable

On Tuesday, May 31st, Senator Chris Murphy is hosting a roundtable in Norwalk. The event will be focused on aquaculture and any interested members of the LIS CAC are invited to attend. Please feel free to extend the invitation to anyone else you think would be interested in participating. RSVPs are required. The event will be held from 11:15am-12:15pm at Norwalk Community College in the East Campus, Room 212. The Senator will discuss his proposed funding for aquaculture and would like to hear from stakeholders about issues facing the industry. Please RSVP to Max Goldman in the Senator's district office. His contact information is pasted below. Background: On Monday, May 2nd, Senator Murphy announced a comprehensive LIS Funding Plan that targets coastal programs in four areas: storm resilience, supporting the fishing industry, protecting coastal areas and beaches from pollution, and restoring coastal habitats. Curt Johnson of Save the Sound and Ben Goetsch, operator of Briarpatch Enterprises, a Milford-based shellfishing company, spoke at the event. Also present were Margaret Miner of Rivers Alliance, Lou Burch of CCE and Genese Leach of Audubon Connecticut, along with representatives from CT LCV, the Farmington River Watershed Coalition and CT CEQ among others. You can read about the Senator's proposed LIS Funding Package here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/imkrpuqik2rpxkb/LIS%20Plan_FINAL.pdf?dl=0 Click here for the event press release: https://www.murphy.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/murphy-releases-long-island-sound-investment-plan Hartford Courant article: https://www.murphy.senate.gov/newsroom/in-the-news/murphy-calls-for-increasing-federal-spending-on-long-island-sound-programs Register Citizen: https://www.murphy.senate.gov/newsroom/in-the-news/sen-chris-murphy-calls-for-more-funding-for-clean-up-protection-of-long-island-sound CT Post Editorial: https://www.murphy.senate.gov/newsroom/in-the-news/long-island-sound-is-a-fight-worth-the-engagement Remember to RSVP for Tuesday's event to: Max Goldman Senior Outreach Assistant U.S. Senator Chris Murphy 860 917 1742 Hope to see you at the Citizens Summit on Friday and sending best wishes for a Happy Memorial Day! Sandy (203) 804-0488

Event Date: May 31, 2016

For more information go to https://www.dropbox.com/s/imkrpuqik2rpxkb/LIS%20Plan_FINAL.pdf?dl=0

(posted May 27, 2016, number 639) Water Trail: no

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River Cleanup Funds Available from The Last Green Valley

Cleanup Funds Available Posted February 4, 2016 By Lois TLGV is once again looking for people who care about this beautiful place we call home. TLGV will provide funds to nonprofit organizations and municipal, regional, state or federal agencies that sponsor a 2016 town-wide, park, or river cleanup in the region. Last year, 1,714 volunteers from 26 different groups removed more than 54,770 pounds of trash from our rivers, parks, and roadways! TLGV will reimburse organizations up to $500 for expenses like publicity, cleanup supplies such as trash bags and work gloves, and food for volunteers. TLGV will also help publicize the event and work with each organization to recruit more volunteers.

Event Date: June 1, 2016

For more information go to http://thelastgreenvalley.org/cleanup-funds-available/

(posted May 1, 2016, number 145) Water Trail: no

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Cedar Lake Practice

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 Cedar Lake Boat Launch Bishop Rd., Chester, CT

A casual gathering of paddlers most Wednesdays during the warm months on Cedar Lake in Chester, CT. No formal instruction is offered, but there are often friendly folks willing to help with whatever skills you might be looking to learn or refine. This is a very relaxed environment with much floating about and chatting. People start to show up around 4pm and most will stay on the water until they get tired, cold, hungry or it starts getting dark. Arrive anytime, we're easy to find - usually at the far end of the lake. All are welcome.

Paddling is typically followed by a simple Potluck in the parking lot. Bring a chair and a snack to share. On shorter or colder days, we often go for pizza.

Be sure to check the Connyak Bulletin Board for possible cancellations during the season (http://www.connyak.org/cgi-bin/BBS.pl/)

Cedar Lake Practice Wed Jun 8 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Jun 15 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Jun 22 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Jun 29 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Sep 7 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Oct 5 4:00 PM

Event Date: June 1, 2016

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/ConnYak-Connecticut-Sea-Kayakers/events/230824050/

(posted May 24, 2016, number 201) Water Trail: yes

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ConnYak Lake Wintergreen Practice Sessions

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 4:30 PM West Rock State Park -Lake Wintergreen Parking Area 53 Main Street, Hamden, CT

Every Wednesday night at Lake Wintergreen in Hamden. Launch from the Lake Wintergreen entrance to West Rock State Park on Main Street. Starting at 4:30 pm and continue until dark. Arrive at any time. Novices welcome. Practice includes anything you want from paddling to rolling. Be sure to check the ConnYak Bulletin Board for possible cancellations: (http://www.connyak.org/cgi-bin/BBS.pl/)

DIRECTIONS: From the Wilbur Cross Parkway/Rte 15 (N or S) Exit 60, Dixwell St, take a right off the ramp. Proceed to first light (Benham Street) and take a right. Go to the end and take a left on Main Street. Main St will take a sharp curve to the left and the access to the parking lot will be on the right. APRES PADDLE: Pizza in Hamden Plaza

Lake Wintergreen Practice Sessions Wed Jun 1 4:30 PM
Lake Wintergreen Practice Sessions Wed Jun 8 4:30 PM
Lake Wintergreen Practice Sessions Wed Jun 15 4:30 PM
Lake Wintergreen Practice Sessions Wed Jun 22, 4:30 PM
Lake Wintergreen Practice Sessions Wed Jun 29, 4:30 PM
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Lake Wintergreen Practice Sessions Wed Sep 7, 4:30 PM
Lake Wintergreen Practice Sessions Wed Sep 14, 4:30 PM
Lake Wintergreen Practice Sessions Wed Sep 21, 4:30 PM
Lake Wintergreen Practice Sessions Wed Sep 28, 4:30 PM

Event Date: June 1, 2016

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/ConnYak-Connecticut-Sea-Kayakers/events/231093727/

(posted May 24, 2016, number 110) Water Trail: yes

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James L. Goodwin State Forest/Pine Acres Pond

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 5:30 PM James L. Goodwin State Forest 23 Potter Road, Hampton, CT (map) https://www.facebook.com/paddlekillingly Nice flat-water paddling on a 190-acre lake in Hampton, CT. For more information go to http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?A=2686&Q=384252. For more information about the James L. Goodwin State Forest, go to http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?A=2716&Q=437244 Watch for turnoff to boat launch on Potter Road north of Route 6. The address 23 Potter Rd. Hampton, CT, in your GPS should get you close. Required equipment: PFD, 10-foot length of rope, whistle, headlamp/flashlight

Event Date: June 1, 2016

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/PaddleKillingly/events/228165259/

(posted May 27, 2016, number 420) Water Trail: yes

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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) Water Trail: yes

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Historic 25th Annual Long Island Citizen’s Summit

Registration for the Historic 25th Annual Long Island Sound Citizens Summit is now open! The Summit will be held on Friday, June 3rd at Stony Brook University's Student Activities Center. The 25th Annual Long Island Sound Citizens Summit will focus on the very citizens who are taking action to protect the Sound. We will celebrate their efforts, roll out new innovative tools for understanding the Sound's health, and dedicate an entire afternoon of workshops to citizen science monitoring, data analysis, and communicating science with clarity and impact. For more information and to register, visit: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event… Early registration rates will end on April 15th. The summit is being organized by Save the Sound, Connecticut Fund for the Environment, Long Island Sound Study, New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC), School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, and the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science.

