PADDLE to HUNGRY ISLAND or WASHINGTON POND

The Pemaquid Watershed Association Paddlers is offering a choice of either salt or fresh water paddles on Saturday August 15 at 10 AM. Please arrive at the put in 20 minutes prior.

The destination of the salt water paddle is Hungry Island on Muscongus Sound . Advisory: This trip involves ocean paddling. Directions: From the Route 1 North take a left just before Hannaford’s onto Route 32 South in Waldoboro. Proceed down Route 32 for approx. 2 1/2 miles to Dutch Neck Road on the left. Follow Dutch Neck Road, past Gross Neck Road, 2.8 miles to a weathered “Boat Landing” sign on your left just prior to the Osborn Finch preserve. Turn left and you will see parking on your right a short distance down the road at the put in. From Damariscotta, take a right off Route 1B North onto Biscay Road at McDonald’s and a left onto Turner Road just past Biscay Pond. Follow Turner to Route 32 North turning left. Proceed up Route 32 North for about 3 miles, taking a right onto Dutch Neck Road and then refer to the directions above from Dutch Neck Road. The duration of the paddle will be 3 hours including picnic lunch (bring your own) on the Island. No public restroom. The paddle leaders will be Peter Lawrence and Diane Gilman.

The fresh water paddle will be on Washington Pond in Washington. Directions: From Damariscotta travel Route 1 to Waldoboro taking a left onto Route 220 at Moody’s Dinner. Follow 220 approx. 12.2 miles turning left onto Route 105. The put in is 1.2 miles on the right at the Public Boat Access sign. The paddle duration will be 2 hours; no public restroom; optional lunch (bring your own) at the launch site. 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 bring, or have on file, a standard PWA 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 www.pemaquidwatershed.org/water/pwa-paddlers/ or contact Peter Lawrence at 563-3104 or paddlers@pemaquidwatershed.org.

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