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

Our trip organizers have the right to put restrictions on their trips. They may require specific boat lengths or boat types, spray skirts, headlamps etc. The trip may specify experienced paddlers only. Please make your decision to participate accordingly. This is for the safety and enjoyment of the entire group.
Schedule:

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April 22nd Quinebaug River Killingly to Canterbury   Danielson, CT  10.5 Miles  Trip coordinator: Earl MacRae contact: earlandpat@comcast.net Home 508-928-2650 or Cell 508-988-5589

At this time of year, wetsuits or drysuits are REQUIRED. You will not be allowed to paddle with the group if you do not comply. If you are weating a wetsuit, please bring a change of clothes.

Bring a lunch


The river is mostly smooth, with a few sections of quickwater. Moving water skills required. There is a 700 foot carry from the parking lot to the put-in,  so bring wheels.

The put-in is behind the Killington, Ct Waste Water Pollution Control building on route 12 in Danielson, CT. 0.13 miles south of the intersection of RTs 6 and 12.

GPS 41 47.584  71 53.282


shuttle


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Our leaders provide directions as a courtesy to paddlers however, you are responsible to refer to a map and familiarize yourself with the trip location.



May 6th Shetucket River - Windham to Baltic CT  10 miles 
Meet at the Shetucket Park on Plains Road at 10:00 for a 10:30 am shuttle.  Trip coordinator: Earl MacRae contact: earlandpat@comcast.net Home 508-928-2650 or Cell 508-988-5589

At this time of year, wetsuits or drysuits are REQUIRED. You will not be allowed to paddle with the group if you do not comply. If you are weating a wetsuit, please bring a change of clothes.

  Bring a lunch.  Kayak spray skirts recommended.


The Shetucket River is a wide, mostly smooth river with a few sections of quick water with rocks and riffles. 

GPS for the put-in:  41 42.019    72 10.936

Plains Road is 1.2 miles south of the Willimantic Frog Bridge off of Rt 32 on the left.

shuttle


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s to trips will be posted on the flatwater message board. Please check the board before leaving for any trip.

Our leaders provide directions as a courtesy to paddlers however, you are responsible to refer to a map and familiarize yourself with the trip location.



May 7th Great Swamp- Kingston, RI Meet at the put in at 9:30 for the 9:45   shuttle  Trip coordinator: Henry Dziadosz Home 401-567-0313  hdziadosz@verizon.net

Bring a lunch and a change of clothes in a drybag.

 

"The Great Swamp, located in the southern part of Rhode Island, provides perhaps the most intriguing canoe trip in the state. The trip is an excursion into hidden jungle-like retreats that cannot be reached any other way. Here, you will float into a vast state-owned management area on one river, paddle across a shallow but wide pond, and then finish your trip on another river that snakes its way through dense vine-draped vegetation. There will be no doubt in your mind why this area is called Great Swamp. "(excerpt from Gorp) 7.59 miles.

A : a wetland often partially or intermittently covered with water;  especially : one dominated by woody vegetation   B: a difficult or troublesome situation or subject.
The above is a definition of a swamp.  This will give you an idea of what you will be encountering when we paddle the Great Swamp.  It is not a beginner trip. There are  numerous blow-downs and beaver dams to be gone around over or under.  Because of the nature of the trip (see above definitions), you should expect to arrive back home tired, dirty and maybe late.  You should be able to exit your canoe or kayak while in water,  go over or around obstacles and re-enter your craft.  That being said the Great Swamp is one of my favorite paddle trips in the state.  You paddle on a meandering stream through gorgeous woodlands, across Worden’s Pond and finish with the seemingly endless twists and turns of the Great Swamp.  It is a gorgeous paddle, but a challenging paddle as well.

 

 

Meet here: Directions to the put-in at Taylor's Landing:

Put in:  N41 28 962   W071 33 082 or  3348 Kingstown Road, West Kingston, RI

 From Rt. 1 South or North take Rt. 138 heading WEST. Follow this to the intersection with Rt. 110. Right after this intersection on your LEFT is the put in. Watch for the sign. This can also be reached from Rt. 95 North or South. Take the exit for Rt. 138 and follow it EAST.  

Take out at Biscuit City: 

take out:   N 41° 27.060   W 071° 36.969 or 15 Biscuit City road, Richmond, RI

 Directions: From Rt. 95 North or South. Take the exit for Rt. 138 and follow it EAST. From the intersection of Routes 2 and 138, head south on Route 2 for approx 3+ miles.  Take a left on Biscuit City Road (off of Rt 2).  If you miss that left, take the next left on Kenyon School Road.  River access is a short way down road on left,  just before the Fenced off railroad tracks

Changes and cancellations to trips will be posted on the flatwater message board. Please check the board before leaving for any trip.

 

Our leaders provide directions as a courtesy to paddlers however, you are responsible to refer to a map and familiarize yourself with the trip location.

 

Our leaders provide directions as a courtesy to paddlers however, you are responsible to refer to a map and familiarize yourself with the trip location.



May 13th Assabet River - Acton, MA to Concord, MA-
Meet at the put-in at 10:00 for the shuttle at 13:30.
Trip coordinators: Sharon Dragon  shdrag1@gmail.com 401-225-3942 and Erik Eckilson eckilson@cox.net 401-765-1741

shuttle

Suitable for all boats and all levels of experience.

Bring a lunch. 

We will put in at the Acton Canoe Launch and paddle down the Assabet River
to its convergence with the Sudbury River to form the Concord River. This
trip is mostly flatwater, with some quickwater, and one broken dam at
Damonmill that can be run or portaged. We will continue down the Concord
River the Old North Bridge in the Minute Man National Historic Site.

