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Paddle the Scenic CT River with ACT

On Sunday, July 12th (rain date July, 19th) from 10 a.m. to approximately 3 p.m.  we will paddle the river between McIndoe Falls and Dodge Falls. Meet at McIndoes Falls at 10 a.m. We will shuttle cars about four miles downriver to the Dodge Falls take out point.

Bring a bag lunch to enjoy on one of the islands. Bring your binoculars, as this stretch of river may offer a host of waterfowl, waders, and songbirds.  ACT Executive Director Rebecca Brown will lead the trip, and there will be ample opportunity for birding and learning about the ecological importance of conserving the Johnson Farm and Islands. One of the islands will be used as a campsite for the Connecticut River Paddlers Trail.

The paddle will be 3.8 miles in total, and 2.5 miles downriver from McIndoe Falls we will stop for lunch on the islands.

Driving Directions: The McIndoe Falls portage is well marked and located on the Monroe side of the dam. Click here for a link to the Google Maps location. This portage is part of the Connecticut River Paddlers’ Trail and more information can be found here.

Because of parking space at McIndoe Falls, we are limited to 10 cars (you could bring one vehicle with two boats). We will shuttle cars to the take out point. RSVPs are required by Thursday, July 2nd. Please contact Outreach Coordinator Lianna Lee by calling 603.823.7777 or emailing to save your place.

Please bring your boat and gear, PFD (required!), sunscreen, bug dope, bag lunch, water, and your camera. This is easy, flat water paddling.


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