2018 HOUSATONIC VALLEY ASSOC. PADDLING TRIPS ON THE HOUSATONIC RIVER--In partnership with: THE HOUSATONIC HERITAGE AREA

Apr 18 2018

2018 HOUSATONIC VALLEY ASSOC. PADDLING TRIPS ON THE HOUSATONIC RIVER–In partnership with: THE HOUSATONIC HERITAGE AREA

Tuesday, July 10, 2018      from  4:30 – 7 pm         trip length 1 – 2 miles
Stockbridge, MA–HVA Beginner’s Paddle: Glendale Dam

–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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Saturday, July 28   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.

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Saturday, Aug 25     9 am – 3 pm

Great Barrington 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.

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Saturday, Sept 15      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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Saturday,  Oct 13     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.
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