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QRWA Offers "Staycation" Paddle Program


QRWA Offers "Staycation" Paddle Program


There are two kinds of trips: beginner paddles on Hanover Pond and the Quinnipiac River, and more strenuous 5-mile trips down the Upper Quinnipiac River Canoeable Trail.  Beginner paddle events are free in cooperation with Meriden Community Block Grant Program (CDBG). 

Beginner paddles, held at Hanover Pond/Quinnipiac River (free):
Wed. Aug. 5   morning paddle--10 a.m.-12 noon
Thursday Aug. 6  after work paddle--5-7 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 11 morning paddle--10 a.m.-12 noon
Thursday Aug. 13  after work paddle 5-7 p.m.
Tuesday Aug. 18  morning paddle--10 a.m.-12 noon

QRWA will also host canoeable trail river trips that are intended for paddlers with ability to handle a canoe in flatwater river conditions.  River trip cost is $15 ($10 for members) to cover insurance and river guides.  Pre-registration is required for river trips. 

River trips, Rte 322 Cheshire to Hanover Pond, Meriden--fee $15 (10 members)
Saturday Aug. 8 weekend river trip--10:00 a.m.-1 p.m
Sun. Aug. 23 weekend river trip--2:00-5:00 p.m

Paddle events are subject to cancellation.  Participants should call to confirm event will take place.  Interested persons should contact QRWA at 203 237 2237 or qrwa@sbcglobal.net.

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