The Ten Mile River Watershed Council will sponsor it's annual Roger Williams paddle on July29th- raind date July 30th.
It is the original path of Roger Williams as he was expelled from the Bay Colony to Providence where he founded the site of the new colony of Rhode Island in 1640. It starts at Freedom Green Park on North Broadway, East Providence on the Ten Mile River. It will continue to the Roger Williams national historic site on North Main St, Providence. Along the way we will paddle thru Omega Pond and make a difficult portage there. From here we will continue down the Seekonk River past India Point park and turning into the Providence river and upstream. This is a short 4 mile paddle. It may get windy and choppy near India Point. You should have prior experience in fast currents.
After takeout at the park we will meeet Ranger Dan who does an excellent actors role as Roger Williams himself. He is an historical interpreter. After this we will go to a picnic at Haines Park where we will have a cooked lunch prepared for us. The cost of the trip is $10 per person. I have never gone but I have heard great stories. People return each year. The trips is scheduled for a 10:00am start at Freedom Green. We will have a shuttle bus returning from North Main st so you can load boats right away at day's end. Please respond by July 25th if you have a strong desire to go. In case of storm we will cancel just the river paddle and have a ranger talk and lunch. Please respond to Bill Luther Prijon@juno.com.