Event Date: June 3, 2016

For more information go to http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ecdmlnuk4bc2704d&llr=vpnrezcab

(posted March 28, 2016, number 286) Water Trail: no

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Clean Water Action's Spring Celebration

Fri, Jun 03, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Taking Action for our Communities: A Spring Celebration Don’t miss our June celebration and fund-raiser at Indian Springs Golf Club. We’ll honor the great work of community activists who are protecting our water and communities, pushing for clean energy solutions, working to get toxic chemicals out of our everyday products, and more. Join us to celebrate these leaders with a locally sourced, seasonal dinner, home baked desserts, and cash bar. There is a tour of the golf club's new 48-kW solar array that now powers at 6pm. Stay through dessert for a soulful saxophone performance by Jack Riotte. Tickets $40/ person, $200 for a table of 6. Event Location Indian Springs Golf Club 132 Mack Road Middlefield, CT 06455

Event Date: June 3, 2016

For more information go to https://org.salsalabs.com/o/2155/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=91089

(posted May 27, 2016, number 137) Water Trail: no

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Trail Repair Project at Weir Farm in Celebration of Trails Day

Saturday, June 4. Trail Repair Project at Weir Farm in Celebration of Trails Day. Sponsored by Weir Farm, NRWA, the Ridgefield Conservation Commission, and the Norwalk River Valley Trail Planning Committee. Wear sturdy walking shoes and bring water. Weir Farm is on Nod Hill Road in Wilton. Free but registration is required. Call 203-834-1896 ext. 28 for more information and to sign up.

Event Date: June 4, 2016

For more information go to http://www.norwalkriver.org/events.htm

(posted March 28, 2016, number 167) Water Trail: No

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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) Water Trail: yes

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Chapman Pond Paddle - CT Trails Day Event

Saturday, June 4, 2016, 9:30 AM - 1 PM

Meeting Place: State boat launch at the Hadlyme Ferry in East Haddam off Route 148 near Gillette Castle State Park.

Sponsored by: Meshomasic Hiking Club

We will paddle 1 mile up the Connecticut River near the eastern shore, then another mile up the creek leading to Chapman Pond. After exploring the pond we will explore islands in the area. Wear a PFD and appropriate clothing for paddling. Also bring footwear for walking on uneven ground. Total Distance: 5 miles

Pre-registration is REQUIRED. Contact Tony Razel, 860-490-5584 or arazel@comcast.net.

Event Date: June 4, 2016

For more information go to http://ctwoodlands.org/ct-trails-weekend/events-2016

(posted May 13, 2016, number 125) Water Trail: yes

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Paddle on Pine Acres Pond, Hampton - CT Trails Day Event

Paddle Around Pine Acres Pond at Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, Hampton

Saturday, June 4, 2016, 1-hour, 45-minute paddles, every hour on the hour between 10 AM - 1 PM

Meeting Place: Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd, Hampton, CT 06247

Sponsored by: Friends of Goodwin Forest, CT DEEP, and CFPA

Join wildlife biologist Dale May for a canoe trip on the scenic Pine Acres Pond. We will look for wildlife and aquatic plants, and discuss the ecology of the pond. Canoes, paddles, life vests and instruction will be provided, or bring your own equipment! Wearing of flotation devices is required.

Rain cancels. Pre-registration is recommended. Contact Beth Rhines, 860-455-9534 or brhines@ctwoodlands.org

Event Date: June 4, 2016

For more information go to http://ctwoodlands.org/ct-trails-weekend/events-2016

(posted May 13, 2016, number 127) Water Trail: yes

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Paddle at Sherwood Island State Park, Westport - CT Trails Day Event

Paddle at Sherwood Island State Park, Westport

Saturday, June 4, 2016, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Meeting Place: On the beach at the end of the East Beach parking lot, past the Nature Center. Turn left at East Beach; parking lot is adjacent to the Nature Center

Sponsored by: Friends of Sherwood Island State Park

Join us for a morning paddle as we explore the Sherwood Island shoreline. The event begins with a safety check & demonstration on the beach for life vest fit, seaworthy vessel, emergency gear (whistle or horn required). Then we'll paddle the length of the island shoreline, west to the entrance of the Mill Pond and east past the Park boundary to Frost Point. We'll ride the rising tide into the salt marsh behind the Park (high tide is at 11:21), then return to our launch point on the open beach. Your guide will point out birds along the way and show you how to safely exit and enter your kayak from deep water just off the beach. Optional: waterproof binoculars.

Pre-registration is appreciated. Contact Alison Rivard, 203-955-1943 or alisonrivard5@gmail.com

Event Date: June 4, 2016

For more information go to http://ctwoodlands.org/ct-trails-weekend/events-2016

(posted May 13, 2016, number 134) Water Trail: yes

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Paddle the Shetucket River, Windham - CT Trails Day Event

Paddle the Shetucket River, Windham

Saturday, June 4, 2016, 8 AM - 2 PM

Meeting Place: Shetucket Park at Plains Road in Windham

Sponsored by: The Last Green Valley

Paddle the Shetucket River from Windham to Sprague. A day-long paddle of almost 10 miles starting at Shetucket River Park on Plains Road in Windham and ending at Sprague River Park in Sprague. This paddle includes a relatively easy portage at the Scotland dam, where we will stop to rest and lunch. From there we'll paddle the last stretch to the takeout at Sprague River Park. Participants must have paddle experience. All participants must have their own canoe or kayak, and a PFD (life preserver) must be worn at all times.

Rain cancels. Pre-registration is REQUIRED. Contact Bill Reid, 860-774-3300 or bill@tlgv.org

Event Date: June 4, 2016

For more information go to http://ctwoodlands.org/ct-trails-weekend/events-2016

(posted May 13, 2016, number 135) Water Trail: yes

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Boat Builders Meet at the Beach

Saturday, June 4, 2016 10:00 AM Bluff Point Depot Road, Groton, CT Park in the lot and look for the kayaks The annual "Meet at the Beach" is a gathering of kayak builders who come together to show what they have made over the winter. This year it will be held in conjunction with the Connyak picnic. There will be boat builders exchanging ideas and testing kayaks, and kayakers kayaking as well as people eating. Bring the kayak you built yourself, or one you bought. Bring some food to share and/or boats to share. People will start gathering around 10am and things are winding down by 3pm. Come anytime.

Event Date: June 4, 2016

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/Tuesday-Night-Paddle/events/231165281/?_af=event&_af_eid=231165281&https=off

(posted May 23, 2016, number 251) Water Trail: yes

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CT Trails Day Paddle & Safety Demo at Sherwood Island

Saturday, June 4, 2016 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM Sherwood Island State Park Nature Center East Beach Drive, Westport, CT (edit map) Join Coastal Kayak instructor Michele Sorensen for an exploration of Sherwood Island State Park shoreline and salt marsh, followed by safety demos. Free trip, no admission fee to park for CT Trails Day attendees. Note: I'm finishing up a half hour earlier than time posted elsewhere so people can attend the 12:30 archaeology walk. Water is cool, so dress for water, not air temperature. I need helpers. Let me know if you can assist. Park in front of the beach across from the Nature Center.

Event Date: June 4, 2016

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/StamfordKayakGroup/events/231408057/

(posted May 26, 2016, number 375) Water Trail: yes

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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) Water Trail: yes

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Family Paddle to Chapman Pond - CT Trails Day Event

Family Paddle to Chapman Pond on the Connecticut River

Sunday, June 5, 2016, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Meeting Place: Goodspeed Boat Launch in East Haddam

Sponsored by: Connecticut River Museum

You must provide your own canoe or kayak, safety equipment including Personal Floatation Devices and water and a snack are recommended. We will pass two small islands in the CT River and explore the natural history of Chapman Pond and the surrounding area. Binoculars are recommended. Total Distance: 4-5 miles

Rain cancels. Pre-registration is REQUIRED. Contact Bill Yule, 860-767-8269 or byule@ctrivermuseum.org

Event Date: June 5, 2016

For more information go to http://ctwoodlands.org/ct-trails-weekend/events-2016

(posted May 13, 2016, number 126) Water Trail: yes

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Paddle at Charles E. Wheeler Marsh WMA - CT Trails Day Event

Paddle at Charles E. Wheeler Wildlife Management Area, Milford

Sunday, June 5, 2016, 10 AM - 12:30 PM

Meeting Place: CT Audubon Coastal Center, 1 Milford Point Road, Milford,

Sponsored by: Connecticut Audubon Society (CAS) Coastal Center at Milford Point and City of Milford

Enjoy a guided tour of the 750-acre Charles E. Wheeler Salt Marsh at Milford Point. Staff and volunteers from the Connecticut Audubon Society (CAS) Coastal Center at Milford Point a will lead this paddle exploring this Wildlife Management Area that is steeped in local history. The marsh offers an abundance of birds, other wildlife, and beautiful vistas. Bring sunscreen, water, a snack, and wear shoes that can get wet. A limited number of canoes is available that include life vests and paddles for a fee from CAS. A limited number of paddlers are also welcome to bring their own boats, PFDs and paddles. The number of paddlers is limited. Everyone must register to attend. Life vests / PFDs are required for all. Sign-in and safety orientation for all preregistered paddlers starts at 10 a.m.

