Saturday 6/27 Brooklyn, CT paddle
Posted by Skye on 6/23/2020, 8:37 am
Saturday, 6/27/2020 - Quinebaug River from Brooklyn, CT This trip is suitable for everyone. Here is the latest in CT - https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/Covid-19-Knowledge-Base/Latest-Guidance
We may move this trip to Sunday if the forecast changes.
Launching at 11am - arrive early enough to get yourself and your boat ready by that time
RSVP here for each person in your party with their real name, please - the maximum number of participants is 15. This way we can keep track of who attended by looking at the list. If you cannot use your real name, email me.
Face coverings and social distancing are required at the launch and take out, and any time people are closer than 6’ apart. Everyone will be responsible for their own equipment and launch. You do not have to wear a face covering while paddling, but you need to have something with you at all times for this purpose. Do not attend if you are ill.
If anyone needs to cancel, we need to know before 8am on Saturday as we will be offline. That way others can join in in the opened spot. If anyone doesn’t have our contact info, please reach out - I don’t want to post a cell number here but my email is on the RICKA website under board of directors. We do not have mobile internet, so if anything is posted here on Saturday morning, we won’t see it before the paddle.
This will be a lot of fun - optional ice cream outing afterwards included. Hopefully with no catastrophic engine failure this time.
The launch is confirmed as open and the current should not be nearly as strong as it was during our last trip!
24 Greenway Drive, Brooklyn CT 06234
N41° 48.161' W071° 53.775'
From Route 6, turn north at the traffic signal onto Day Street. There is a convenience store at the intersection. Drive 300 feet, then turn right at the signs for “Quinebaug River Canoe Trail” “Maury Bowen Complex” and Riverbend Apartments. Drive down the hill approximately 400 feet and bear left at the apartments. Turn right at the bottom of the hill into the parking lot. Parking & Access to the River River access is at the end of the parking lot on the left.
Due to the hazards of the dam, it’s unwise to paddle downstream toward the Route 6 bridge. Instead, head upriver for up to 4.4 miles toward the dam at Rogers Corporation. We will turn back when the current is too strong or we are ready to head back. There are some houses with yards that extend down to the river as you paddle upstream but the banks are generally undeveloped.
1. Skye Pechie
2. Steven Pechie