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Summer Paddle- Bradford to Potter Hill

July 27, 2017 @ 9:30 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. We will shuttle vehicles at 9:30 AM unless stated to the contrary.  Please arrive early: our trips leave promptly.

July 27             Bradford to Potter Hill

This is a beautiful section of the Pawcatuck River which passes by the Westerly Land Trust’s Grills, Riverwood, Anderson, and Flora Whiteley Preserves. This is a wonderful opportunity to view these beautiful properties from a different vantage point! Put in at Bradford access on left side of river. Here the river runs under Rte 91 and almost immediately there is a large mill on left and a dam. Portage around dam on right. After the Rte 3 crossing, the river meanders along a swamp. Takeout on Potter Hill Road by bridge and dam in Westerly.

Put in: N 41º 24.363’ W 071º 44.905’

Take out: N 41º 24.847’ W 071º 47.859’


  • 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.
  • We will meet at put in points and carpool to takeout sites unless stated otherwise. This means you will have already dropped off your kayak/canoe at the put in and only drivers will go down to the takeout spot @ 9:30 AM.


July 27, 2017
9:30 am - 12:00 pm


Sally Hanson
401-348-9109 (h) or 401-932-5295 (c)


Bradford Launch Site
446 RI-216
Bradford, RI 02808
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