Please join AMC Narragansett for a blended (SUPs, canoes, kayaks) excursion co-sponsored by RICKA. Paddle in the calm, wind-protected Wickford cove waters among the islands and marshes. A great opportunity to see osprey, great blue heron, green heron, great egrets, cormorants, bufflehead ducks, and maybe a deer or two. All participants will need to sign a waiver (standard protocol for AMC) which will be available at the put-in location from the organizer. This will be a leisurely paddle with kayakers and SUPers traveling generally at the same speed. Note that this is an excursion- you are expected to have paddled before and know how to swim. We will meet in Wickford at Wilson Park at 10:30AM for an 11:00AM launch. Boat and SUP rentals are available from Kayak Centre in the heart of Wickford, located at 70 Brown St. Wickford, RI, 02852, Tel 401-295-4400, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. See https://www.kayakcentre.com. Let Mark know if you plan to rent and call the shop to reserve your board letting them know you are part of the AMC/RICKA group. We will need to confirm transport of rentals to Wilson Park or adjust logistics for a paddler group rendezvous.
Directions for Wilson Park:
Turn onto Intrepid St. from RT 1 (it's just North of the junction of RT 1 & 1A, near the fire & Police stations). Continue to the launch and the parking lot at the very end. NOTE: You can also get to the launch by going through the main entrance for Wilson Park from RT 1A, just South of the RT 1 & RT 1A junction, but it might be easier going the other way. GPS N41 34.638 W071 27.187 Boat ramp
Changes and cancellations to trips will be posted on Meetup and the RICKA flatwater message board. Please check the board before leaving for any trip. Our leaders provide directions as a courtesy to paddlers however, you are responsible to refer to a map and familiarize yourself with the trip location. For more info contact Mark at email@example.com.