Rain cancels. Pre-registration is REQUIRED. Contact Louise Crocco, 203-878-7440 or lcrocco@ctaudubon.org

Event Date: June 5, 2016

For more information go to http://ctwoodlands.org/ct-trails-weekend/events-2016

(posted May 13, 2016, number 128) Water Trail: yes

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Flatwater Paddle on Housatonic River, North Canaan - CT Trails Day Event

Paddle at Charles E. Wheeler Wildlife Management Area, Milford

Sunday, June 5, 2016, 11 AM - 2 PM

Meeting Place: the Mason’s Lodge at 310 Salisbury Road/Route 44 in North Canaan

Sponsored by: Lost Art Workshops

Join us for a fun canoe/kayak outing on a 5-mile, meandering, flatwater stretch on the Housatonic River. Great for beginners and families with some paddling experience. We will paddle from the Mason’s Lodge down to the hydroelectric dam on Housatonic River Road in Salisbury. Bring snacks, beverages, sunscreen, bug stuff, etc. Provide your own canoe or kayak; we will coordinate transportation. If you need a boat, please register early so we can help you find one. Paddlers are invited for a cookout afterwards. Bring food to share. We will have a gas grill and facilities available.

Rain cancels. Pre-registration is RECOMMENDED. Contact Joe Brien, 860-824-5599 or jbrien@snet.net

Event Date: June 5, 2016

For more information go to http://ctwoodlands.org/ct-trails-weekend/events-2016

(posted May 13, 2016, number 129) Water Trail: yes

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Paddle on Oyster River, Old Saybrook - CT Trails Day Event

Paddle on the Oyster River, Old Saybrook

Sunday, June 5, 2016, 10 AM - 12 PM

Meeting Place: Launch under the bridge of Route 1, behind the produce stand, at Ingham Hill Road, Old Saybrook

Sponsored by: Old Saybrook Parks and Recreation (OSPR)

Join us at the salt marsh as we explore the Oyster River and head out to the Long Island Sound for a break and beautiful view. Bring your kayak, row boat, canoe, or paddle bike. This paddle tour should last about 2 hours and will cover roughly 4 miles of water trails. A personal flotation device is required.

Rain cancels. Pre-registration is appreciated. Contact Jonathan Paradis, 860-395-3152 or Jonathan.Paradis@OldSaybrookCT.gov

Event Date: June 5, 2016

For more information go to http://ctwoodlands.org/ct-trails-weekend/events-2016

(posted May 13, 2016, number 130) Water Trail: yes

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Paddle on Shetucket River, Sprague - CT Trails Day Event

Paddle on the Shetucket River, Sprague

Sunday, June 5, 2016, 9 AM - 12 PM

Meeting Place: Sprague River Park on the Shetucket River in Sprague

Sponsored by: The Last Green Valley

Paddle the Shetucket River from Sprague to the Taftville section of Norwich. This is a relatively easy, mostly flat water paddle of just over 4 miles. There is a relatively easy portage at the Occum Dam in the Occum section of Norwich. Participants must have paddle experience, their own canoe or kayak and a PFD (life preserver) must be worn at all times.

Rain cancels. Pre-registration is REQUIRED. Contact Bill Reid, 860-774-3300 or bill@tlgv.org

Event Date: June 5, 2016

For more information go to http://ctwoodlands.org/ct-trails-weekend/events-2016

(posted May 13, 2016, number 131) Water Trail: yes

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Paddle Wethersfield Cove and CT River, Wethersfield - CT Trails Day Event

Paddle Wethersfield Cove and the CT River, Wethersfield

Sunday, June 5, 2016, 9 - 11 AM

Meeting Place: boat launch on the Wethersfield Cove; 540 Main Street, Wethersfield

Sponsored by: Great Meadows Conservation Trust and Connecticut River Watershed Council

Experienced Paddlers. Limit 20 boats. Join the Connecticut River Watershed Council Lower River Steward Alicea Charamut and GMCT’s Tim Lewis. Launch in scenic Wethersfield Cove, paddle upriver to Hartford and back. Explore the beauty of the river — view eagles, ospreys, learn about clean water efforts. Life vests are required. Suggested donation to cover insurance fee: $5.

Heavy rain or high water cancels. Pre-registration is REQUIRED. Contact Jim Woodworth, 860-808-9968 or info@gmct.org

Event Date: June 5, 2016

For more information go to http://ctwoodlands.org/ct-trails-weekend/events-2016

(posted May 13, 2016, number 132) Water Trail: yes

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Paddle Wethersfield Cove Wethersfield - CT Trails Day Event

Paddle Wethersfield Cove, Wethersfield

Sunday, June 5, 2016, 10 - 11:30 AM

Meeting Place: Wethersfield Cove boat launch, 550 Main Street, Wethersfield

Sponsored by: Great Meadows Conservation Trust and Connecticut River Watershed Council

Novice paddlers. Limit 20 boats. Join Boy Scout leader Denis Walter and GMCT’s Paul Woodworth in a paddle around the Cove. Explore the north side of the Cove and Folly Brook. View birdlife and learn about clean water efforts. Suggested donation to cover insurance Fee: $5.

Heavy rain or high water cancels. Pre-registration is REQUIRED. Contact Jim Woodworth, 860-808-9968 or info@gmct.org

Event Date: June 5, 2016

For more information go to http://ctwoodlands.org/ct-trails-weekend/events-2016

(posted May 13, 2016, number 133) Water Trail: yes

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French River, North Grosvenordale (Thompson)

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 5:30 PM French River Route 12 Access 1017 Riverside Dr. (Rte. 12), North Grosvenordale (Thompson), CT This is an out and back flatwater trip, about 3 miles We'll go from the Route 12 launch north to the mill site at Wilsonville road and back. As the river narrows we will be paddling against the current but depending on flow it is manageable by most. This wide section of the river is also called North Grosvenordale Pond. This address--1017 Riverside Dr. (Rte. 12), N. Grosvenordale. CT--will get you to the launch site. It is behind the Knights of Columbus Hall. The French River is about 25 miles long, with 18 of those in Massachusetts. It enters Connecticut near Webster, MA, and joins the Quinebaug River at Thompson, CT. Required equipment: PFD, 10-foot length of rope, whistle, headlamp/flashlight

Event Date: June 7, 2016

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/PaddleKillingly/events/228232767/

(posted May 27, 2016, number 264) Water Trail: yes

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Cedar Lake Practice

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 Cedar Lake Boat Launch Bishop Rd., Chester, CT

A casual gathering of paddlers most Wednesdays during the warm months on Cedar Lake in Chester, CT. No formal instruction is offered, but there are often friendly folks willing to help with whatever skills you might be looking to learn or refine. This is a very relaxed environment with much floating about and chatting. People start to show up around 4pm and most will stay on the water until they get tired, cold, hungry or it starts getting dark. Arrive anytime, we're easy to find - usually at the far end of the lake. All are welcome.

Paddling is typically followed by a simple Potluck in the parking lot. Bring a chair and a snack to share. On shorter or colder days, we often go for pizza.

Be sure to check the Connyak Bulletin Board for possible cancellations during the season (http://www.connyak.org/cgi-bin/BBS.pl/)

Cedar Lake Practice Wed Jun 15 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Jun 22 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Jun 29 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Sep 7 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Oct 5 4:00 PM

Event Date: June 8, 2016

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/ConnYak-Connecticut-Sea-Kayakers/events/231092536/

(posted May 24, 2016, number 152) Water Trail: yes

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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) Water Trail: yes

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Cocktails and Clams, Harbor Watch

Saturday, June 11, 5-7PM. Cocktails and Clams, Harbor Watch. In celebration of clean water and the work Harbor Watch does to protect Long Island Sound, join Harbor Watch for Cocktails & Clams dockside at Norm Bloom & Son’s oyster processing facility. Unlimited raw bar straight off the fishing boat. Signature cocktails, wine & beer. Live music. Adults only. Please enter at 22 Cove Avenue in Norwalk. Tickets available at Earthplace.org.