Put-in - Acton Canoe Launch, 63 Powder Mill Road, Acton, MA

Directions to the Put in: from I495 north, take exit 27 toward Stow. Turn left onto MA-117
east.  Continue 7 miles and take left on to Main St.  After 1 mile take a
right on the Waltham Street.  After 500 feet take a left onto Powder Mill Rd
(MA-62 east).  Continue for 1.2 miles.  The Acton Canoe Launch is on the
right just before the bridge.  42°26'26.1"N 71°25'46.9"W

(Take out - Old Calf Pasture, 181 Lowell Road, Concord, MA )


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May 20th Charles River and Populatic Pond- Norfolk to Medway/Franklin MA  Meet at 10:00 for a 10:30 launch. Trip coordinators: Louise Price weezrad@yahoo.com and
Frank Cortesa 508-369-8205
 frankcortesa@charter.net


Suitable for all level of experience. Many twists and turns. Long boats not recommended. 

The river is narrow and more suitable for boats 15 feet and shorter.

Bring a lunch.

GPS coordinates are: N 42 07.906   W 71 21.801

The Charles River affords canoeing, kayaking and fishing opportunities in Franklin,  MA, especially where the river moves past picturesque Populatic Pond, a recreational body of water open to non-motorized boating. 

waters-edge

The pond connects to the Charles River and straddles the border between the three adjacent Towns of Franklin, MA, Medway, MA and Norfolk, MA.  You can paddle down the Charles River onto Populatic Pond or continue on the Charles as it moves downstream through the towns of Medfield and Millis and beyond

Directions:  Rt.495 North to exit 16 King St/Franklin. RIGHT onto King St. towards  Franklin/Medway  Go approx. 1.3 miles to a set of lights.  Go straight thru and the  road now  becomes Chestnut St.  Follow for approx. 2.9 miles and take a left  onto  Myrtle St.  Go approx 1.4 miles and take left onto River Rd.   Parking on side  of road. 

Those taking 495 south, same exit # but take a LEFT onto King st.


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May 21st Bungay River - Attleboro MA. Meet at 10:00 for a 10:30 launch. Trip coordinator:  Bill Luther Prijon@juno.com  508-761-7961.

Bring a lunch.

An easy paddle up a very scenic river. You will soon forget you are in the city of Attleboro after a few of the twists and turns of the Bungay River. Suitable for all levels of experience.  Shorter boats will have an easier time with the many twists and turns.

Directions:

GPS Coordinates: N 41 57 228  W071 16 822   GPS

Address: 102 Holden St, Attleboro MA

On I-95 take Exit 5 (RTE 152). Take a left off the exit and bear right on to RTE 152S. Go about 1.1 mile and on your left you'll see a sign for Holden Street. Take that left. The turn is about 8 streets down on your left just as you start to crest a hill. The put-in is 0.4 mile down on the left. Just before you come to the bridge crossing the river there is a canoe launch and a parking area on the left. Parking is limited to 8 single parked cars. There is side street parking nearby.

The Bungay River is part of the Ten Mile River Water Shed. Heading north (against the current, which is all but non-existent), a large part of this river is flanked on both sides by about a half mile of protected open space. It is considered the best Southern Red Maple Swamp around.

Painted turtles, gray herons, mallard ducks, swans and geese nesting and multiple other species of bird live here. This river twists and turns making for a very fun but relaxing paddle.

After the first mile or so you can't hear any of the hustle and bustle of the surrounding small city.

For those who like to fish, this river also feeds the local fish hatchery, which leads to some good modest stock trout fishing in the springtime.

There is one take-out up the river. After about 30 minutes of good paddling there is a little path that leads to a little makeshift campsite. While camping isn't allowed it makes a good stop for a mid day snack and stretch.

The further you go down the more technical it gets. There is no possibility of portage, but with some good paddling you can usually get pretty far along. The river then spreads into about a mile of marshland, which is mostly impassable. But when the water is high you can paddle around.



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May 27th Pawcatuck River - Ashaway to Westerly. Meet at 9:30 in the commuter parking lot , we will leave the lot at 9:45 to drop off the boats.
Trip coordinator: Mike Vechinsky M.Vechinsky@att.net   860-271-1586


Bring a lunch.

Lower Pawcatuck River, Ashaway to Westerly.  



Join us for a 7.5  mile trip on the Pawcatuck River.  
Some areas may be scratchy in low water.

This is a very scenic trip that will start approx 1 mile above the Potter Hill dam Ther may be a small set of rapids further downstream depending on water levels. Bring wheels for the portage if you have them.
 
Directions to the meeting place:  GPS 41  27.  000' N
                                                              071  47.  155' W
 
We will be meeting in the Rt 95, exit 1 commuter parking lot in Hopkinton RI. Proceeding from there once we have everyone to a private residence in Ashaway RI to drop off our boats, we will shuttle our cars to the Westerly public boat launch take out .
 
RT 95 south to exit 1 in RI. Go left on Rt 3 and the commuter lot will be immediately on the right.
Rt 95 north to exit 1 in RI  Go right on Rt 3 and the commuter lot will be on the right.


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May 28th Big River- Coventry RI Meet at 9:30 for a 10:00 anm launch.
Trip coordinators: Cheryl Thompson stonefoxfarm@juno.com 401-497-5887 and Louise Price weezrad@yahoo.com

Bring a lunch.



Bring a lunch.
,
You will have a much easier time navigating the many, many tight turns of this river in a shorter boat. We will paddle upstream, stop for lunch and either continue on depending on water level or head back downstream.

Erik's video on the Big River

 Trip is not suitable for kayaks over 15 feet.  Narrow and twisty river. Paddle upstream against the current and then return with the current to the put-in.

Zeke's Bridge state access. N41 39 906  -   W071 37 115

558 Harkney Hill Rd. Coventry

Johnson's Pond is a beautiful pond . The Big River is also accessed at this put-in.

Directions from 95 South.. Take exit 6 To Rt. 3 north ( DO NOT take exit 6-A which is Hopkins Hill Road) Take a right at the bottom of the exit and follow 3 North for about a mile and a half. Take a left onto Harkney Hill Road. Follow for a little over a mile and look for the access for Zekes Bridge.

