Late cancellations & changes to trips will be posted on the Flatwater message board.   If you would like to sign up for the e-mail list, send an e-mail to StoneFoxFarm@cox.net and write "Join Flatwater list" in the subject line. 

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:

Please review the Safety Signals 

 
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 


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 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


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 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.

The Kayak Center is offering rental boats for any paddler interested in renting. 
Please contact Matt at 401-295-4400 to rent a boat or for information on  renting. Boats must be reserved in advance and they will be brought to the launch site.

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.
 

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


Note: This is a joint paddle with the RICKA Sea Kayaking paddlers. Sea Kayak coordinator: Carleen McOster
carleenmco@gmail.com





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 next to the Two Ten Oyster Bar: 

The Two Ten Oyster Bar is locatied at 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 the 210 Oyster Bar, formerly  "Hanson's Pub" 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.

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



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 26th Sudbury River- Bill L.



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 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.

 

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 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


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 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


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 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.

The put in address (where we meet) is: 10 Knight Street Warwick RI.
The Take out is at 60 Rhodes Place, Cranston RI.

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 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.

4157'58.32" N    7147'18.85" 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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http://woonsocket.org/flatwatertraining.html

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. 

In leui of a meeting in the summer month,s we offer an event 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 or event 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. Erik and Henry will discuss and demo canoe paddling and I  hear cooking may be on the agenda. as well.



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.