Repoquirements for Blackstone Valley Paddlers Events

Questions ? Contact Cheryl StoneFoxFarm@cox.net 401-497-5887.  Complete BVPC Calendar  In the event of a last mailto: stonefoxfarm@Juno.comminute cancellation or modification to a paddle trip, please check the Message Board as well as your e-mail and the website for updates.  

Note: Inflatable PFDs (life vests) are not acceptable for paddling on RICKA Flatwater trips or Blackstone Valley Paddle Club trips.

BVPC Schedule:

 

August 17th  SUP night raindate 8/25  (you must register)

SUP Demo Night Thursday at 5:30

Have you ever wanted to try SUPing? Heres your chance. EMS Schools and the Blackstone Valley Paddle Club will be holding a stand-up paddleboard demo session for RICKA and BVPC members on Thursday, August 17th at 5:30 at the EMS Boathouse at Lincoln Woods.

Rain date is August 25, 2017. We will have paddleboards to try, and a couple of EMS instructors to us started. This session is free and open to all RICKA and BVPC members, but there will be a limited number of boards, so you must register in advance.

Contact Erik Eckilson eckilson@cox.net to register.
August 22nd   Paddle and Party on Spring Lake- All are welcome! 

Meet at 6:00 launching promptly at 6:15.  We will put in and paddle around Spring lake to the waterfront home of Julie and Steve for a party. RSVP form  sign up form .

Hosts and Leaders: Julie and Steve juliebrv@charter.net 


For questionsabout the BVPC contact Cheryl at 401-497-5887 or stonefoxfarm@juno.com 

From Rt. 146 North take Slatersville/Forestdale exit. At end of the ramp, take left onto School Street. School Street merges into Greene Street in Slatersville, next to white church. Greene Street then becomes Main
Street. Follow Main street until end at light at intersection with Route 102/Bronco Highway. Make a left onto Route 102. Follow Rt. 102 about 2 miles to Glendale. At Bella's Restuarant, on left, take left on to access
road. At end of road, turn right onto Victory Highway and first right onto Joslin Road. Take first left onto Spring Lake Road. Proceed about 1/2 mile and take left onto Black Hut Road - there is a sign to the beach here. Go past Spring Lake beach parking lot and follow Black Hut along the shore
line of the lake through a small lake front neighborhood. State boat launch will be on right at the bend in the road. 

From Rt. 146 South: Take Slatersville/Forestdale exit. At end of ramp, turn right onto School Street. School Street merges into Greene Street in Slatersville, next to white church. Greene Street then becomes Main Street. Follow Main street until end at light at intersection with Route
102/Bronco Highway. Make a left onto Route 102. Follow Rt. 102 about 2 miles to Glendale. At Bella's Restaurant, on left, take left on to access road. At end of road, turn right onto Victory Highway and first right onto
Joslin Road. Take first left onto Spring Lake Road. Proceed about 1/2 mile and take left onto Black Hut Road - there is a sign to the beach here.  Go past Spring Lake beach parking lot and follow Black Hut along the shore line of the lake through a small lake front neighborhood. State boat launch will be on right at the bend in the road. 

From Rt. 295 Take exit 8 B for Route 7 North. Follow Rt. 7 north about 7 miles to light at intersection with Route 102. Turn left onto 102. Follow Rt. 102 about 1 mile to Glendale. At Bella's Restaurant, on left, take
left on to access road. At end of road, turn right onto Victory Highway and first right onto Joslin Road. Take first left onto Spring Lake Road. Proceed about 1/2 mile and take left onto Black Hut Road - there is a sign to the beach here. Go past Spring Lake beach parking lot and follow Black Hut along the shore line of the lake through a small lake front neighborhood. State boat launch will be on right at the bend in the road.

Spring Lake Boat ramp: N 41° 58.695'  W 071° 39.864'

 


Please check the Message Board for updates and cancellations before leaving for the trip.

August 29th Stump Pond Paddle with an after paddle get together at the nearby Thirsty Beaver  Smithfield, RI  Meet at 6:00 launching promptly at 6:15.

Trip is suitable for all!

 BVPC leader for the evening is Cheryl Thompson.

 For questions about the BVPC contact Cheryl at 401-497-5887 or stonefoxfarm@juno.com 


71 Log Road, Smithfield RI

 Woonasquatucket Reservoir is a 300-acre reservoir on the Woonasquatucket River. It is sometimes called Stillwater Reservoir and also Stump Pond from the days, now long past, when there were standing dead trees in the water from when the land was flooded to make the reservoir. There are some houses near the shore, but overall the shoreline is surprisingly natural given its suburban setting.

Directions:  Rt. 95 to 146 to 116 South/Lincoln Mall exit (from Providence, North Providence or Pawtucket take the Douglas Pike Rt. 7 North and turn left on 116). At the Junction with 104 stay on 116, taking a left and then a quick right. Go past the police station and over the bridge that divides the pond. Immediately before the Dairy Mart and liquor store plaza take a sharp right onto Log Road.

Bear right at the yield sign and then turn right into the Stump Pond Fishing Area Access. 

N41 54. 086   W071 32. 778 


Please check the Message Board for updates and cancellations before leaving for the trip.  In the event of a cancellation, we will try to offer this paddle on the Wednesday after the scheduled paddle.

September 17th  BVPC is offering a paddle for the GO Program.  All membership requirements are waived and all are welcome. Blackstone River above the Gorge in Blackstone MA

Trip coordinators:  Julie and Steve Riendeau juliebrv@charter.net   
and Cheryl Thompson 401-497-5887- st onefoxfarm@juno.com

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Blackstone Gorge to the Millville Rapids from Erik Eckilson on Vimeo.

The Blackstone Gorge : 

GPS Coordinates: N42 00.923     W071 33.165

66 County Street, Blackstone MA



Please check the Message Board for updates and cancellations before leaving for the trip.


End of 2017 Season, please join us on the RICKA Flatwater paddles!