Directions from 95 North, Take exit 6 to Rt. 3 north. ( DO NOT take exit 6-A which is Hopkins Hill Road) Take a left at the bottom of the exit and follow 3 North for about a mile and a half. Take a left onto Harkney Hill Road. Follow for a little over a mile and look for the access for Zekes Bridge.

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June 2nd to 4th- Tully Lake Camping and Paddling- Royalston MA

             




Join us for a  fun weekend camping and paddling on beautiful Tully Lake. They allow tent camping only, no trailers or RV's.   We'll be launching at 10:30 on Saturday so folks can come to camp, paddle, or both.

You can make your reservation here.

The leaders are staying on site 26b and 26c.
 Sharon Dragon   
shdrag1@gmail.com 401-225-3942  and Cheryl Thompson stonefoxfarm@juno.com or 401-497-5887

Tully Lake Campground
25 Doane Hill Road
Royalston, MA

Latitude: 42.6517
Longitude: -72.2123

From Rt. 2, take Exit 18 and turn left onto Rt. 2A West toward Athol. From the intersection of Rts. 2A and 32 North in Athol, cross the Millers River Bridge and bear left following the signs on Rt. 32 North. Proceed about 4 mi., passing the Tully Dam, and take a right onto Doane Hill Rd. Proceed for 1 mi. Tully Lake Campground is on the right.


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June 8th Valley Falls Marsh and the Blackstone River- Cumberland RI. Thursday evening paddle- Meet at 6:00pm for a 6:15pm paddle.  Trip coordinator: Phil Tetreault  philt211@gmail.com

A very scenic paddle for paddlers of all abilities. Enjoy the scenic marsh and a paddle up the Blackstone to the Pratt Dam.

GPS Coordinates: N41 53.907  W071 23.392

Directions from Worcester

Take Route 146 South onto Rhode Island. Take 295 North to Route 114 South (Exit 11). Take Route 114 south, this road is also called High street. Take High Street all the way to the end. Turn right on Mill street and drive down to Broad street. Town Hall Cumberland will be on your right. Turn left onto Broad Street and cross bridge into Central Falls. Take first right onto Maderia Street. Docks immediately on right.

Directions from Providence 

Take Route 146 North to Route 116. Take 116 North over the Ashton Viaduct to Mendon Road which is also Route 122. Turn right and head south along 122. When you see stop and shop on your right, turn left at the next traffic light onto Ann and Hope Way. Drive up the hill over the P&W tracks and past Ann and Hope. Turn right onto Broad Street. Take Broad street south and watch for the Cumberland town hall on your left (a Big Brick Building with yellow capped tower) - cross bridge into Central Falls. Take first right onto Maderia Ave. Docks immediately on right.


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Our leaders provide directions as a courtesy to paddlers however, you are responsible to refer to a map and familiarize yourself with the trip location.



June 10th Upper Wood River - RT 165- Trip coordinators:
Sharon Dragon shdrag1@gmail.com 401-225-3942  and Mike Vechinsky M.Vechinsky@att.net   860-271-1586  Meet at 9:30 for a 10:00 shuttle.

Bring a lunch

The beginning of the river may be narrow, shallow and rocky but soon opens up. shuttle  Trip is approximatley 7 miles long.

41° 34.375' N         71° 43.259' W   

See this location in: Google Maps   Map Server   Acme Maps

 
From 95 southbound take exit 5A (102 south). 1 mile to junction of route 3 south, bear right onto 3 south. 1 1/2 miles further to junction of 165 west. Take a right on 165 (west) for about 4 miles (estimated) to state ramp on the left. 

From 95 northbound take exit 4 and take a right onto route 3 north at the end of the exit. Go approx 4 miles north on route 3 to junction of 165 west. Take a left  (west) on 165 about 4 miles (estimated) to state ramp on the left.


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Our leaders provide directions as a courtesy to paddlers however, you are responsible to refer to a map and familiarize yourself with the trip location.


June 11th Flatwater Training- Stump Pond- Erik Eckilson eckilson@cox.net 401-765-1741.


Please click to register now!

Basic Flatwater Training Sunday, June 11th at 1:00 p.m. The RICKA Flatwater Group will be holding a Basic Flatwater Paddling Class on Sunday, June 11th at 1:00.

 In this 3-hour class, paddlers will learn the basic strokes and maneuvers to control their boats on flatwater. We will also cover basic rescue techniques. The class will take place at Stump Pond in Smithfield and will be free for RICKA and ACA members. If you are not an ACA member, there will be a one-time $5 event membership fee. Class size is limited to 25 paddlers.

Attendance is on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more additional information or to register you can visit the website at
http://woonsocket.org/flatwatertraining.html

71 Log Road, Smithfield RI

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June 17th Pawcatuck River-Switch Road-  Meet at 9:30 for a 10:00 shuttle.
Sharon Dragon shdrag1@gmail.com 401-225-3942  and Mike Vechinsky M.Vechinsky@att.net   860-271-1586

A beautiful and clean river.

Suitable for all boats and levels of experience.

Bring a lunch. Bring portage wheels if you have them.

A beautiful and clean river. shuttle 

From Points north, take exit 3B off RTE 95. Continue for 1/2 mile to light where RTE 138 and RTE 3 join. Bear to the left and follow straight for .9 of a  mile to where RTE 138 turns west at a blinking light. At this blinking light, turn left on to Mechanic St. (Mechanic St becomes Hope Valley   Rd.)  The put in is about 1 mile down this road on your left. The put in is near the over pass of RTE 95.
 

N 41° 29.609  W 071° 42.957 


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Our leaders provide directions as a courtesy to paddlers however, you are responsible to refer to a map and familiarize yourself with the trip location.


