Boots to Boats Kayaking Opportunities—2017 June 25; August 5

Summer Paddling with the National Park Service:

This summer, Bold Paths is working with National Park Service Centennial for the second year, to offer kayaking to 100+ youth on the Connecticut River, working with non-profits and town recreation programs.  We also will offer three weekend days of kayaking sessions to the public for families. Pre-registration is necessary, so we don’t over-commit the boats for the two sessions each of the days.  We are launching from Wilder Picnic Area, Kilowatt North, Gillette Street to the end in Wilder, VT.  These sessions will be free for the public, donations are welcome.

  • June 25–10-12:30, and 1-3:30pm
  •  August 5–10-12:30, and 1-3:30pm

Minors 8 years old and up may paddle, and they must bring signed waivers with them if parent does not attend.  A parent is welcome with children.


For more information, contact:, 802-333-3549

Most of 2016 was spent taking youth ages 8-16 years old kayaking on the Connecticut River, mostly above Wilder Dam, for the National Park Service (NPS) Centennial project Boots to Boats. In addition to camp groups, there were three free public days. We took out 152 youth, 68 of whom went out a second time, with an additional 73 adult trips either supporting the youth trips or on the free public days. This was a marvelous opportunity for so many, and we all appreciate the National Park Foundation and all the work that the National Park Service has done to help facilitate the program.

Marsh Billings Rockefeller National Park Map

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