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Summer Paddles- Switch Road Landing to Woodville

July 13 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Free

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 13             Switch Road to Woodville

Join us for a breathtaking paddle on the Wood River. This stretch is wooded with abundant wildlife. Put in at Switch Road Landing on the east side of Switch Road (Hope Valley/Woodville Road)  just south of Rte 95 viaduct. Be ready for frequent blow downs. Before the dam at Woodville is extensive swampy flat water. Abutment of an old bridge on right offers a good picnic spot in this area. Takeout is by bridge and dam on Woodville Road in Woodville.

Put in: N 41º 29.601’ W 071º 42.963’    Take out: N 41º 27.573’ W 071º 43.139’

PLEASE NOTE:

  • 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.

Details

Date:
July 13
Time:
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Cost:
Free

Organizer

Bob Jones
Phone:
860-326-6521
Email:
rtjone7(at)gmail(dot)com

Venue

Switch Road Landing
120 Switch Rd
Richmond, RI 02832
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