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 

 

September 30th Saturday- Palmer River in Rehoboth MA
Meet at 10:30 for an 11:00 am launch. Trip coordinators: Cheryl Thompson 401-497-5887 cell and Henry Dziadosz hdziadosz@verizon.net 404-567-0313 home.

Bring a lumch.

Palmer River,  Rehoboth MA

An easy, scenic paddle down the Palmer River. This is a round trip and no shuttle is required. Suitable for all boats and levels of experience.

 

Directions for put-in: 

Travel east on 195 from Providence. Take exit #1 in Massachusetts (Route 114).  Turn left on Route 114 and go .5 mile to light (County Street).
Turn right on County Street (becomes Providence St. in Rehoboth) and go approx. 3.7 miles.  Access is on right, immediately after bridge.

N41. 48.013
W071.16.355 

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 6th through Oct 9th- Camp and Paddle Trip on Cape Cod. Make your reservations at Shawme
 Crowell
 We are reserving sites in the area of 108B Area 2. There will be a paddle on Saturday & Sunday, weather permitting. 

Trip organizers: Cheryl Thompson stonefoxfarm@juno.com 401-497-5887 and Sharon Dragon Sharon Dragon shdrag1@gmail.com 401-225-3942

We are looking at doing the Herring River on Saturday.


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- Leaders: Chuck Horbert chorbert13@gmail.com   401-934-9212 and Bill Luther prijon@juno.com 508-761-7961

 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.