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.
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’