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River and Water Related Events in CT

Paddle Salmon River, East Haddam, Branford Kayak Meetup Group ( June 25, 2016 )

CFE/Save the Sound Open House ( June 25, 2016 )

Wooden Boat Show Paddle ( June 25, 2016 )

Candlewood Lake Fireworks ( June 25, 2016 )

Summer Begins at The WoodenBoat Show! ( June 26, 2016 )

Paddle from Bayberry Lane--Potluck Afterwards ( June 28, 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 )

Lake Lillinonah ( July 3, 2016 )

ConnYak Cedar Lake Practice ( July 6, 2016 )

Poquetanuck Cove at Drawbridge W, Ledyard/Gales Ferry ( July 7, 2016 )

Hartford Connecticut RiverFest 2016 ( July 9, 2016 )

Branford Kayak Group Paddle the CT and Mattabessett Rivers ( July 9, 2016 )

Great Island Circumnavigation ( July 9, 2016 )

Saugatuck State Boat Launch Kayak to the Norwalk Islands ( July 9, 2016 )

Farmington River at Rainbow Reservoir, Windsor ( July 10, 2016 )

2016 CT NOFA Annual Meeting & Farm Celebration ( July 10, 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 )

Esker Point to Pine Island ( July 23, 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 )

Darien Trails Discovery Day ( September 11, 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 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)

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CFE/Save the Sound Open House

Open House! You're Invited! Sat., June 25 4 to 7:00 PM See the New H.Q. 900 Chapel Street Upper Mezzanine New Haven, CT 06510 Meet the board, get the inside scoop behind the latest environmental struggles and successes, take a tour, and enjoy food, drink and conversation! RSVP: tinyurl.com/OpenHouseCFESTS Afterwards, stroll over to the historic Green where the New Haven Symphony Orchestra will be performing with Cirque Mechanics as part of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas. Parking information can be found here. Staff Introduce the Issues: 4:15 - 4:30 Shannon (Climate Change) 4:30 - 4:45 David (Shared Solar access for all) 4:45 - 5:00 Megan (Stamford 2030) 5:00 - 5:15 Roger (Legal action to clean up Long Island Sound & defend great places) 5:15 - 5:30 Jack (Administrative interventions to stop pipelines & protect the CT River) 5:30 - 5:45 Chris (Preserving Plum Island) 5:45 - 6:00 Don (Organizational growth and opportunities) 6:00 - 6:15 Curt (Save the Sound) ...prizes, surprises and even more!

Event Date: June 25, 2016

For more information go to http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?ca=a054a987-0227-4744-959f-c5eebac99954

(posted June 3, 2016, number 619)

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Wooden Boat Show Paddle

Saturday, June 25, 2016 10:30 AM Esker Point Beach 900 Groton Long Point Road, Groton, CT Launch from Esker Point and paddle to Mystic Seaport to view the Wooden Boat Show. Here is some more information about this paddle: http://www.connyak.org/paddles/Esker_to_Mystic.htm

Event Date: June 25, 2016

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/ConnYak-Connecticut-Sea-Kayakers/events/231795374/

(posted June 10, 2016, number 350)

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Candlewood Lake Fireworks

Saturday, June 25, 2016 7:00 PM to 10:15 PM Lattin's Cove state launch ramp Danbury Ct 8 forty acre mt rd, danbury, CT Watch the Fireworks on Lake Candlewood. (cross posted with Liquid Skies) Launch from Lattins Cove State Boat Launch, paddle about 3 miles to the end of Candlewood and have a great view of the Fireworks. On the water at 7pm, have a leisurely paddle to the viewing area and hang out awaiting the fireworks. Some special considerations: *every kayak must be equipped with an appropriate white light for night operations *recommend a hand held flashlight or headlamp *you will be on the water for 3-3.5 hours---no facilities available. Plan accordingly and/or have your relief jar. MARINE PATROL VESSELS ON THE WATER CHECK FOR APPROPRIATE SAFETY EQUIPMENT-LIFE JACKET, LIGHTS, SIGNALING DEVICE. YOU MAY NOT JOIN THIS PADDLE UNLESS APPROPRIATELY EQUIPPED. The paddle back is in the dark. There is a lot of boat traffic on the lake, but speed is restricted to 5mph, with a strong police presence. Paddling along shore keeps you away from the boat traffic, but there is a bit of mild chop from the boat traffic. You should be comfortable dealing with those conditions. I have done this 3 times, and it is very nice being close in to the fireworks and seeing the reflections on the lake. The paddle back is a bit of a different experience dealing with some of the small swells you don't see in the dark, but nothing too difficult. my cell if needed-[masked] RAIN DATE SUNDAY 6/26 please read http://files.meetup.com/1686358/guidelines%20for%20trip%20participants.docx and http://files.meetup.com/1686358/Document%20risk%20levels.rtf This is a level I/level II trip (level II for the possible wakes in the dark). to answer the usual questions---YES YOU NEED A KAYAK , YOU NEED TO WEAR A PFD, .all kayaks must be at least 12 ft. and have at least one sealed bulkhead flotation.

