Experience the Housatonic River with these FREE 2018 paddling trips 

Get on the river! The best way to enjoy this gorgeous body of water is through a paddling trip.

Housatonic River paddle trips are suitable for most skill levels (see individual descriptions) and are an ideal way to see the river.

CALL 413-298-7024 TO REGISTER or EMAIL– PADDLE@HVATODAY.ORG

All events are FREE! Registration is required as space is limited. Canoes and equipment provided. Trip information provided upon completion of registration.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018       from 4:30 – 7 pm

Stockbridge, MA–HVA Beginner’s Paddle: Glendale Dam

trip length 1 – 2 miles

–Want to be prepared for other paddle trips – experience canoeing – gain confidence? This is your chance! Join us to learn how to safely enter and exit a canoe, learn the basic strokes and how to steer and paddle safely. Led by Housatonic Valley Assoc. volunteer, Charles Murray, an experienced canoeist and ACA certified instructor. Suitable for families with children ages 10yrs+.

Registration is required, space is limited. Call 413-298-7024
Canoes and equipment provided or register to bring your own boat.
Trip information provided upon completion of registration.

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Sat, July 28, 2018          10:00 am – 01:00 pm
Lenox, Ma–Paddle: In Search of Turtles

Trip Length: 3 – 4 miles Level: Beginner (6+yrs)

Paddle downstream from Woods Pond and back enjoying the Housatonic River as we search for painted and other turtle species basking along the river’s edge and learn about these ancient reptiles that are struggling to maintain their populations. This paddle trip is suitable for families with children 6 yrs and older.

Registration is required, space is limited. Call 413-298-7024
Canoes and equipment provided or register to bring your own boat.
Trip information provided upon completion of registration.

In partnership with: THE HOUSATONIC HERITAGE AREA

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Sat, Aug 25, 2018        9 am – 3 pm

Gt. Barrington, MA, Family Paddling Trip

Trip Length: 6.6 miles Level: Beginner (10+yrs)

Get your family out for a day of river exploration! We’ll paddle from Bridge Street, Great Barrington to the Covered Bridge in Sheffield stopping for lunch on a sandbar where the Green River joins the Housatonic. This meandering stretch of the Housatonic River is mostly calm with occasional quickwater and downed trees to negotiate. Suitable for families with children 10+yrs.

Registration is required, space is limited. Call 413-298-7024
Canoes and equipment provided or register to bring your own boat.
Trip information provided upon completion of registration.

In partnership with: THE HOUSATONIC HERITAGE AREA

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Saturday, Sept 15 , 2018       9 AM – 4 PM

Bartholomew’s Sheffield – Falls Village, CT

Trip Length:8.6 miles Level: Intermediate (14+yrs)

Paddle through farms and forest with an eye to the sky for migrating raptors as you wind your way down the Housatonic River to Falls Village, CT. There is a short, 200ft or so, portage around an old dam almost midway in the trip. It is flat, meandering river all the way so easy paddling, but a long day for some as there isn’t much current. Suitable for families with children 14yrs+.

Registration is required, space is limited. Call 413-298-7024
Canoes and equipment provided or register to bring your own boat.
Trip information provided upon completion of registration.

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Sat,  Oct 13 , 2018      10 – 1 pm
Fall Foliage Paddle the Darey Wildlife Management Area

Trip Length: about 3- 4 miles Level: Beginner (6+yrs)

We will paddle a favorite section of the Housatonic River in Lenox during fall foliage time. Enjoy beautiful views of October Mountain State Forest as you meander along the Housatonic. This is an easy, flat water paddling with minimal current. Suitable for families with children 6+ yrs).

Registration is required, space is limited. Call 413-298-7024
Canoes and equipment provided or register to bring your own boat.
Trip information provided upon completion of registration.
In partnership with: THE HOUSATONIC HERITAGE AREA
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