Event Date: June 11, 2016

For more information go to http://norwalkriver.org/events/

(posted March 28, 2016, number 178) Water Trail: No

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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) Water Trail: yes

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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) Water Trail: yes

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NHS Second Saturday Walks – Kayak Tour

June 11 at 10:30 AM - noon

Thayer’s Marine, 47 Falls Ave., Norwich, CT

Please join us as we kayak up the Yantic River guided by the knowledgeable Alderman Tucker Braddock. You’ll get to see Uncas Leap and the Yantic River like you’ve never seen before! Please wear appropriate shoes and clothing. FREE.

Event Date: June 11, 2016

For more information go to http://thelastgreenvalley.org/calendar2/nhs-second-saturday-walks-kayak-tour/

(posted May 11, 2016, number 124) Water Trail: yes

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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) Water Trail: yes

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June meeting with Candlewood Lake presentation/speake­r

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Brookfield town hall 100 Pocono Rd., Brookfield, CT We will start with a short business meeting at 7:00 pm. At 7:30 we will have a speaker from the Candlewood Lake Authority tell us all about Candlewood Lake: places to launch and paddle, things to see, wildlife, and current environmental and water quality issues. Bring any questions you have about Candlewood Lake! Please RSVP for this meeting. We want to have a good crowd for our speaker. Invite friends from other paddle groups.

Event Date: June 14, 2016

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/HVPC-Housatonic-Valley-Paddle-Club/events/230523080/?_af=event&_af_eid=230523080&https=off

(posted May 23, 2016, number 723) Water Trail: yes

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Hopeville Pond Paddle

June 15, 2016, 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Flatwater paddling on Hopeville Pond, Griswold, CT. Hopeville Pond is a widened 3 mile section of the Pachaug River that offers pleasant and relaxing paddling.

It is in Hopeville Pond State Park http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2716&q=325218

Directions:

Hopeville Pond State Park. Take rt 395 old exit 86. Go east on rt 201, following signs to Hopeville State Park.

The boat launch is in the campground area, then to the right, NOT at the beach.

Required equipment: PFD, 10-foot length of rope, whistle, headlamp/flashlight

Event Date: June 15, 2016

For more information go to http://thelastgreenvalley.org/calendar2/hopeville-pond-paddle-2/

(posted May 4, 2016, number 117) Water Trail: yes

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ConnYak Cedar Lake Practice

Wednesday, June , 2016 Cedar Lake Boat Launch Bishop Rd., Chester, CT

A casual gathering of paddlers most Wednesdays during the warm months on Cedar Lake in Chester, CT. No formal instruction is offered, but there are often friendly folks willing to help with whatever skills you might be looking to learn or refine. This is a very relaxed environment with much floating about and chatting. People start to show up around 4pm and most will stay on the water until they get tired, cold, hungry or it starts getting dark. Arrive anytime, we're easy to find - usually at the far end of the lake. All are welcome.

Paddling is typically followed by a simple Potluck in the parking lot. Bring a chair and a snack to share. On shorter or colder days, we often go for pizza.

Be sure to check the Connyak Bulletin Board for possible cancellations during the season (http://www.connyak.org/cgi-bin/BBS.pl/)

Cedar Lake Practice Wed Jun 22 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Jun 29 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Sep 7 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Oct 5 4:00 PM

Event Date: June 15, 2016

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/ConnYak-Connecticut-Sea-Kayakers/events/231281125/

(posted May 24, 2016, number 219) Water Trail: yes

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Regular Wednesday Night Mixed Group Paddle

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 5:30 PM Beach 28 Naugatuck Avenue, Milford, CT

Beach launch. Plenty of free street parking. Plan to be out for an hour or two.

Rentals available- Sit on top kayaks or paddleboards. Reservations required. 203-713-8282 **MUST CALL TO RESERVE. If renting plan to arrive NO LATER THAN 15 minutes early. Scoot & Paddle Rentals

We are on the water by 6

Regular Wednesday Night Mixed Group Paddle Wed Jun 22 5:30 PM
Regular Wednesday Night Mixed Group Paddle Wed Jun 29 5:30 PM
Regular Wednesday Night Mixed Group Paddle Wed Jul 6 5:30 PM
Regular Wednesday Night Mixed Group Paddle Wed Jul 13, 5:30 PM
Regular Wednesday Night Mixed Group Paddle Wed Jul 20, 5:30 PM
Regular Wednesday Night Mixed Group Paddle Wed Jul 27, 5:30 PM
Regular Wednesday Night Mixed Group Paddle Wed Aug 3, 5:30 PM
Regular Wednesday Night Mixed Group Paddle Wed Aug 10, 5:30 PM
Regular Wednesday Night Mixed Group Paddle Wed Aug 17, 5:30 PM
Regular Wednesday Night Mixed Group Paddle Wed Aug 24, 5:30 PM
Regular Wednesday Night Mixed Group Paddle Wed Aug 31, 5:30 PM
Regular Wednesday Night Mixed Group Paddle Wed Sep 7, 5:30 PM
Regular Wednesday Night Mixed Group Paddle Wed Sep 14, 5:30 PM
Regular Wednesday Night Mixed Group Paddle Wed Sep 21, 5:30 PM
Regular Wednesday Night Mixed Group Paddle Wed Sep 28, 5:30 PM
Regular Wednesday Night Mixed Group Paddle Wed Oct 5, 5:30 PM
Regular Wednesday Night Mixed Group Paddle Wed Oct 12, 5:30 PM

Event Date: June 15, 2016

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/New-Haven-and-Fairfield-County-Kayak-Club/events/228776369/

(posted May 26, 2016, number 452) Water Trail: yes

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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) Water Trail: yes

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Great Barrington, MA Heritage Day

GB Heritage Day Saturday, June 18th at 9am Family, Special Events

Call the Mahaiwe Box Office 413-528-0100

All day event: 9am-9pm GB Heritage Day celebrates the Housatonic River and watershed, as well as the region’s agriculture, industry and culture — showcasing the spirit of independence that has made Great Barrington such a vibrant place for more than 250 years.

$5 buttons are available at the Mahaiwe Theater offering access to all events. Reservations are encouraged by calling the box office at 413.528.0100; there is limited capacity for many tours.

Schedule of Events:

9am – Exploring our Watershed with Christine Ward, Rachel Fletcher, and Dennis Regan; Registration at 8:45am at the Mahaiwe. Climb our Hills into History / Walk Along the River’s Edge / Paddle Through Time

Rate: Vigorous…Highlights: ice industry / electricity innovations (William Stanley) / agriculture / mills and dams / environmental justice and civil rights (W.E.B. Du Bois) / the river in pre-colonial, industrial, and present times / natural resource protection

9am: 3.5-mile Great Barrington loop hike. Beginning at the Mahaiwe, we will walk up Castle Hill to Lake Mansfield, take the Lake Mansfield Conservation Forest Trails to Welcome Street, and across 41 to George Street (beside the Housatonic R.) We will continue to downtown GB and enter the River Walk Upstream Entrance

9am and 1pm: River Walk tours to the W.E.B. Du Bois River Park. Enter upstream at 195 Main Street.

11:15am: Snack at the Du Bois River Garden Park; Explore Du Bois: Champion of Rivers interpretative exhibit

12pm: Canoe paddle to Sheffield covered bridge*

*Join us for this family–friendly 6.6-mile paddle. We’ll paddle from Bridge Street, Great Barrington to the Covered Bridge in Sheffield. Enjoy a meandering stretch of the Housatonic River with mostly flat easy flowing water. Get your family out for a day of river exploration! Stop for a lunch break at the confluence with the Green River. Bring water to drink, lunch, and enthusiasm. Shuttle ride back to put-in location available. Suitable for ages 10yrs+. We supply canoes, PFDs, paddles, and leaders. For safety concerns, registration is available for 14 people, with an additional spot for 8 people in their own boats. For additional information call the Housatonic Valley Association at 413/394-9796.