June 19th Meeting on the Water with Demo- Lincoln Woods: 7:00 pm
In leui of a meeting in the summer month,s we offer a paddle that is suitable for everyone.  We have a permit for sites 45 and 46 if you want to get there early to paddle (the permit is in Cheryl Thompson's name if you are asked)



Our first on-water meeting/paddle of the season is the signal that summer is here! For those new to the club, a group paddle replaces the more structured meetings of fall through spring, and takes place on the third Monday evening of the month.


Join us at Lincoln Woods State Park (sites 45 and 46) for our June meeting as Henry Dziadosz, Earl MacRae and Erik Eckilson provide interesting demo's. (I  hear cooking may be on the agenda.)



Demonstrations will begin at 7:00. You will also have time for a short paddle in Olney Pond. Bring a folding chair along with your boat.

Directions to Lincoln Woods State Park: from Route 146 take the exit for Twin River Road. If you are traveling north on Route 146, you will turn left at the end of the exit.

If you are traveling south on Route146, you will turn right at the end of the exit. Continue on Twin River Road until you reach the entrance booth for Lincoln Woods State Park. Take a right at the park entrance (it is a one-way road). The entrance for sites 45 and 46 will be on your left shortly after entering the park. Look for the large rock on the left.



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June 24th Wilderness Weekend- Chuck Horbert
401-418-2838 chorbert13@gmail.com
June 24th and 25th!



We will meet J. Cronin Access and run the shuttle down to Alton Pond where we will take out on Sunday morning.
We will paddle down the Pawcatuck River to the confluence with the Wood River where we will camp for the night.

We will pre-arrange group meals for supper and breakfast if possible. You will need a tent, sleeping bag, mess kit, a folding chair (to sit around the campfire) and your usual paddling gear. A dry bag for your cloths and sleeping bag is recommended.

We will be staying at a primitive campsite, so bathroom facilities will not be available. This trip is a great opportunity to learn or practice wilderness camping skills. No prior camping experience is required, but you must sign up in advance by contacting Chuck Horbert at chorbert13@gmail.com 401-418-2838.


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Our leaders provide directions as a courtesy to paddlers however, you are responsible to refer to a map and familiarize yourself with the trip location.


June 24th Armada Trip  on the Pawcatuck River.
Trip coordinator: Chris Kracik  bbwolf.3pigs@cox.net
This is a joint paddle with the Geocaching group and RICKA paddlers. All are welcome even if you do not geocache, this is a fun event! If you plan on joining in please send Chris a note via email.

Here is the link to the event and the times and directions etc.
The theme this year is : I Think We're Gonna Need a Bigger Kayak!

 

Geocache Description:

Bah-Dum

Bah-Dum

Bah-Dum..Bah-Dum..

Terrifying music that probably still conjures up fear in people as they head to the beach!

We won't spot any killer great white sharks along the paddle (hopefully), but there should be plenty of laughs and fun.

Itinerary:

Gather at the Launch Point: 9am-10am.
We'll meet & mingle and get ready for the paddle down the Pawcatuck River. Any last minute instructions and cautions will be provided.

Anyone who is paddling will drop their vessel off at the launch point (L1), and then drive their car down to the designated Take Out (T1). We'll be sure some one stays behind to watch the vessels. We will shuttle the drivers back to the launch point. If you plan on paddling, please state so in your "Will Attend" log, so we can make sure we have sufficient shuttle space. The last shuttle vehicle will leave the Take Out parking at 9:30am sharp!

Paddle down the Pawcatuck River, Approximately 10am-12pm
We'll put in on the down river side of the dam, and paddle down the Wood River/Pawcatuck River.

The Event - Party by the shore: 12pm until 2pm
There is a spot along the river inside the boundaries of Burlingame WMA that is a canoe camp. We will put ashore there, and enjoy a leisurely lunch. Everyone is responisble for their own lunch and (non-alcoholic) beverages. We will eat, relax, and have a few laughs. There is a rope swing, so maybe some swimming will be in order. Feel free to stick around as long as you want!


Launch address and details can be found here:  link to the event!


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Our leaders provide directions as a courtesy to paddlers however, you are responsible to refer to a map and familiarize yourself with the trip location.



June 25th   100 Acre Cove and the Runnins River- Barrington, RI
Meet at 9:30 for a 10:00 launch Trip coordinator: Danny O'Shea  doshea5031@aol.com   401-527-3447 

Bring a lunch.

We will paddle from the Walker Farm launch ramp on Hundred Acre Cove in Barrington, up the salt water portion of the Runnins River to the Mobil Oil dam. The paddle takes us through beautiful saltwater marshes.

Directions:
Street Address: 
530 County Rd. 
Barrington, RI

The put-in for Hundred-Acre Cove is on Route 114 (the Wampanoag Trail) in Barrington. Go south on 114 and take the last turnaround before 114 becomes a two-way road. (If you miss it, no problem---just go through the next intersection and turn around in the parking lot of the Congregational church. It's impossible to miss.) Just after the turnaround (you're now heading north), you'll see a sign on the right that says Walker Farm. Turn in; is the town dock and boat ramp. Park anywhere that's not posted.


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Our leaders provide directions as a courtesy to paddlers however, you are responsible to refer to a map and familiarize yourself with the trip location.



July 1st - Providence River in Providence RI
Meet at 10:00 am for a 10:30 put-in.
 Trip coordinator: Bill Mitchell  wmitchell270@comcast.net 

Bring a lunch. Spray skirts recommended for the crossing.

 Bold Point, East Providence

Leaving the put-in you will head northwest towards the hurricane barrier. On the left you will pass century old pier pilings (caution, some may be just below the surface). Entering the open water below the hurricane barrier there may be some chop,  especially with a south wind. Tidal currents are generally not a problem.  There can be swells coming up the bay in the open area. Kayak skirts are recommended for the crossing.

Rounding the corner, passing tugboats on your right, you pass through the barrier and enter the quiet Providence River. The electric company will be on your left and great views of the city ahead. After passing under the first bridge you are in and under the city. Waterfire braziers line the center of the river. The Providence court house and RI School of Design (RISD) are on your right. Passing under more bridges you come to the confluence of theWoonasqatucket and Moshassuck Rivers.