Event Date: June 25, 2016

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/HVPC-Housatonic-Valley-Paddle-Club/events/231876276/

(posted June 16, 2016, number 395)

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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)

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Paddle from Bayberry Lane--Potluck Afterwards

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 5:30 PM Bayberry Lane Boat Ramp Bayberry Lane, Groton, CT Paddling out of Bayberry Lane some people paddle to Bluff Point, others to New London Ledge Light, or the more adventurous may go to the Dumplings. Bring some food to share after the paddle

Event Date: June 28, 2016

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/Tuesday-Night-Paddle/events/231642590/

(posted June 10, 2016, number 671)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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Lake Lillinonah

Sunday, July 3, 2016 10:00 AM Lake Lillinonah (Pond Brook) Boat Launch 158 Hanover Rd., Newtown, CT Kayak up to Lovers Leap and back. For kayaks over 14 feet with 2 sealed bulkheads. we will be going approx. 14 miles round trip. Not for slow recreational kayaks.

Event Date: July 3, 2016

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/StamfordKayakGroup/events/231887691/

(posted June 16, 2016, number 501)

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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)

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Poquetanuck Cove at Drawbridge W, Ledyard/Gales Ferry

Thursday, July 7, 2016 5:30 PM Poquetanuck Cove Route 12 , Ledyard, CT Flatwater paddling on Poquetanuck Cove, a two mile long tidal estuary located between the towns of Preston and Ledyard. State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection experts describe the cove as the largest and highest quality brackish water meadow and cattail marsh on the Thames River. An important extension of the Long Island Sound ecosystem, the cove is a state designated bird sanctuary. or to: http://www.thamesriverbasinpartnership.org/acrobat_files/PoquetanuckCove.canoe.kayak.trail.pdf Launch is on Drawbridge W, Ledyard/Gales Ferry. A GPS point is 47 Drawbridge W, Gales Ferry, CT. Directions: From I-395, take Route 2A East for 2.5 miles. Turn right onto Route 12 South (Military Highway). After traveling 1 mile and going over the Poquetanuck Cove bridge, turn right onto Drawbridge W and turn right toward the boat launch area. (Caution: There is a Drawbridge Road before the bridge, but that is not the one). The launch is south of the bridge. Required equipment: PFD, 10-foot length of rope, whistle, headlamp/flashlight

Event Date: July 7, 2016

For more information go to http://www.ctwoodlands.org/sites/default/files/Booklet-2014%20CT%20Trails%20Day%20Weekend.pdf#page=27

(posted June 16, 2016, number 422)

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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)

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Branford Kayak Group Paddle the CT and Mattabessett Rivers

Saturday, July 9, 2016 10:00 AM Harbor Park 80 Harbor Drive, Middletown, CT (map) class 1 paddle up the Mattabessett River

Event Date: July 9, 2016

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/BranfordKayaking/events/230947860/

(posted June 6, 2016, number 337)

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Great Island Circumnavigation

Saturday, July 9, 2016 10:00 AM Old Lyme Ferry Road Launch Site and Dock 323 Ferry Road, Old Lyme, CT Launch from little beach just short of DEEP Headquarters, Ferry Road, Old Lyme Paddle downriver, lunch on Great Island, possible visit to zipper if active, return up the interior channel Launch at 10 AM, just after low tide Return trip should benefit from returning high tide (3:12) More info at : http://www.connyak.org/paddles/Great_Island.htm

Event Date: July 9, 2016

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/ConnYak-Connecticut-Sea-Kayakers/events/231757897/

(posted June 10, 2016, number 503)

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Saugatuck State Boat Launch Kayak to the Norwalk Islands

Saturday, July 9, 2016 10:00 AM Saugatuck River Westport Under I-95 Westport, CT (map) Not doing the Circ. Lets Circumnavigate the Norwalk Islands. Please note you must have a kayak that is at least 14ft and has 2 sealed bulkheads. No recreational Kayaks. We will potentially be out in open water with large waves.

