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Home » Ct Trails Weekend » Events 2021 » Westport - Paddle - Sherwood Island State Park, Nature Center

Westport - Paddle - Sherwood Island State Park, Nature Center

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Sherwood Island State Park, Nature Center
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Event Date: 
Saturday, June 5
2021 - 8:00am - 11:00am
Rain Plan: 
Rain cancels.
Saturday, June 5, 2021 - 8:00am
Join us for a paddle as we explore the shoreline of the Sherwood Island Park. Bring your own paddlecraft, as well as a pump/bailer. A life vest and whistle/horn are required by CT state boating regulations. A waterproof VHF radio or cell phone is recommended. A kayak cart with thick wheels for sand is recommended as it’s a long carry over the beach. We will help each other. Please be in line at the Park entrance at 7:45 am so you can be among the first visitors admitted. (High tide is at 8:57 am). Park in the rear of the Nature Center. We will do a safety check & demonstration on the beach for life vest fit, seaworthy vessel, and emergency gear. We’ll paddle into the salt marsh behind the park while the tide is slack. Then we will paddle the length of the Sherwood Island shoreline, west to the entrance of Mill Pond, and return to our launch point on the open beach. Your guide will point out birds along the way and show you how to safely exit and enter your kayak from deep water just off the beach. Our leader will be Michele Sorensen, a retired Coastal Kayak Instructor with eighteen years teaching experience. The event ends at 11:00 pm, though people are welcome to paddle for a longer time. Optional: Bring waterproof binoculars for spotting birds, and/or a waterproof camera. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the Nature Center’s front porch for a post-paddle fête. Questions, contact Cece Saunders, cece@historicalperspectives.org, 203-226-7295
Leader(s): 
Cece Saunders
Leader #1's Cell Number: 
203-984-1488
Leader #1's E-mail Address: 
Total Distance (miles): 
3
Event Pre-registration: 
Pre-registration is REQUIRED
Maximum Attendees: 
15
Registered Attendees: 
8

 

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