3:00pm: Transportation provided back to the Mahaiwe

9am – Bike Tour with Chris Rembold: Historic Highlights of Great Barrington and Housatonic Village

2.5 hours, 13 miles, rolling terrain, quick stops at sites of interest (including downtown sites, the Henry Knox Trail, Rising Mill, Monument Mills, Guthrie Center, Newsboy Monument, Mahaiwe Cemetery) and time for a longer tour of the Truman Wheeler Farmstead. Start and end at the Mahaiwe Theater on Castle Street. After the ride, grab a bite to eat at the downtown Great Barrington Farmer’s Market on Church Street.

9am-11am – Photo Walk at Great Barrington Fairgrounds with Bruce Panock and Lynnette Najimy

Photographers Bruce Panock and Lynnette Najimy will lead a walking tour of the Great Barrington Fairgrounds from 9am - 11am. The walk is geared towards the amateur photographer; enjoy the fairgrounds' many visually interesting nature, landscape, and historically significant photo opportunities under the guidance of two professional photographers, who will share their expertise as well as some of the history and lore of this historic site. Please note that due to safety considerations, access to buildings and structures is not permitted at the Fairgrounds and will not be allowed during the tour. Participants should wear clothing and footwear appropriate for walking in tall grass and bring insect repellent and a camera. Limited to 20 participants. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

9:30am – “An Alternative History Tour of Downtown Great Barrington” with Bernard A. Drew

1.5 hour sidewalk tour starting from Mahaiwe Theatre and looking at aspects of town history not widely known. Will look at the theater, where Blackstone the Magician appeared; the Berkshire Block, where Henry D.D. Roland, “The Human Fly,” scaled the outside wall in 1925; Town Hall, where the police chief’s patrol car, left idling one day in 1921, rolled into the street…; a stone wall, Great Barrington’s first public works project; an abandoned section of the original New England Fur Trail through town, on which three regiments of Scottish Highlander soldiers marched in 1757 on their way to Fort Carrillon and more.

10am; 11am; 12pm; 1pm – Truman Wheeler Farmstead, home of the GB Historical Society. Guided One Hour Tours

One hour tours of the House and Farm of Revolutionary War patriot Captain Truman Wheeler. Truman Wheeler Farmstead, 817 South Main Street.

10am – Great Barrington's Urban Forest

Take a tour of downtown Great Barrington’s urban forest, past and present, with Massachusetts Certified Arborist Tom Ingersoll. See the 50-inch American elm tree at Town Hall, the last of the historic street trees planted in the 1800s, the 52-inch Sugar Maple at St. James Place, and other significant trees in downtown. Learn about the new trees planted as part of the Main Street project, with highlights about the variety of species and their traits. Tour begins at the Mahaiwe Theater at 10:00 AM. Approx. one hour. Easy walking, wheelchair accessible. Starts and ends at the Mahaiwe.

10am – Classic Movie at the Mahaiwe Theater: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) (G)

12pm-1pm – Lunch Talk at the Great Barrington Farmers' Market with Alice Maggio, Susan Witt, Harry Conklin and others. The Story of Indian Line Farm: the birthplace of Community Supported Agriculture and an unconventional approach to land tenure. Church Street, downtown Great Barrington.

12pm and 1pm – Behind the Scenes at the Mahaiwe Theater

With Maia Robbins-Zust and Paul Kakley

12pm – W.E.B. Du Bois Homesite Guided Tour with David Glassberg and Camesha Scruggs

Explore the life and legacy of Great Barrington’s native son, W.E.B. Du Bois. Free, guided walking tour of the Du Bois Homesite, Route 23, Great Barrington.

Open to the public, no limit on participants, no pre-registration required – just arrive and enjoy. More information www.duboisNHS.org or email: info@duboisNHS.org

1pm – “How to Find Iron Industry History in the Woods” with Bernard A. Drew

2+ hour hike from Fountain Pond on Threemile Hill Trail, with some bushwhacking on an old charcoal road. Participants will learn about 19th century iron industry and the manufacture of charcoal in the woods. Charcoal was used at the iron furnace in VanDeusenville until it closed in the 1890s. Walk is suitable for families. Walk is uphill, moderate terrain, wear good hiking shoes, dress against ticks.

2pm – Onstage Story Circle

Guided reminiscences with Barby Cardillo at the Mahaiwe

4pm – Classic Movie at the Mahaiwe Theater: King Kong (1933) (PG-13)

5pm-7:30pm – Restaurant Specials, Food for Sale, Music, and Tastings

7pm – Classic Movie at the Mahaiwe Theater: Pretty Poison (1968) (R)

Collaborators include: BerkShares, Great Barrington Fairgrounds, Great Barrington Farmer's Market, Great Barrington Historical Society, Great Barrington Land Conservancy, Great Barrington Trails and Greenways, Housatonic Heritage, Housatonic Valley Association, Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce, W.E.B.Du Bois National Historic Site, and the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center.

Event Date: June 18, 2016

For more information go to http://www.mahaiwe.org/GB%20Heritage%20Day%202

(posted May 26, 2016, number 329) Water Trail: yes

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Mansfield Hollow (North) Paddle

June 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This is a leisurely paddle north from the launch to explore up the Mt. Hope and Fenton rivers as far as we can get and then back to the launch. Approximately two hours.

GPS address is 295 Bassett Bridge Rd, Mansfield Center, CT 06250

Required equipment: PFD, 10-foot length of rope, whistle, headlamp/flashlight

https://www.facebook.com/paddlekillingly

Required equipment: PFD, 10-foot length of rope, whistle, headlamp/flashlight

Event Date: June 21, 2016

For more information go to http://thelastgreenvalley.org/calendar2/hopeville-pond-paddle-2/

(posted May 4, 2016, number 118) Water Trail: yes

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International Conference on River Connectivity (Fish Passage 2016)

Fish Passage 2016 International Conference on River Connectivity June 20-22, 2016 University of Massachusetts Amherst (USA) The 2016 International Conference on River Connectivity (Fish Passage 2016) promises to be an important international forum for researchers and practitioners to exchange findings and experiences on fish passage issues. Fish Passage 2016 will be of interest to researchers, educators, practitioners, funders, and regulators who have an interest in advancements in technical fishways, nature-like fishways, stream restoration and stabilization, dam removal, road ecology, and the myriad of funding, safety, climate change, and other social issues surrounding connectivity projects. This is a three-day conference with concurrent sessions in engineering, biology, management and monitoring techniques. The conference will also feature plenary talks, professional networking opportunities, and a poster session. Independently offered short courses, workshops and tours will be available immediately before and/or after the conference.

Event Date: June 22, 2016

For more information go to https://fishpassage.umass.edu/

(posted April 4, 2016, number 155) Water Trail: No

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ConnYak Cedar Lake Practice

Wednesday, June 22 , 2016 Cedar Lake Boat Launch Bishop Rd., Chester, CT

A casual gathering of paddlers most Wednesdays during the warm months on Cedar Lake in Chester, CT. No formal instruction is offered, but there are often friendly folks willing to help with whatever skills you might be looking to learn or refine. This is a very relaxed environment with much floating about and chatting. People start to show up around 4pm and most will stay on the water until they get tired, cold, hungry or it starts getting dark. Arrive anytime, we're easy to find - usually at the far end of the lake. All are welcome.

Paddling is typically followed by a simple Potluck in the parking lot. Bring a chair and a snack to share. On shorter or colder days, we often go for pizza.

Be sure to check the Connyak Bulletin Board for possible cancellations during the season (http://www.connyak.org/cgi-bin/BBS.pl/)

Cedar Lake Practice Wed Jun 29 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Sep 7 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Oct 5 4:00 PM

Event Date: June 22, 2016

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

(posted May 24, 2016, number 218) Water Trail: yes

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HVA Beginner's Paddle, South Lee MA

Wednesday, June 22 Beginner's Paddle, South Lee Time: 3 – 6pm Trip Length: 1 - 2 miles Level: Beginner This trip is for the absolute beginner! Learn the basics of paddling on this flat, pond-like stretch of the Housatonic River. After some instruction on land, we’ll launch and practice various strokes while becoming comfortable with maneuvering the canoe. We’ll paddle upstream and back again to enjoy views of Beartown Mountain. Canoes, paddles and PFD's provided. Trip information provided upon completion of registration. Suitable for children 9 years+. Please register by calling HVA at 413-394-9796 or send an email to adixon@hvatoday.org.