Event Date: July 9, 2016

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/StamfordKayakGroup/events/231887894/

(posted June 16, 2016, number 194)

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Farmington River at Rainbow Reservoir, Windsor

Sunday, July 10, 2016 9:00 AM Rainbow Reservoir 118 Merriman Road, Windsor, CT Leisurely flatwater paddle on the Farmington River from the state boat launch on the Rainbow Reservoir in Windsor, CT, upstream to the Route 187 bridge in East Granby CT and back downriver to the reservoir. Plenty of bird life, mostly undeveloped shoreline, plenty of time to socialize, and perhaps the occasional powerboat (which is why I have chosen a Sunday morning for this). It is a total of 7.73 miles up and back, Approximately four hours on the water, with at least one rest stop halfway through. We will meet at 9:00 am and shove off when everyone’s ready. Bring whatever you need in the way of snacks and drink. Required equipment: PFD, 10-foot length of rope, and a whistle. For last minute cancels or if you are running late that morning, use the cell,[masked]-0528. The address of 118 Merriman Road, Windsor, CT, in your GPS will get you very close to the launch site entrance. More anal directions, from the Rainbow River Watershed Association, are: From Simsbury, take Rt. 10 to Rt. 315 east to Rt. 189 east to Rt. 187 north. From Rt. 187, north of the Farmington River bridge, turn right onto Seymour Road and then make a right onto Rainbow Road. Then turn right onto Merriman Road. The access to the state boat launch is .2 mile on your left. From Rt.91, take Rt. 20 east (Bradley Field exit) and turn right onto Hamilton Road exit, then left at end of exit onto Hamilton Road and finally right onto Rainbow Road for 1.1 miles and left onto Merriman Road. Access to the state boat launch is .2 mile on your left. More info about the Farmington River is at http://frwa.org/ Go to http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/971911247 for an aerial of the route.

Event Date: July 10, 2016

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/PaddleKillingly/events/228380932/

(posted June 16, 2016, number 213)

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2016 CT NOFA Annual Meeting & Farm Celebration

SAVE THE DATE ~ SUNDAY, JULY 10 ~ 12:30-4:00 PM 2016 Annual Meeting & Farm Celebration A Traditional Potluck Gathering & Tour of Massaro Community Farm Join us on Sunday, July 10 from 12:30-4:00 pm at Massaro Community Farm (41 Ford Road, Woodbridge, CT). This fun farm celebration with friends, both old and new, will feature host and farmer, Steve Munno; CT NOFA founder and organic advocate, Bill Duesing; and longtime staff members and volunteers who have really helped to further our organic mission and protect our local environment. So save the date and think of what you want to bring to the the potluck meal! When possible, think seasonal and what is available at your local farm market, road-side stand, or in your garden. A FREE EVENT ~ MEMBERS, BRING A FRIEND ~ PLEASE BYOB & RSVP! Tell us the # of people coming and what your bringing (if you know already). Ingredient cards available at event or bring your own to accompany your dish. SEND RSVP BY EMAIL (ORGANIC@CTNOFA.ORG) OR SIGN UP ONLINE The mission of CT NOFA is to ensure the growth and viability of organic agriculture, organic food, and organic land care in Connecticut and beyond.

Event Date: July 10, 2016

For more information go to http://ctnofa.org/index.htm

(posted June 17, 2016, number 512)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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Esker Point to Pine Island

Saturday, July 23, 2016 10:30 AM Esker Point Beach 900 Groton Long Point Road, Groton, CT 10:30 launch Paddle from Esker Point to Pine Island as the lunch stop. High tide at 12:24, so small tidal assist in both directions. More information at: http://www.connyak.org/paddles/Esker_to_Pine_Island.htm

Event Date: July 23, 2016

For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/ConnYak-Connecticut-Sea-Kayakers/events/231757799/

(posted June 10, 2016, number 507)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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Darien Trails Discovery Day

**NEW DATE* Join us for nature activities and fun for the whole family on our 3rd biennial Trails Discovery Day being held on September 11 from 11am to 3pm in Dunlap/Selleck's Woods. Explore the two miles of trails and I-spy corner. Learn from experts on honey bees, butterflies and plants. Get engaged while building fairy houses, catching tadpoles in Dunlap Lake, enjoying a nature scavenger hunt and get involved with the hand-on animal wildlife. We will have music and a great food truck to provide fun for the whole family. Cost: $5 per person or $20 per family with generous sponsorship by Whole Foods Market of Darien. **Postponed from June to September due to weather**

Event Date: September 11, 2016

For more information go to http://www.darienlandtrust.org/20119/POSTPONED_TO_SEPTEMBER_Upcoming_Event_quot_Trails_Discovery_Day_quot_on_Sunday_September_11th_from_11am_3pm

(posted June 3, 2016, number 612)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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Archived Event Listings: Are you looking for an event listed on this page sometime in the past? You can get last year's events here: Past Water Related Events in Connecticut. Warning: its a big page, takes a while to load, many graphics are no longer available and many of the links are no longer active but whenever you get "file not found" error, try taking out the file name and folder names at the end of the URL to get to that organization's main page.

Rivers Alliance of Connecticut
PO Box 1797, 7 West Street 3rd Floor, Litchfield, CT 06759-1797
860-361-9349
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