Looking for people to paddle with for short treks and just fun explorations of CT water ways.
Hope to hear from you soon!
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Posted by: daggermat on Jul-11-12 8:30 PM (EST)
I'm up in Litchfield county, more WW paddler/poler, primarily the Farmington, Shepaug, Housatonic stuff, but do get out on the upper Bantam and other flatter areas from time to time. I have a few FB friends in the area who are into what you do; Shirazz something or other does a lot around Guilford, and a couple women I know do a lot of lake paddling. You can e-mail if you want. I'd like to get out on the CT. river in my canoe again after the powerboat season slows down.
Suggestions in NW CT?|
Posted by: bex007 on Jul-13-12 12:06 PM (EST)
I made the journey from WMass down to Collinsville/Canton a few weeks ago to buy a kayak.
upper Bantam River|
Posted by: daggermat on Jul-14-12 7:50 AM (EST)
Posted by: bex007 on Jul-14-12 10:22 AM (EST)
you're quite welcome :-)|
Posted by: daggermat on Jul-14-12 3:59 PM (EST)
appreciate the acknowledgement. I live about 20 minutes from the Bantam, CCK etc...if you want to get together just send an e-mail.
Posted by: mixwithh2o on Jul-15-12 7:10 AM (EST)
there are charges to park your car and then they charge you for each boat you put in - beautiful area but there are too many free places to paddle that why would you want to pay to paddle!!!!
I'll check that one out|
Posted by: bex007 on Jul-15-12 5:41 PM (EST)
when I need to 'fill my dance card'.
I'm also in northwest CT|
Posted by: Glenn_MacGrady on Jul-15-12 1:05 AM (EST)
The Housatonic River is my local paddle and it is runnable from Massachusetts to the ocean.
Posted by: naturelove on Oct-21-12 11:00 AM (EST)
Hello Sue, wonder if you found some fellow CT paddlers? I have been hiking, fishing camping and paddling this summer - well wherre di it go??? I'm now doing some local fall paddling and it is beautiful out there!! Meet some really great people and creatures - are you still out there?
BURR Pond CT|
Posted by: naturelove on Oct-21-12 11:11 AM (EST)
I have been doing some local Fall paddling - beautiful! BURR Pond is still beautiful especailly now! Nice people up there, very relaxing, water is really clear and great views, birds and creatures. Sawa light colored hawk a few weeks ago flew right over us. Not too hard to get to either! Rangers who are covering that facility are very nice, helpful. A couple things for everyone who loves the outdoors and the water -PLEASE don't leave your debris /garbage behind -I think most of us yakkers are more appreciative than that- all our PARKS, Water places and trails are GIFTS and privledges that many have fought for -please respect them! I also fish BUt never leave my line or debris behind -Please Help pick it up, throw it away - recycle it! Local Animals For Life Shelter in Middlebury will take cans and bottles just drop it off. I am a frequent camper visitor to Black ROck ST Park and some times there is so much garbage just tossed, dropped and left behnd I CRY! (WHile I am helping pick it up!) Recycling is CRITICAL re0use of materials is CRITICAL - we are consuming so much and there are so many of us on this poor, ravaged planet! Listen to John Denver's WHose Garden Was this on U tube..his earthly passing anniversary=October 12-1997
All over CT|
Posted by: shiraz627 on Oct-22-12 6:38 PM (EST)
I paddle most places from Twin Lakes down to the Sound but no white water. Lot's of good places to paddle in CT.
Crystal rapids in 45 minutes|
Posted by: daggermat on Nov-10-12 11:46 AM (EST)
farmington river. Levels low but fluid. Do this run a lot...class 2 primarily with some pools.
sat. nov 17th|
Posted by: daggermat on Nov-14-12 9:18 AM (EST)
meeting at satans Kingdom parking lot 9:30 a.m..
Posted by: solstice18 on Feb-10-13 2:41 PM (EST)
Interested in paddling, just have to wait for the ice to melt, and temp to rise some.
hoping on this weekend|
Posted by: daggermat on Feb-13-13 5:12 AM (EST)
been working too much, but the snow melt has to be doing a lot of good to moving water.
snow melt weekend|
Posted by: daggermat on Feb-28-13 1:04 PM (EST)
taking both days off this weekend for a change. Want to get out saturday; figure cl.2ish...figuring on Crystal rapids section of Farmington, maybe the Salmon if level holds, and if we get lucky, hit the Shepaug (cl3). Any interest give a shout.
Posted by: DianaKayak on Apr-03-13 1:38 PM (EST)
I'm interested! Have done most of the Housatonic and some protected coastal areas as well as some other "Quiet Waters" spots....
Posted by: bluewaterman on Apr-03-13 11:17 PM (EST)
Looking for singlesfor a get together for some quiet water paddling. I have paddle a few good places in Ct and would like to share these with someone..Maybe a small cookout after the paddle. Have extra kayaks if you are interested. Let me know.
Posted by: daggermat on Apr-04-13 12:21 PM (EST)
actually 2 groups showing. My buddy Bob R. will be bringing some of FatElmos clubmates up from Joisey to paddle, and we also have a polers gathering. If anybody is interested, post, and I'll get back with details. This is a cl.2 run at the fastest spots.Fairly small river, very very pretty, especially through the steep rock preserve. Good group of folks; we'll most likely all run down the river sort of together after the polers do some attainments beforehand.I anticipate a mix of ww kayaks, rec. kayaks, and OC1 and poling canoes.
Posted by: faithcampbell on Apr-07-13 8:04 PM (EST)
I'm in Central CT and am always up for a paddle. I prefer flat water and slow moving rivers. I began kayaking in earnest last summer, so I would consider myself a beginner still.