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Upcoming 2023 Events


Following are past paddles

Charles Island Music Festival

Day out on the water! Barge will be located just off Charles Island with live music and a DJ to provide music all day long!

Lead: None, Public Event, go independently but meetup.

Date: Saturday July  23rd  all day.

Location: Charles Island, Milford


CT River Raft Race

August 6, 2022

Enjoy the spectacle of home built rafts racing on the CT River. 

Learn more about the event at:

Interested in building a raft with our team? Contact

Rafting and Camping at Zoar

Zoar Gap recreational area in MA white water rafting. Saturday night, camp, Sunday morning white water rafting (

Date: September 10-11, 2022

Lead: JR Logan

Self Registration 

Registration self serve is first come first serve and fills up quickly. Two options available.

Purchase rafting online:

Purchase rafting online:

Purchase camp spot

Email to let us know you are attending (so we can update you and coordinate with you). We dont know how many people plan to go or how may spots will be left.

FYI Email to:

Moonlight Drift

With the tide in our favor and a full moon the group paddles through he marshes from the Quinnipiac River Marina to Sackett Point Canoe Launch. Bring lights.

Lead: Ian Christman

Date: Tuesday July 12,  8pm - 11pm 

Details: We launch from the Marina, but if would like a car to ride back we recommend you drop one at 7:30 at at Sackett Point Canoe Launch, taking an Uber back is another option.


Swallow Migration on CT River

See a marvel of nature as thousands of birds swarm at sunset before nesting for the night. More details to come.

Date: September 25, 2022 6pm - 10pm

Lead: JR Logan

FYI Email to:

Swallow Migration on CT River

See a marvel of nature as thousands of birds swarm at sunset before nesting for the night. More details to come.

Date: September 25, 2022 6pm - 10pm

Lead: JR Logan

FYI Email to:

Featured Past Paddles & Ideas

Canoe Brew
Pub Paddle

Friday July 8th 2022
(Previously june 28th, we moved it)

A casual paddle to three breweries along the Mill River Trail.

Bring your own canoe 

Itinerary (map)

4:30pm Park few cars or shuttle at Orange Street Canoe Launch.

4pm Everyone meet at Armada Brewery

5pm Launch Canoes from Parks department launch on Loyd Street.

6pm Stop at Bears BBQ

7pm Re-Launch Canoes at Bears/District

8pm Pull out Canoes at Orange Street Canoe Launch (best bring a lock)

8:15 pm Visit East Rock Brewery

RSVP and/or Find Canoe Partner

This event is at your own risk, life jacket and responsible consumption required.

Community Boating Day at Canal Dock Boathouse

Friday June 18th 2022

Come down to The Canal Dock Boathouse from 8:00 am - 11:30 am and - weather permitting - get out on the water. Community Boating Days at Canal Dock give everyone the opportunity to get out on the water and experience New Haven Harbor in a way they never thought possible.

Come down to 475 Long Wharf Drive on SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 2022 to take a spin around Long Island Sound in a kayak, dragon boat, or beginner friendly rowing shell. Or come down and experience a low-impact cardio-centric workout on one of our Concept 2 Ergometers!

RSVP Online

Quinnipiac Riverfest

SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 2022 AT 1 PM – 6 PM

You are invited to enjoy live music performances, great local food and drink, canoeing, activities for children and more. QRiverfest is an annual celebration of the Quinnipiac River and our historic Fair Haven waterfront.

The rain date for the festival is Sunday, June 5, same time

At the Quinnipiac River Marina

Upper Quinnipiac

Upper Quinnipiac River Canoe Trail from Milldale to Meriden. This will take about 3 to 4 hours. Maps are available:  

Date: Early Summer TBD

Lead: Janet

Registration: TBD

Into the Marsh

Travel with the tides up into the Quinnipiac Marshes and explore them in high tide, return with falling tide and sunset.

TBD Late Summer

Location: Quinnipiac Marina

Lead: JR Logan


Buck Full Moon Paddle

Join us for a sunset and moon rise paddle down the Mattabasset river in Cromwell to the Connecticut River and back.

Meet at the launch - at the Cromwell Dunkin Donuts parking lot.

Date: TBD

Lead: Janet


Strawberry Full Moon Paddle

Join us on a tidal river (East River Branford) for a sunset and full moon rise. Weather permitting.

Date:  TBD

Lead: Janet

Meet at:,-72.6747836,17.7z


Quinnipiac to Mill

Leave shuttle cars at District. Bring your own boat and packed lunch. Launch at Sackett point launch and canoe at 10am (high tide), head through marsh with tide and up Mill River to District (8 Miles ~4 hours). Enjoy post paddle dinner beers at the Stack. Map.


 (park cars in advance)

Lead: J.R. Logan

RSVP for Updates

Paddle Ideas

Shag Bank Picnic

Canoe through harbor from City Point out to the sand bar off sandy point. Here we stop and bbq and get sun before returning.

Date: Saturday Aug TBD leave at 11am.

Lead: Alex M

To Lighthouse Point

West Rock to Quinnipiac Marina 

Season Opening Social

connectconnectconnec with other paddle enthusiasts. We will be brainstorming events for the summer and looking for volunteers to lead them. 

Date: June 6th, 5:30pm

Location: The Stack / Bears Smoke House BBQ

(Happy hour specials till 6pm)