Event Date: June 22, 2016

For more information go to http://hvatoday.org/events-and-news/events/show/free-paddle-trips

(posted May 26, 2016, number 366) Water Trail: yes

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Regular Wednesday Night Mixed Group Paddle

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 5:30 PM Beach 28 Naugatuck Avenue, Milford, CT

Beach launch. Plenty of free street parking. Plan to be out for an hour or two.

Rentals available- Sit on top kayaks or paddleboards. Reservations required. 203-713-8282 **MUST CALL TO RESERVE. If renting plan to arrive NO LATER THAN 15 minutes early. Scoot & Paddle Rentals

We are on the water by 6

Regular Wednesday Night Mixed Group Paddle Wed Jun 29 5:30 PM
Regular Wednesday Night Mixed Group Paddle Wed Jul 6 5:30 PM
Regular Wednesday Night Mixed Group Paddle Wed Jul 13, 5:30 PM
Regular Wednesday Night Mixed Group Paddle Wed Jul 20, 5:30 PM
Regular Wednesday Night Mixed Group Paddle Wed Jul 27, 5:30 PM
Regular Wednesday Night Mixed Group Paddle Wed Aug 3, 5:30 PM
Regular Wednesday Night Mixed Group Paddle Wed Aug 10, 5:30 PM
Regular Wednesday Night Mixed Group Paddle Wed Aug 17, 5:30 PM
Regular Wednesday Night Mixed Group Paddle Wed Aug 24, 5:30 PM
Regular Wednesday Night Mixed Group Paddle Wed Aug 31, 5:30 PM
Regular Wednesday Night Mixed Group Paddle Wed Sep 7, 5:30 PM
Regular Wednesday Night Mixed Group Paddle Wed Sep 14, 5:30 PM
Regular Wednesday Night Mixed Group Paddle Wed Sep 21, 5:30 PM
Regular Wednesday Night Mixed Group Paddle Wed Sep 28, 5:30 PM
Regular Wednesday Night Mixed Group Paddle Wed Oct 5, 5:30 PM
Regular Wednesday Night Mixed Group Paddle Wed Oct 12, 5:30 PM

Event Date: June 22, 2016

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/New-Haven-and-Fairfield-County-Kayak-Club/events/229067887/

(posted May 26, 2016, number 453) Water Trail: yes

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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) Water Trail: yes

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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) Water Trail: yes

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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) Water Trail: yes

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FRWA's Natural Lawn Care Workshop

Farmington River Watershed Association Natural Lawn Care Workshop

Wednesday, June 29, 2016,6-8 PM, Suffield Town Hall

Want to learn more about grubs and ways to control them? Want to know why you have so many dandelions (and crab grasses and other common weeds)? Attend our Lawn Care Workshop and learn all about the answers to these questions and more. The workshop is free and open to the public.

Event Date: June 29, 2016

For more information go to http://frwa.org/newsroom-blog/want-a-greener-lawn-attend-a-natural-lawn-care-workshop/

(posted March 24, 2016, number 103) Water Trail: no

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ConnYak Cedar Lake Practice

Wed Jun 29 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Boat Launch Bishop Rd., Chester, CT

A casual gathering of paddlers most Wednesdays during the warm months on Cedar Lake in Chester, CT. No formal instruction is offered, but there are often friendly folks willing to help with whatever skills you might be looking to learn or refine. This is a very relaxed environment with much floating about and chatting. People start to show up around 4pm and most will stay on the water until they get tired, cold, hungry or it starts getting dark. Arrive anytime, we're easy to find - usually at the far end of the lake. All are welcome.

Paddling is typically followed by a simple Potluck in the parking lot. Bring a chair and a snack to share. On shorter or colder days, we often go for pizza.

Be sure to check the Connyak Bulletin Board for possible cancellations during the season (http://www.connyak.org/cgi-bin/BBS.pl/)

Cedar Lake Practice Wed Sep 7 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Oct 5 4:00 PM

Event Date: June 29, 2016

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

(posted May 24, 2016, number 288) Water Trail: yes

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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) Water Trail: yes

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Paddle Under the Fireworks with NH, Fairfield County Kayak

Friday, July 1, 2016 7:00 PM Gulf Beach Gulf Street, Milford, CT Milford Summer Celebration including bands and fireworks at the harbor. Let paddle around to the sound of the band and get the best seats for the show. Launch at Gulf Beach or Milford Harbor. Last year it was tough finding a spot to park at the harbor. We can leave from Gulf, paddle to island for sunset and paddle in to harbor for fireworks show and head out and around back to beach

Event Date: July 1, 2016

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/New-Haven-and-Fairfield-County-Kayak-Club/events/231295758/

(posted May 26, 2016, number 72) Water Trail: yes

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ConnYak Cedar Lake Practice

July 6, 2016, Cedar Lake Boat Launch Bishop Rd., Chester, CT

A casual gathering of paddlers most Wednesdays during the warm months on Cedar Lake in Chester, CT. No formal instruction is offered, but there are often friendly folks willing to help with whatever skills you might be looking to learn or refine. This is a very relaxed environment with much floating about and chatting. People start to show up around 4pm and most will stay on the water until they get tired, cold, hungry or it starts getting dark. Arrive anytime, we're easy to find - usually at the far end of the lake. All are welcome.

Paddling is typically followed by a simple Potluck in the parking lot. Bring a chair and a snack to share. On shorter or colder days, we often go for pizza.

Be sure to check the Connyak Bulletin Board for possible cancellations during the season (http://www.connyak.org/cgi-bin/BBS.pl/)

Cedar Lake Practice Wed Jul 13 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Jul 20 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Jul 27 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Aug 3, 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Aug 10, 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Aug 17, 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Aug 24, 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Aug 31, 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Sep 7, 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Sep 14, 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Sep 21, 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Sep 28, 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Oct 5 4:00 PM

Event Date: July 6, 2016

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/ConnYak-Connecticut-Sea-Kayakers/events/231092591/

(posted May 24, 2016, number 341) Water Trail: yes

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Hartford Connecticut RiverFest 2016

Riverfest July 9 | 4 to 10 pm, Fireworks at 9pm | Free Mortensen Riverfront Plaza, Hartford Great River Park, East Hartford Riverfest is the largest Independence Day celebration in Connecticut. Riverfest will complimented by the Riverfest Food Truck Festival at Mortensen Riverfront Plaza on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, along with the annual festivities on both sides of the river. Performances and schedules will be announced in late spring. Check back at http://riverfront.org/events/riverfest for more details.

Event Date: July 9, 2016

For more information go to http://riverfront.org/events/riverfest

(posted April 4, 2016, number 698) Water Trail: No

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Green Falls Pond Paddle

July 13, 2016, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Flatwater paddling on Green Falls Pond, a remote body of water that lies within southeastern Connecticut’s sprawling Pachaug State Forest — the largest tract of public land in southern New England. http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?A=2716&Q=325072

The entrance to the Green Falls Area of the Pachaug State Forest is on Route 138.

From I-395 take exit 85 and follow Route 138 east, 8.5 miles to the forest entrance on right.

From Rhode Island take Route 138 west into Connecticut. From RI/CT line travel 1.9 miles to forest entrance on left.

Once in the forest follow the dirt road for 0.8 mile and take left at fork in the road. Continue about 2 miles to boat ramp.

Required equipment: PFD, 10-foot length of rope, whistle, headlamp/flashlight

https://www.facebook.com/paddlekillingly

Event Date: July 13, 2016

For more information go to http://thelastgreenvalley.org/calendar2/hopeville-pond-paddle-2/

(posted May 4, 2016, number 119) Water Trail: yes

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ConnYak Cedar Lake Practice

July 13, 2016, Cedar Lake Boat Launch Bishop Rd., Chester, CT

A casual gathering of paddlers most Wednesdays during the warm months on Cedar Lake in Chester, CT. No formal instruction is offered, but there are often friendly folks willing to help with whatever skills you might be looking to learn or refine. This is a very relaxed environment with much floating about and chatting. People start to show up around 4pm and most will stay on the water until they get tired, cold, hungry or it starts getting dark. Arrive anytime, we're easy to find - usually at the far end of the lake. All are welcome.

Paddling is typically followed by a simple Potluck in the parking lot. Bring a chair and a snack to share. On shorter or colder days, we often go for pizza.

