Kayaking easy calm river


DATE: Oct 01, 2023
END DATE: Oct 01, 2023

Hike/Event Location: West Groton MA

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Townsend, MA United States

Meeting Time: 9:00 AM

Max # People: 25

Hike Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money

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Easy to Moderate

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We will be dropping into the Squannacook Conservation Area and paddling up to Groton swimming hole. Here we can try to find a spot to dock along the bank, and have a lunch/snack. paddle distance to the lunch spot is 2.5miles. After lunch we will head back down stream towards the cars. For a total trip of 5 miles. There is no spot to rent kayaks. You will need to transport your own kayak, it's up to you to have your own life vest, and paddle at your own speeds. This is not a fast paddle it is a calm river and ment for a easy paddle.

Directions To Trailhead Parking Lot

There will be a balloon placed on either side of the driveway. As I always drive past it. The entrance is next door from our driveway is the West Groton Water Dept Building. For your GPS use "Squannacook Conservation Area, Shirley, MA"

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Twigs Posted Sep 29, 2023 at 5:50 AM

Rain looks like it is going to stay south. So ill keep the launch for saturday at 9. Russ look for the balloons at the entrance way. Using you and this style of finding the launch point as a test for next season.:)

Twigs Posted Sep 28, 2023 at 5:20 AM

Or does moving it to Sunday work better?

Twigs Posted Sep 28, 2023 at 5:18 AM

I'll make the call tomorrow morning, but would you to be able to still make it if we push out of the leave time from 9am to later in the afternoon, say 1ish? Appers rain has popped into our forecast, and I'm just seeing options

Russell Posted Sep 25, 2023 at 2:21 PM

Update- the second kayak is taken, but there is room for another person to join me in my kayak if someone doesn’t mind, or would like to ride with me.

Russell Posted Sep 25, 2023 at 2:06 PM

I will have two inflatable kayaks with me, one available to borrow. There are paddles for each kayak, but no floatation/life vests. DM me if interested in borrowing or want more info. -Russ

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