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Thursday Paddle: Woodville to Alton Dam
Thursday September 5, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Please join us for our free, guide kayak/canoe paddles on Thursdays. We will shuttle vehicles at 9:30AM. We will pass various local conservation lands, including some of our own Westerly Land Trust preserves. The paddle times will vary between 1.5 and 3 hours. Bring your own kayak/canoe, paddle, life jacket, whistle, water, snacks, etc. Some of us will go swimming. Be aware that our trips leave promptly so be on time! We will meet at put in points and carpool to takeout sites unless stated otherwise. This means you will have already dropped off your canoe/kayak at the put in and only drivers will go down to the takeout spot at 9:30AM.
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. Inflatable PFD’s are not allowed.
Sound signal (whistle, horn, etc. ) is required
If weather is questionable, contact leader
THIS PADDLE TRIP: Woodville to Alton Dam: Put in on the left bank below the bridge. The river runs deep and the current is steady. Marshy areas attract birds. Iris and pickerelweed are common in season. Mountain-laurel is spectacular in June. Below Woodville the river makes a sharp turn to the left. The dead end millrace runs straight ahead. A weedy section of flat water (usually with a head wind) precedes the dam. Meet by bridge and dam on Woodville Road in Woodville. Takeout is at Alton Dam.
Leader: Elly Heider, 401-322-1121, and email: email@example.com
Directions: The following directions were taken from Wood River Evergreens website on 07/09/11 which is across the street from where we launch.
From Providence (35 min): Rte. I-95 S to Exit 2 (Alton). Left for 2 miles to 4-way stop. Left on Woodville Road. 0.4 miles on left
From Mystic/New London (20/30 min): Rte. I-95 N to Exit 1 (Ashaway/Hopkinton). Right on Rte. 3 N for 0.8 miles. Right on Woodville Rd. 3 miles on the left.
From Westerly (15 min): Rte. 3 North to Hopkinton. Right on Woodville Road (0.8 miles from Rte. I-95). 3 miles on left (just after bridge).