Be sure to check the Connyak Bulletin Board for possible cancellations during the season (http://www.connyak.org/cgi-bin/BBS.pl/)

Cedar Lake Practice Wed Jul 20 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Jul 27 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Aug 3, 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Aug 10, 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Aug 17, 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Aug 24, 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Aug 31, 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Sep 7, 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Sep 14, 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Sep 21, 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Sep 28, 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Oct 5 4:00 PM

Event Date: July 13, 2016

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

(posted May 24, 2016, number 149) Water Trail: yes

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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) Water Trail: yes

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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) Water Trail: yes

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Quaddick Reservoir Moonlight Paddle

July 19, 2016, 7 - 9 pm

Flatwater moonlight paddle on Quaddick Reservoir. A close GPS point is 818 Quaddick Town Farm Road, Thompson, CT. For more information about the State Park, go to: http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2716&q=325252

Required equipment: PFD, 10-foot length of rope, whistle, headlamp/flashlight

https://www.facebook.com/paddlekillingly

Event Date: July 19, 2016

For more information go to http://thelastgreenvalley.org/calendar2/quaddick-reservoir-moonlight-paddle/

(posted May 4, 2016, number 120) Water Trail: yes

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ConnYak Cedar Lake Practice

July 20, 2016, Cedar Lake Boat Launch Bishop Rd., Chester, CT

A casual gathering of paddlers most Wednesdays during the warm months on Cedar Lake in Chester, CT. No formal instruction is offered, but there are often friendly folks willing to help with whatever skills you might be looking to learn or refine. This is a very relaxed environment with much floating about and chatting. People start to show up around 4pm and most will stay on the water until they get tired, cold, hungry or it starts getting dark. Arrive anytime, we're easy to find - usually at the far end of the lake. All are welcome.

Paddling is typically followed by a simple Potluck in the parking lot. Bring a chair and a snack to share. On shorter or colder days, we often go for pizza.

Be sure to check the Connyak Bulletin Board for possible cancellations during the season (http://www.connyak.org/cgi-bin/BBS.pl/)

Cedar Lake Practice Wed Jul 27 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Aug 3, 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Aug 10, 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Aug 17, 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Aug 24, 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Aug 31, 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Sep 7, 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Sep 14, 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Sep 21, 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Sep 28, 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Oct 5 4:00 PM

Event Date: July 20, 2016

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

(posted May 24, 2016, number 290) Water Trail: yes

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Mansfield Hollow (South) Paddle

July 24, 2016, 10 am - 1 pm

Leisurely flatwater paddling. We will go south from the launch point and then up the Natchaug River as far as we can get, then back to the launch. Approximately three hours.

GPS address is 295 Bassett Bridge Rd, Mansfield Center, CT 06250

Required equipment: PFD, 10-foot length of rope, whistle, headlamp/flashlight

https://www.facebook.com/paddlekillingly

Event Date: July 24, 2016

For more information go to http://thelastgreenvalley.org/calendar2/mansfield-hollow-south-paddle/

(posted May 4, 2016, number 121) Water Trail: yes

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Mashapaug Lake (Bigelow Hollow State Park ) Paddle

July 27, 2016, 8:30 pm

Leisurely flatwater paddle on Mashapaug Lake, a 297-acre lake surrounded by Bigelow Hollow State Park and Nipmuck State Forest in the town of Union.

There is a smaller pond at the entrance to the park, this is not the lake. Follow signs to the Boat launch/Mashapaug Lake, once you enter the park.

Entrance to the park is at 288 Bigelow Hollow Dr. Union, CT.

Park Information http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?A=2716&Q=325174 .

Required equipment: PFD, 10-foot length of rope, whistle, headlamp/flashlight

https://www.facebook.com/paddlekillingly

Event Date: July 27, 2016

For more information go to http://thelastgreenvalley.org/calendar2/mashapaug-lake-bigelow-hollow-state-park-paddle/

(posted May 4, 2016, number 122) Water Trail: yes

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ConnYak Cedar Lake Practice

July 27, 2016, Cedar Lake Boat Launch Bishop Rd., Chester, CT

A casual gathering of paddlers most Wednesdays during the warm months on Cedar Lake in Chester, CT. No formal instruction is offered, but there are often friendly folks willing to help with whatever skills you might be looking to learn or refine. This is a very relaxed environment with much floating about and chatting. People start to show up around 4pm and most will stay on the water until they get tired, cold, hungry or it starts getting dark. Arrive anytime, we're easy to find - usually at the far end of the lake. All are welcome.

Paddling is typically followed by a simple Potluck in the parking lot. Bring a chair and a snack to share. On shorter or colder days, we often go for pizza.

Be sure to check the Connyak Bulletin Board for possible cancellations during the season (http://www.connyak.org/cgi-bin/BBS.pl/)

Cedar Lake Practice Wed Aug 3, 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Aug 10, 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Aug 17, 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Aug 24, 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Aug 31, 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Sep 7, 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Sep 14, 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Sep 21, 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Sep 28, 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Oct 5 4:00 PM

Event Date: July 27, 2016

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

(posted May 24, 2016, number 589) Water Trail: yes

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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) Water Trail: yes

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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) Water Trail: yes

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ConnYak Cedar Lake Practice

Aug 3, 2016, Cedar Lake Boat Launch Bishop Rd., Chester, CT

A casual gathering of paddlers most Wednesdays during the warm months on Cedar Lake in Chester, CT. No formal instruction is offered, but there are often friendly folks willing to help with whatever skills you might be looking to learn or refine. This is a very relaxed environment with much floating about and chatting. People start to show up around 4pm and most will stay on the water until they get tired, cold, hungry or it starts getting dark. Arrive anytime, we're easy to find - usually at the far end of the lake. All are welcome.

Paddling is typically followed by a simple Potluck in the parking lot. Bring a chair and a snack to share. On shorter or colder days, we often go for pizza.

Be sure to check the Connyak Bulletin Board for possible cancellations during the season (http://www.connyak.org/cgi-bin/BBS.pl/)

Cedar Lake Practice Wed Aug 10, 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Aug 17, 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Aug 24, 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Aug 31, 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Sep 7, 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Sep 14, 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Sep 21, 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Sep 28, 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Oct 5 4:00 PM

Event Date: August 3, 2016

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

(posted May 24, 2016, number 222) Water Trail: yes

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ConnYak Cedar Lake Practice

Aug , 2016, Cedar Lake Boat Launch Bishop Rd., Chester, CT

A casual gathering of paddlers most Wednesdays during the warm months on Cedar Lake in Chester, CT. No formal instruction is offered, but there are often friendly folks willing to help with whatever skills you might be looking to learn or refine. This is a very relaxed environment with much floating about and chatting. People start to show up around 4pm and most will stay on the water until they get tired, cold, hungry or it starts getting dark. Arrive anytime, we're easy to find - usually at the far end of the lake. All are welcome.

Paddling is typically followed by a simple Potluck in the parking lot. Bring a chair and a snack to share. On shorter or colder days, we often go for pizza.

Be sure to check the Connyak Bulletin Board for possible cancellations during the season (http://www.connyak.org/cgi-bin/BBS.pl/)

Cedar Lake Practice Wed Aug 17, 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Aug 24, 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Aug 31, 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Sep 7, 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Sep 14, 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Sep 21, 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Sep 28, 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Oct 5 4:00 PM

Event Date: August 10, 2016

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

(posted May 24, 2016, number 223) Water Trail: yes

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Roseland Lake and Little River Paddle

August 13, 2016 @ 10 am

This will be an exploratory paddle south from Roseland Lake on the Little River, through Shepherd’s Pond and beyond and back to the launch. Figure about four hours if all goes well.

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

https://www.facebook.com/paddlekillingly

Event Date: August 13, 2016

For more information go to http://thelastgreenvalley.org/calendar2/roseland-lake-little-river-paddle/

(posted May 4, 2016, number 123) Water Trail: yes

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ConnYak Cedar Lake Practice

Aug 17, 2016, Cedar Lake Boat Launch Bishop Rd., Chester, CT

A casual gathering of paddlers most Wednesdays during the warm months on Cedar Lake in Chester, CT. No formal instruction is offered, but there are often friendly folks willing to help with whatever skills you might be looking to learn or refine. This is a very relaxed environment with much floating about and chatting. People start to show up around 4pm and most will stay on the water until they get tired, cold, hungry or it starts getting dark. Arrive anytime, we're easy to find - usually at the far end of the lake. All are welcome.

