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Summer Paddle- Barn Island Wildlife Management Area, CT

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Please join us for our free, guided kayak/canoe paddles on Thursdays. We will pass various local conservation lands, including some of our own Westerly Land Trust preserves. We’ll stop for a swim on some of the trips! These paddles are between 1 ½ to 3 hours long. Bring your own kayak/canoe, paddle, life jacket, whistle, water, snacks, etc. Please arrive early: our trips leave promptly.

August 17  10:00 AM Barn Island (CT)

Paddle the Little Narragansett Bay with us! Depending upon the wind direction, we will paddle towards Westerly or Stonington Borough. Either way, we’ll take in the scenic coastline and enjoy a morning out on the water.

Directions: Meet at the boat launch. Take US 1 west from Pawcatuck for 2.5 miles to the traffic signal at Wequetequock Cove. Turn left on Greenhaven Road, then immediately right, on Palmer Neck Road. Follow Palmer Neck to the parking lot to the boat ramp.

Launch site: N 41º 20.247’ W 071 52.547’


  • PFD’s: Personal flotation devices or Life Jackets MUST be worn by all our paddlers properly zipped and/or buckled at all times while on the water, in the manner intended by the manufacturer. Persons not willing to follow this requirement are not permitted on our trips. Inflatable PFD’s are NOT allowed.
  • Sound signal (whistle, horn, etc.) is required.
  • If weather is questionable, contact leader.
  • Boat ramps can normally be used to launch canoes and kayaks but keep the boat ramp clear for boat trailers.




August 17
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


David Malchman
860-535-8185 (h), 860-501-2067 (c)


Barn Island Wildlife Management Area
249 Palmer Neck Road
Pawcatuck, CT 06379 United States
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