Bearing to the left you come into Water Place Park. The Providence Mall is in front of you. Paddle under the mall and the train tracks and continue up river until you run out of water. It is best to do this section at higher tides.

Directions:Take 195 east to exit 5, Warren Avenue. Turn right at bottom of ramp onto Warren Avenue and follow to end (1/8 mile). Turn left onto Waterfront Drive and follow to the end. Bold Pont is right in front of you.


Bold Point  N 41 48 928     W 071 23. 431   Google Maps 


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Our leaders provide directions as a courtesy to paddlers however, you are responsible to refer to a map and familiarize yourself with the trip location.



July 8th Shannock to Jay Cronan access on the Pawcatuck River- Richmond RI.  Meet at 10:30 for a 10:45 shuttle.  Trip coordinator: Chuck Horbert chorbert13@gmail.com   401-934-9212

Bring a lunch.


The put-in below the falls is a good access point to the Pawcatuck River below the closely spaced dams in Kenyon and Shannock. The section of the Pawcatuck River below here feels relatively wild, with only occasional houses visible from the river and heavily forested riverbanks. The river is mostly quiet and relatively slow-moving, but there are intervals of quickwater. 

41° 26.87' N    71° 38.617' W   

See this location in: Google Maps   Map Server   Acme Maps


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Our leaders provide directions as a courtesy to paddlers however, you are responsible to refer to a map and familiarize yourself with the trip location.




July 15th Ninigret Pond-  Charlestown, RI.  Meet at 11:30 am for an 11:45am launch. Trip coordinators: Sharon Dragon shdrag1@gmail.com 401-225-3942 and Pat Lardner  pslardner@gmail.com 401-524-8057.

Bring a lunch.

Ninigret Pond is Rhode Island's largest coastal salt pond. The area features stunning landscapes and abundant coves for paddle craft to explore. It is also a great place to view wildlife. The area near the Charlestown Breachway (the outlet to the ocean) is dangerous for paddle craft and should be avoided because of both strong currents and heavy boat traffic. Otherwise, the pond is usually a calm and easy place to paddle. On most days the southwest wind fills in across this area in the morning and blows throughout the afternoon.

 

(Trip description courtesy of RI Blueways Alliance
Directions from Blueways and modified by Jim Cole.)

GPS coordinates to parking lot:

N 41 21.900  
W 071 39.400

Directions:  
Take Route 1 south to Charlestown, going 2.3 miles past the junction of Route 1 and Route 2.  After going past Prosser Trail (Windswept Inn on corner), make a U-turn onto Route 1 north, then bear right onto Route 1A (at the Tourist Information sign)  follow the Ninigret Park (a town park) sign on Route 1A for 0.5 mile and then turn right into the main entrance to the park (across from Charlestown Police station). 

The launch site is at the very end of the main access road (about 1 mile down Park Lane). Follow the road (Park Lane) left at the tennis courts, past the Frosty Drew observatory, and then straight to the terminus of the road at the Grassy Point parking area in the US Fish and Wildlife Refuge.   

There is a gravel road at the end of the parking area to drive down to the Kayak Launch to unload your boats.  Once unloaded, drive cars back to parking area.  There is also a rest room located at the parking area. Parking available for 25 to 30 cars.



Changes and cancellations to trips will be posted on the flatwater message board. Please check the board before leaving for any trip.

Our leaders provide directions as a courtesy to paddlers however, you are responsible to refer to a map and familiarize yourself with the trip location.




July 17th Meeting on the Water - Green Hill Pond in Charlestown, RI
Meet at 5:30 for a 6:00 pm launch.
In leui of a meeting in the summer months, we offer a paddle that is suitable for everyone. Trip Coordinators: Sharon Dragon Sharon Dragon shdrag1@gmail.com 401-225-3942 and Pat Lardner pslardner@gmail.com 401-524-8057.
 

DEM fishing ramp off Charlestown Beach Road.

GPS Coordinates to the DEM parking area/launch
N41 21.820 W71 37.592
 

I-95 S toward Providence, RI (Crossing into Rhode Island). 
Merge onto RI-4 S via EXIT 9 on the left toward North Kingstown. 
RI-4 S becomes US-1 S. Follow Rt-1-S into Charlestown 
Make a U-turn onto US-1 N/Post Rd. at the Charlestown Breachway Sign. (Just past Rt-2) 
Take first exit on Rt. (Town Dock Rd.) Follow to the Stop Sign. 
Turn left onto Old Post Rd. Follow this for approx. 1/2 mile. 
Take Right onto Matunuck School House Rd. 
Take Right onto Charlestown Beach Rd. 
Continue down Charlestown Beach Road till you come to the Kayak Centre. Cross the bridge and watch for a dirt road turn off on Right. (1st Right) 
Follow the dirt road around to the DEM Fishing Launch.
 

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Our leaders provide directions as a courtesy to paddlers however, you are responsible to refer to a map and familiarize yourself with the trip location.




July 22nd Salt Pond- Galilee . Meet at 10:00 am.
Trip coordinator:  Sharon Dragon   shdrag1@gmail.com 401-225-3942 

Bring a lunch.

You must be a strong paddler as we often have very windy conditions to deal with along with currents and boat traffic. Shorter boats will also be restricted.

A state launch is available on Salt Pond Road: 


Hanson's  Pub is 210 Salt Pond Road, Wakefield, RI.

Directions:  FROM THE NORTH: Take 95 South to Exit 9 (left side exit) to Route 4. Stay on Route 4, eventually it will join Route 1. Continue on Route 1 (NOT 1A) and look for Narragansett exit: Salt Pond Road / South County Hospital. Take a left at the bottom of the exit ramp and follow to the parking and ramp. * The ramp is on the left, after "Hanson's landing", formerly  "J G Goffs".
There are several handicap parking spots and the parking lot across the street is for cars without trailers.