Paddling is typically followed by a simple Potluck in the parking lot. Bring a chair and a snack to share. On shorter or colder days, we often go for pizza.

Be sure to check the Connyak Bulletin Board for possible cancellations during the season (http://www.connyak.org/cgi-bin/BBS.pl/)

Cedar Lake Practice Wed Aug 24, 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Aug 31, 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Sep 7, 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Sep 14, 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Sep 21, 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Sep 28, 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Oct 5 4:00 PM

Event Date: August 17, 2016

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

(posted May 24, 2016, number 456) Water Trail: yes

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Norwalk River Butterflies!

Saturday, August 20, 10AM-12PM. Butterflies! Victor DeMasi, lepidopterist, research affiliate for Yale’s Peabody Museum and NRWA Advisory Board member, has been studying butterflies and moths in an area along the Norwalk River since 1977. He will introduce area butterflies and moths, discuss their food and habitats and show his remarkable collection. Meet at 10 Simpaug Turnpike, Redding, a half-mile east of Rt. 7. Easy walk. For reservations, contact DeMasi at victormonarch@yahoo.com or 203-448-0106. (Rain date: Sunday, August 21)

Event Date: August 20, 2016

For more information go to http://www.norwalkriver.org/events.htm

(posted March 28, 2016, number 352) Water Trail: No

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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) Water Trail: yes

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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) Water Trail: yes

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ConnYak Cedar Lake Practice

Aug 24, 2016, Cedar Lake Boat Launch Bishop Rd., Chester, CT

A casual gathering of paddlers most Wednesdays during the warm months on Cedar Lake in Chester, CT. No formal instruction is offered, but there are often friendly folks willing to help with whatever skills you might be looking to learn or refine. This is a very relaxed environment with much floating about and chatting. People start to show up around 4pm and most will stay on the water until they get tired, cold, hungry or it starts getting dark. Arrive anytime, we're easy to find - usually at the far end of the lake. All are welcome.

Paddling is typically followed by a simple Potluck in the parking lot. Bring a chair and a snack to share. On shorter or colder days, we often go for pizza.

Be sure to check the Connyak Bulletin Board for possible cancellations during the season (http://www.connyak.org/cgi-bin/BBS.pl/)

Cedar Lake Practice Wed Aug 31, 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Sep 7, 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Sep 14, 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Sep 21, 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Sep 28, 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Oct 5 4:00 PM

Event Date: August 24, 2016

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

(posted May 24, 2016, number 510) Water Trail: yes

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ConnYak Cedar Lake Practice

Aug 31, 2016, Cedar Lake Boat Launch Bishop Rd., Chester, CT

A casual gathering of paddlers most Wednesdays during the warm months on Cedar Lake in Chester, CT. No formal instruction is offered, but there are often friendly folks willing to help with whatever skills you might be looking to learn or refine. This is a very relaxed environment with much floating about and chatting. People start to show up around 4pm and most will stay on the water until they get tired, cold, hungry or it starts getting dark. Arrive anytime, we're easy to find - usually at the far end of the lake. All are welcome.

Paddling is typically followed by a simple Potluck in the parking lot. Bring a chair and a snack to share. On shorter or colder days, we often go for pizza.

Be sure to check the Connyak Bulletin Board for possible cancellations during the season (http://www.connyak.org/cgi-bin/BBS.pl/)

Cedar Lake Practice Wed Sep 7, 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Sep 14, 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Sep 21, 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Sep 28, 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Oct 5 4:00 PM

Event Date: August 31, 2016

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

(posted May 24, 2016, number 511) Water Trail: yes

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ConnYak Cedar Lake Practice

Wed, Sep 7, 2016, Cedar Lake Boat Launch Bishop Rd., Chester, CT

A casual gathering of paddlers most Wednesdays during the warm months on Cedar Lake in Chester, CT. No formal instruction is offered, but there are often friendly folks willing to help with whatever skills you might be looking to learn or refine. This is a very relaxed environment with much floating about and chatting. People start to show up around 4pm and most will stay on the water until they get tired, cold, hungry or it starts getting dark. Arrive anytime, we're easy to find - usually at the far end of the lake. All are welcome.

Paddling is typically followed by a simple Potluck in the parking lot. Bring a chair and a snack to share. On shorter or colder days, we often go for pizza.

Be sure to check the Connyak Bulletin Board for possible cancellations during the season (http://www.connyak.org/cgi-bin/BBS.pl/)

Cedar Lake Practice Wed Sep 14, 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Sep 21, 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Sep 28, 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Oct 5 4:00 PM

Event Date: September 7, 2016

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

(posted May 24, 2016, number 75) Water Trail: yes

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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) Water Trail: yes

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ConnYak Cedar Lake Practice

Wed, Sep 14, 2016, Cedar Lake Boat Launch Bishop Rd., Chester, CT

A casual gathering of paddlers most Wednesdays during the warm months on Cedar Lake in Chester, CT. No formal instruction is offered, but there are often friendly folks willing to help with whatever skills you might be looking to learn or refine. This is a very relaxed environment with much floating about and chatting. People start to show up around 4pm and most will stay on the water until they get tired, cold, hungry or it starts getting dark. Arrive anytime, we're easy to find - usually at the far end of the lake. All are welcome.

Paddling is typically followed by a simple Potluck in the parking lot. Bring a chair and a snack to share. On shorter or colder days, we often go for pizza.

Be sure to check the Connyak Bulletin Board for possible cancellations during the season (http://www.connyak.org/cgi-bin/BBS.pl/)

Cedar Lake Practice Wed Sep 21, 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Sep 28, 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Oct 5 4:00 PM

Event Date: September 14, 2016

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

(posted May 24, 2016, number 217) Water Trail: yes

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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) Water Trail: yes

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ConnYak Cedar Lake Practice

Wed, Sep 21 , 2016, Cedar Lake Boat Launch Bishop Rd., Chester, CT

A casual gathering of paddlers most Wednesdays during the warm months on Cedar Lake in Chester, CT. No formal instruction is offered, but there are often friendly folks willing to help with whatever skills you might be looking to learn or refine. This is a very relaxed environment with much floating about and chatting. People start to show up around 4pm and most will stay on the water until they get tired, cold, hungry or it starts getting dark. Arrive anytime, we're easy to find - usually at the far end of the lake. All are welcome.

Paddling is typically followed by a simple Potluck in the parking lot. Bring a chair and a snack to share. On shorter or colder days, we often go for pizza.

Be sure to check the Connyak Bulletin Board for possible cancellations during the season (http://www.connyak.org/cgi-bin/BBS.pl/)

Cedar Lake Practice Wed Sep 28, 4:00 PM
Cedar Lake Practice Wed Oct 5 4:00 PM

Event Date: September 21, 2016

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

(posted May 24, 2016, number 214) Water Trail: yes

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ConnYak Cedar Lake Practice

Wed, Sep 28, 2016, Cedar Lake Boat Launch Bishop Rd., Chester, CT

A casual gathering of paddlers most Wednesdays during the warm months on Cedar Lake in Chester, CT. No formal instruction is offered, but there are often friendly folks willing to help with whatever skills you might be looking to learn or refine. This is a very relaxed environment with much floating about and chatting. People start to show up around 4pm and most will stay on the water until they get tired, cold, hungry or it starts getting dark. Arrive anytime, we're easy to find - usually at the far end of the lake. All are welcome.

Paddling is typically followed by a simple Potluck in the parking lot. Bring a chair and a snack to share. On shorter or colder days, we often go for pizza.

Be sure to check the Connyak Bulletin Board for possible cancellations during the season (http://www.connyak.org/cgi-bin/BBS.pl/)

Cedar Lake Practice Wed Oct 5 4:00 PM

Event Date: September 28, 2016

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

(posted May 24, 2016, number 169) Water Trail: yes

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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) Water Trail: yes

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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) Water Trail: yes

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Rivers Alliance of Connecticut
PO Box 1797, 7 West Street 3rd Floor, Litchfield, CT 06759-1797
860-361-9349
rivers@riversalliance.org, www.riversalliance.org