PWA to Paddle to Malaga Island & Clary Lake

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

The destination for the saltwater paddle is Malaga Island at Sebasco Estates. This trip involves ocean paddling and a public rest room is available at the launch site. Directions: From Damariscotta take Route 1 South to Bath crossing the bridge and taking a left turn onto Route 209 toward Phippsburg. Continue on 209 for 10 miles to Route 217 taking a right. Follow 217 for 3 miles (one mile past the golf course) to Anna’s Water Edge Restaurant at Sebasco Wharf, 76 Black’s Landing Road, Sebasco Estates, where we will put-in. The paddle duration with a guided tour of the Island will be about 3 hours. There will be an optional lunch at Anna’s in lieu of a $10 launch fee. Peter Lawrence, Diane Gilman and Betty Welt will be leading this paddle.

The fresh-water paddle, with a duration of about 2 hours, will take place on Clary Lake, Jefferson. Directions: From Newcastle take Route 215 North (Route 215 takes a sharp right at its junction with 194). Continue on Route 215 to the junction of Route 215 and 126. Turn right, then an immediate left. The put in is at the public boat launch on your left; no public rest room. Jean Smith will be leading this paddle.

All paddles are free and open to the public. Paddlers must supply their own kayak or canoe, wear a personal flotation device (life jacket) and bring, or have on file, a standard release form which is available at PWA’s web site or from the trip leader. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. The paddle will be automatically cancelled in the event of rain. For the entire 2015 schedule, please visit the PWA web site at For any questions on a specific paddle, please contact Peter Lawrence at 563-7663 or

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