Women’s Connecticut River Kayak Trip Sept 16-17, 2017

AMC trip-Grey Brook , Lyme

Sept 15-17, 2017 flat water kayak trip on the Connecticut River in the Upper Valley of NH/VT (Bradford to Orford)

We paddle on flat gently moving waters, delightful for a relaxing paddle or to stretch your muscles.  Kayak rentals are available, with paddle, pfd and dry bag.

Accommodations: There is a change in accommodations this year, as the Inn is full.  We are renting a house right on the Connecticut River in Piermont NH.

Piermont River House—https://www.vrbo.com/702243

It may be about 6 miles on Saturday on the river, and 3 miles or 10 miles on Sunday.

It is a flat water trip, above Wilder Dam.  We will put in at Newbury and paddle down to the River House, then paddle down to Bradford or Orford the next day.

Let me know if you are interested, we will need a commitment for renting the house as soon as possible.

Or you could camp overnight at my place in S. Strafford ($30/night normal rates), about 35 minutes from the lodging, and use the covered tent platform for group space.  Firepit, stream, outhouse, nearby house.  We can provide tents, groundcloths, sleeping pads, even sleeping bags if you need them.

Or you could commute:  Join us for one day or two days of paddling.

We hope you will carpool up here.


Friday night at the lodging:   snacks, games, etc.  We can make dinner there.

Saturday:  9:30am start from the place of lodging.  Shuttle boats to starting point at Newbury VT boat launch.  We leave a car at our lodging for the return drive that night to pick up the cars.       About 6-7 miles day 1.  We count on 2 mph on the river, which includes exploring the river, wetlands, estuaries.    Dinner at the lodging.  campfire dinner if weather permits, Relaxing evening together.

Sunday:  launch from the house, paddle 3 miles to Bradford, or about 11  miles to Orford boat launch to take out. We will pre-set the location of cars. We can then return to the lodging in Piermont to gather our things.  We have the house for Sunday night as well, for those who can stay.

Costs:  $250, includes food through Sunday lunch.  Kayak rentals at $20/day special rate = $40 for two days rental, with pfd, paddle, boat, instruction and paddling tips.

Deposit: 1/2 of your costs plus your share of the lodging (splitting the house among all who stay there, cost tbd)

Contact  <boldpaths@gmail.com> for more details and to reserve your spot. Let us know if you are bringing your own boat or if you want to rent one of Bold Paths’ boats.

See you on the river!

Please share with whomever you think may be interested, and share on fb too!

Bonna Wieler

Bold Paths Adventure


802-274-0810 cell


Connecticut River between Newbury VT boat launch, and Bradford VT or Orford NH boat launch.  About 6 miles on Saturday and either about 3 miles or 11 miles on Sunday.


Registration is required for this activity.  Please contact Registrar:
Bonna Wieler,
802-333-3549 home/office
802-274-0810 mobile

REGISTER FIRST before making your Inn reservations.

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