*FROM ALL OTHER AREAS: Get on Route 1 (NOT 1A) and follow the above directions.


Changes and cancellations to trips will be posted on the flatwater message board. Please check the board before leaving for any trip.

 

Our leaders provide directions as a courtesy to paddlers however, you are responsible to refer to a map and familiarize yourself with the trip location.



July 29th Upper Pawtuxet River in Hope RI Meet at 1:00 for a 1:15 launch
Trip coordinator: Chuck Horbert chorbert13@gmail.com   401-934-9212

Suitable for all boats and levels of experience. 


Hope Landing Access. Rt.116 to Hope Furnace Road, access to upper Pawtuxet River.

You may paddle up to the Scituate Reservoir and back again. The water is very clean, coming directly from the reservoir. A 4 mile round trip. 

 

N41 43.868  W071 33.930

 

Coming from the North, travel on Route 116 South into the village of Hope, in the town of Scituate. Just past the junction of Rt. 115, look for the bridge crossing the river. Turn right onto Hope Furnace Road. The access to Hope landing is down a short gravel drive.

Coming from the South travel on Route 116 North into the village of Hope, in the town of Scituate. The access, Hope Landing, will be on your left just after entering Scituate, before the bridge crossing the river. Drive down a short gravel drive onto Hope Furnace Road.  GPS Coordinates: N41 43.868  W071 33.930


Changes and cancellations to trips will be posted on the flatwater message board. Please check the board before leaving for any trip.

 

Our leaders provide directions as a courtesy to paddlers however, you are responsible to refer to a map and familiarize yourself with the trip location.



July 30th Wickford- Meet at 10:00 am for a 10:30 launch.
Trip coordinators: Cheryl Thompson 401-497-5887 and Pat Lardner  pslardner@gmail.com 401-524-8057.


Bring a lunch.

Wilson Park boat ramp.

Paddle in the calm, wind-protected waters among the islands and marshes.

We will stop for lunch a swim at Cornelius Island.


A great opportunity to see osprey, great blue heron, green heron, great egrets, cormorants, bufflehead ducks, and maybe a deer.

 

GPS N41 34.638  W071 27.187 Boat ramp

 

Turn onto Intrepid St. from RT 1 (it's just North of the junction of RT 1 & 1A, near the fire & Police stations). Continue to the launch and the parking lot at the very end.

NOTE: You can also get to the launch by going through the main entrance for Wilson Park from RT 1A, just South of the RT 1 & RT 1A junction, but it might be easier going the other way.


Changes and cancellations to trips will be posted on the flatwater message board. Please check the board before leaving for any trip.

 

Our leaders provide directions as a courtesy to paddlers however, you are responsible to refer to a map and familiarize yourself with the trip location.




August 5th thorugh August 12th


Click for ADK 2017


Changes and cancellations to trips will be posted on the flatwater message board. Please check the board before leaving for any trip.

 

Our leaders provide directions as a courtesy to paddlers however, you are responsible to refer to a map and familiarize yourself with the trip location.




August 19th Taunton River-

Chuck Horbert chorbert13@gmail.com   401-934-9212

Details and locaton of paddle to be announced.

 

Changes and cancellations to trips will be posted on the flatwater message board. Please check the board before leaving for any trip.

Our leaders provide directions as a courtesy to paddlers however, you are responsible to refer to a map and familiarize yourself with the trip location.

 

 

August 20th Deerfield River- Erik

Details to be announced.


Changes and cancellations to trips will be posted on the flatwater message board. Please check the board before leaving for any trip.

Our leaders provide directions as a courtesy to paddlers however, you are responsible to refer to a map and familiarize yourself with the trip location.



August 21st Meeting on the Water at Smith and Sayles Reservoir Glocester RI. Meeet at 6:00 pm for a 6:15 PM launch. In leui of a general meeting in the summer months, we offer a paddle that is suitable for everyone. Trip coordinator: Chuck Horbert chorbert13@gmail.com   401-934-9212

Smith and Sayles Reservoir - Glocester, RI

Directions:

Take 295 North or South to exit 7B Greenville, Route 44 west. Follow route 44 west for 9.1 miles.
Turn left onto Chestnut Hill Road. Follow Chestnut Hill Road for .8 mile until you come to Sand Dam Road on the left. Portions of this road are not paved, follow for one tenth of a mile until you come to the state access on your left. 

Chestnut Hill Road is in the Chepachet district of Glocester. It is always best to refer to a map or map quest .GPS Coordinates are: N41 53.804  W071 40.685



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Our leaders provide directions as a courtesy to paddlers however, you are responsible to refer to a map and familiarize yourself with the trip location.



August 26th Sudbury River- Bill L.



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Our leaders provide directions as a courtesy to paddlers however, you are responsible to refer to a map and familiarize yourself with the trip location.


August 27th Quaddick Reservoir- Thompson CT
Meet at  10:30 for a 10:45 launch time. Trip coordinator:
Henry Dziadosz home 401-567-0313 hdziadosz@verizon.net

Bring a lunch. This trip is suitable for all. We will be stopping to swim at lunch.

Scenic Quaddick Reservoir is nestled in the northeast corner of Connecticut — near the Rhode Island and Massachusetts borders — in the town of Thompson. The village of Quaddick began as a mixture of farming and small industry. The industry, run by water power, grew up along the Five Mile River, with the farms populating the outside areas. Prior to the Civil War, Quaddick included such industries as a grist mill, a hat manufacturer, a sawmill (which later became a twine mill) along with numerous farms, a school and a tavern.

