PADDLES to CRANBERRY ISLAND & SENNEBEC POND

The Pemaquid Watershed Association PWA is offering a choice of either salt water or fresh water paddles on Saturday August 8, at 10 AM. Please arrive 20 minutes prior.

The destination of the salt water paddle is Cranberry Island past Friendship Long Island. Advisory: This trip involves ocean paddling. Directions: Take Route 1 North to Waldoboro turning right onto Route 220 South. Follow 220 into Friendship to Route 97. Turn left and take your first right past the fire station and the community center onto Bradford (Point) Road. About 1 mile down Bradford Road is the launch area. The duration of the paddle will be three hours with picnic lunch (bring your own) on the island. No public rest rooms. The paddle leaders will be Diane Gilman and Peter Lawrence.

The fresh water paddle will be at Sennebec Pond in Appleton. Directions: From Damariscotta take Route 1 North through Waldoboro to Route 235 North. Turn left proceeding 11.1 miles to the intersection of Routes 235, 17 and 131; turn left and in 0.2 miles, take a right onto
Route 131 (West Sennebec Road). The put in is 1.3 miles on the right. The paddle duration will be 2 hours, there is no public rest room and all are invited to an optional lunch at The Badger Café at Union Square. 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 with PWA, 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 or small craft warnings. 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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