Paddle Muscongus Sound & Nequasset Brook

Thrumcap paddle

The Pemaquid Watershed Association Paddlers will is offering a choice of either salt or fresh water paddles on Saturday July 18, at 10 AM. Paddlers should arrive 20 minutes prior to launch.

The destination of the salt water paddle is Muscongus Sound in Bremen, paddling to Hog and Oar Islands. Advisory: This trip involves ocean paddling. Directions: From Route 1 in Waldoboro turn onto Route 32 South at Hannaford’s. Follow for 7.1 miles past the Bremen Town Office turning left onto Medomak Road and follow it 1.7 miles to the Town Landing on the left where we will put-in. The duration of the paddle will be 3 hours; optional lunch at Broad Cove Marina where there are rest rooms. The paddle leaders will be Diane Gilman and Peter Lawrence.

The fresh-water paddle will be Nequasset Brook and Lake in Woolwich. Directions: From Damariscotta take Route 1 South to Wiscasset and Old Bath Road (about1/4 mile past the Wiscasset Fire Station). Take a right onto Old Bath (which will become Old Stage Road) and follow it for about 8 miles. Parking for the put in is just before the bridge, a short distance from passing Dana Mill Road on the right. The paddle leader will be Jean Smith.

All paddles are free and open to the public. Paddlers must supply their own kayak or canoe, wear a life jacket and have on file or bring a standard release form which is available at PWA’s website or from the paddle leader. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. The paddle will be cancelled in the event of rain. For the entire 2015 schedule, please visit the PWA web site or contact Peter Lawrence at 563-3104 or paddlers@pemaquidwatershed.org.

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