With the advent of the Civil War, the need for more industry developed however the rather sluggish Five Mile River was no longer able to keep up with the expanding demand. In order to harness and control the water power of the Five Mile, a partnership of five gentlemen from eastern Connecticut decided to build a dam at the northern end of the river. In 1864, they began buying land surrounding the river and, between 1864 and 1875, the flowage rights from 63 people were bought at prices ranging from $35 to $9,500. The location of the dam was decided to be at the north side of the Providence to Springfield Turnpike. The dam was started in 1865 and finished in 1867. It created the eight mile long Quaddick reservoir behind the dam, a small mill pond in front of the dam and two spillways. The water from this new lake was able to power at least seven mills running along the river from Quaddick south to Danielson. As the industrial revolution continued into the early 1900's, Quaddick Lake was also heavily used as a source of power as well as water for processing textile materials in the plants in Killingly.*

Shortly after its creation, local residents began building summer fishing cottages and year-round homes on the lake to take advantage of its spectacular tree-lined views, swimming in the cool reservoir, boating on its nearly 2 miles of open water and some of the best fishing in New England.

In 1951, Quaddick was designated a state park after originally being developed as a Forestry recreation area. The site of the state park was originally a fishing area of the Nipmuck Indians and then was Thompson's town farm where elderly residents of the village spent their reflective years.

from http://www.quaddicklake.org/

Street Address: 399 Baker Road, Thompson, CT

From Rt. 295 - Take 295 North or South to exit 7B Greenville, Route 44 west. Follow Rt. 44 West for approx. 11 miles to State Police Barracks on your left.  

From Rt. 146 South - Take Slatersville Exit.  Turn right onto Rt. 146 A. At light by Slatersville Plaza, go straight on Rt. 102 South. Follow Rt. 102 South  for seven miles to intersection with Rt. 44 in Chepachet.  Turn left onto Rt. 44 East and continue about one quarter mile  to  the State Police Barracks on your right.

From Rt. 146 North - Take Slatersville Exit.  Turn left off ramp onto School Street.  At intersection by Slatersville Common and Church, veer left onto Green Street.  Continue through Slatersville to first light at Rt. 102.  Turn left onto Rt. 102 South.  Follow Rt. 102 South  for six miles  to intersection with Rt. 44 in Chepachet.  Turn left onto Rt. 44 East and continue about one quarter mile  to  the State Police Barracks on your right.

 

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Our leaders provide directions as a courtesy to paddlers however, you are responsible to refer to a map and familiarize yourself with the trip location.

September 8th to 10th, Miles Standish Camping Weekend.  Trip coordinators: Henry Dziadosz hdziadosz@verizon.net  401-567-0313, Cheryl Thompson 401-497-5887 stonefoxfarm@juno.com  and Sharon Dragon  shdrag1@gmail.com 401-225-3942.

The leaders have booked sites F003 and F005 in the Charge Pond Loop.



You can make your reservations now through Reserve America.


Paddling will not be the main focus this weekend. There are hikes and beautiful areas for bike rides as well as kettle ponds in the park.


Changes and cancellations to trips will be posted on the flatwater message board. Please check the board before leaving for any trip.

Our leaders provide directions as a courtesy to paddlers however, you are responsible to refer to a map and familiarize yourself with the trip location. 

September 16th RICKA BBQ at Goddark Park RICKA Family Picnic will be held on September 16, 2017 at Goddard Memorial State Park in Warwick, RI.

We have reserved Gazebo ____
 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 In the morning, flatwater and sea kayak trips will leave from the boat launch – meet at 9:30 a.m. for a 10:00 a.m. launch.

Goddard Park has several miles of beautiful trails for biking or hiking. It also offers swimming, fishing and volleyball (just bring a ball). There is ample room for ball games, badminton, or most anything else. Organize an activity and bring the necessary equipment. Lunch will be a barbecue including__________.

Veggie burgers will be available upon request. See the registration form. Lunch will be served starting at 12:30 p.m. for about an hour. The 2017 RICKA Awards Ceremony will follow lunch.

The cost will be $10.00 per person for members (including family members and significant others), 18.00 for non-members. Free for children under 12. We must have your reservation no later than August 31, 2017. If possible, please don't wait till the last minute!

You can register by mail or online using PayPal at:____________

 If you register by mail, please print out the form and return it with your check payable to RICKA to the address provided. Mark your calendars for this fun event!! Rain or Shine. Who knows.... you may be receiving an award! Hope to see you all there!

GPS Coordinates to the parking area:
N41 39.960 W071 26.090 R


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Our leaders provide directions as a courtesy to paddlers however, you are responsible to refer to a map and familiarize yourself with the trip location.


September 23rd Nashua River -
Trip coordinators:
Louise Price weezrad@yahoo.com and Frank Cortesa frankcortesa@charter.net  508-369-8205.

Meet at 10:00 am for a 10:30 launch.

 
 Sutiable for any boat lenght.  Bring a lunch.
The Nashua river has been referred to as one of the prettiest places to paddle in eastern Mass. 
Twists and turns among the many islands coupled with many side channels turns this inundated marshland into a giant 5 mile long maze. Round trip will make this an approx. 10 mile paddle.
 
Directions:  Rt. 495 N.  Exit 31 ramp right for Rt. 119 toward Acton/Groton.  Right onto Rt. 119/Great Rd.  Keep straight onto Rt. 119/Rt. 225/Boston Rd.
Keep right onto Rt. 119/Main  St.  Keep straight onto Rt. 111/119 Main  St. Turn right onto Nod Rd. just past the Nashua River Resource Center ( on the right)
 
GPS: N42.37.693
           W071.35.590


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Our leaders provide directions as a courtesy to paddlers however, you are responsible to refer to a map and familiarize yourself with the trip location.

October 14th  Charles River -Medfield to Natick- Sharon Dragon  shdrag1@gmail.com 401-225-3942 . Meet at  10:00 for the 10:15 shuttle.

Bring a lunch.

Considered one of the prettiest stretches of the Charles River.   Any length boat ok but paddlers in shorter boats may find the distance too great. 11 mile trip. A shuttle  is helpful for this trip.

