Thursday Paddle: Shannock to Richmond Landing
Thursday August 11th @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Bring your own kayak/canoe, paddle, life jacket, whistle, water, snacks, etc. Put in at the west end of the village, right bank, upstream from Shannock Road Bridge. Easy, pleasant paddling (2.2 miles). Wooded shores become swampy just before you reach Carolina and Rte 112. Take out on right at road. 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. The river abuts the Carolina Management Area on right and there is a camping and picnic spot on right just after a large rock in midstream. Takeout is at Richmond Landing, which is off Rte 91 by bridge. Leader: Leader: Elly Heyder, (401)322-1121, and email: [email protected]
Put in: N 41º 26.891’ W 071º 38.658’ Take out: N 41º 26.705 W 071 º 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.
- 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.