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Summer Paddle- Lower Shannock Falls to Richmond Landing

August 10, 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.

August 10  Lower Shannock Falls to Richmond Landing

Join us for a pleasant paddle on the Pawcatuck River. Wooded shores become swampy just before you reach Carolina Management Area. There is a camping and picnic spot on right where the river abuts Carolina Management Area. One can continue, but the river is channeled and fast under road followed by 200 yards of Class II rapids. These can be run in high water; check first. There is no portage. After rapids, river is calm to Rte 91 Bridge. Put in at the west end of the village, right bank, upstream from Shannock Road Bridge. Takeout is at Richmond Landing on the right side, which is off Rte 91 by bridge.

Put in: N 41º 26.891’ W 071º 38.658’    Take out: N 41º 26.705’ W 071º 40.889’


  • 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.


August 10, 2017
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Elly Heyder


Lower Shannock Falls
1801 Railroad St
Shannock, RI 02875
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