 
Directions:  Rt 495 to exit 19. Follow Rt 109 E for approx. 9.7 miles thru the Town of Medway to the Town of Medfield.  At the intersection of Rt 109/27 take a left onto N. Meadows Rd.  Follow for 1/2 mile then left onto West St.  Follow for 0.4 miles to a sign for Wastewater Treatment Plant on the right.  Drive down to put-in.   GPS:  N42.11.353     W071.20.007.
Changes and cancellations to trips will be posted on the flatwater message board. Please check the board before leaving for any trip.

Our leaders provide directions as a courtesy to paddlers however, you are responsible to refer to a map and familiarize yourself with the trip location.


October 22nd Pawtuxet River - Warwick to Cranston, Knight Street to Rhodes on the Pawtuxet Chuck Horbert chorbert13@gmail.com   401-934-9212. 

 Meet at 10:00 for a 10:15 shuttle



  Bring a lunch.

 7miles. shuttle

Read the RI Blueways description of the river and the changes since the dam removal. 

River restoration

New put-in: This put-in was constructed for paddling by the Pawtuxet River Authority.

These directions are an excerpt from Jim Cole's informative new book "Paddling Connecticut and RI".    

"From Route 95, take exit 12A to Route 113 East, Warwick.  Go .6 miles then turn left onto Route 5 (North).  Go .09 miles and take a right onto Knight Street (across Bridge after Greenwich Village). Go .07 of a mile until the river is on your right. The put-in is on the curve at Knight Street next to the bike path and an old cemetery."  

GPS N 041 43' 51.89"    W071 27'. 43.81"

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Our leaders provide directions as a courtesy to paddlers however, you are responsible to refer to a map and familiarize yourself with the trip location.


October 28th Halloween Paddle Wakefield Pond Pascoag RI.  Meet at 1:00 for a 1:30 launch.  Trip and event coordinator: Henry Dziadosz hdziadosz@verizon.net or 401-567-0313.

Trip is suitable for all.

Join us for a beautiful paddle on Wakefield Pond and a get together at Henry's Waterfront home after the paddle.   We will have a fire going b the water, bring a dish to share.

 Costume or funky hat optional.

Wakefield Pond  Pascoag RI.


Coming from Providence,  head north on Route 44.  In
Chepachet you will bear right on to Rt. 100 and Rt. 102.  Go straight on Rt 100 after Rt. 102 splits off to the right.   Follow Rt. 100 through downtown Pascoag.(left at bottom of hill, then next right - CVS will be on your left.)  Follow approximately three miles to sign showing Zambarano Hospital straight ahead and Conn Rt 12 to left.  Bear left on Buck Hill Road. 
After passing fire tower on left, you will see Wakefield Road on left.  Turn left on to Wakefield Road. Turn left onto Lee Street - the first left at the bottom of the hill.  The state boat ramp is at the end of Lee Street.

41º57'58.32" N    71º47'18.85" W


Changes and cancellations to trips will be posted on the flatwater message board. Please check the board before leaving for any trip. 

Our leaders provide directions as a courtesy to paddlers however, you are responsible to refer to a map and familiarize yourself with the trip location.


November 4th with a rain date of November 5th- Turkey Paddle- Sharon Dragon shdrag1@gmail.com 401-225-3942 and Cheryl Thompson 401-497-5887 or stonefoxfarm@juno.com

Turkey Paddle   Meet at 1:00 pm for a 1:30 launch. Paddle on Wallum Lake with dinner after at the waterfront, Lodge Restaurant in Webster MA (148 Gore Road, Webster). Come for the paddle, come for the dinner or both. RSVP required by November 1st  if you are planning on coming to the restaurant. Leaders:  Cheryl Thompson  stonefoxfarm@juno.com 401-497-5887.

Note: at this time of year a change of clothes in a waterproof  dry bag is required.

Wallum Lake in the Douglas State Park, Douglas, Ma., Wallum Lake is located on the border of  RI and Ma., has  crystal clear water, and an easy paddle.  Any size boat is OK, suitable for all levels.
 

GPS coordinates:  N42 01 301      W071 46 073


Directions: 146 north  exit for Rt 16 to Douglas/Uxbridge
 Follow Rt 16 W thru the town of Douglas. You will 
 come to  an intersection for Rt 16 & 96. GO STRAIGHT. (You will see a sign  for Douglas  State Park/Wallum Lake) This is S. Main St. Follow until you see a sign for  Douglas State Park, take this left. Just down the road take a right  at park entrance. Follow road bearing left down the hill to the put-in.
 
 Also: RT 395 exit 2 for town of Webster. Follow Rt 16 east until 
 you see a  sign on the right for Douglas State Park or Cedar St. Follow Cedar  St to the  end. Go straight across at sign for Douglas State Park. Just down  the road  take a right at park entrance. Follow road bearing left down the  hill to  put-in.


Changes and cancellations to trips will be posted on the flatwater message board. Please check the board before leaving for any trip. 

Our leaders provide directions as a courtesy to paddlers however, you are responsible to refer to a map and familiarize yourself with the trip location.



 

Changes and cancellations to trips will be posted on the flatwater message board.

Please check the board before leaving for any trip.  Our leaders provide directions as a courtesy to paddlers however, you are responsible to refer to a map and familiarize yourself with the trip location.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The people who coordinate RICKA trips are responsible for setting a meeting time and how to get to the put-in and take-out. The trip coordinators are unpaid volunteers who are not  professionals.  They are not and cannot be responsible for determining the adequacy of your skill level, your personal safety, well-being, or happiness.
Trips are group events.  You and you alone, are responsible for yourself.    

Directions are provided as a courtesy to paddlers, please refer to a map before leaving for a trip.

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At this time of year, wetsuits or drysuits are REQUIRED. You will not be allowed to paddle with the group if you do not comply. If you are weating a wetsuit, please bring a change of clothes.

10.6.8 All other users of State Management areas and designated undeveloped State Parks are required to wear two hundred (200) square inches of solid daylight fluorescent orange from the third Saturday in April to the last day in May, annually.