Thursday Paddle: Alton Dam to Bradford
Thursday September 1st @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Bring your own kayak/canoe, paddle, life jacket, whistle, water, snacks, etc. Put in on south side of Rte 91 at state access area down a steep incline, river right. Wood River shortly joins the Pawcatuck on left. A two-foot drop over a broken dam in Burdickville can be run on right at reasonably high water. Look for fast-moving water just to left of a stony island near shore. For portage, ease boat over dam on left bank. About 300 yards after the first Amtrak trestle, Burlingame Management Area is on left. It provides camping and picnic sites; from here to Bradford the river is wide and scenic. Takeout is Bradford Landing, which is located off Rte 91 in Bradford. Co-Leaders: Sue & Geoff Sewall, (401)377-2826
Put in: N 41º 26.274’ W 071º 43.360’ Take out: N 41º 24.363’ W 071º 44.905’
- 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.
- If you wish to have a free vessel safety check contact Sally Hanson. This can be done before or after a paddle as long as Sally is there.