PWA Paddlers

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2016 PWA Paddlers

Our 12th Season

Check below for this year’s schedule of paddles sponsored by Pemaquid Watershed Association. The paddles are free, and the public is welcome. Most paddles commence at 10:00 a.m. (unless otherwise noted) on Saturday and Wednesday and generally last approximately 2 to 3 hours.

Equipment and Safety Requirements:

  • Paddlers must provide their own kayak or canoe.
  • Paddlers must wear a personal flotation device (life jacket).
  • Paddlers must utilize appropriate safety gear.
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • All paddlers participating in PWA trips are responsible for their own safety and each participant should determine in advance if conditions are suitable for his/her skill level.
  • All paddlers must have a written release form on file with PWA or complete one at the time of the paddle. The release form also may be obtained from the paddle leader.

Paddling on Your Own

Interested in venturing out on your own? See our list of put-in sites along the river.

Release Form

Important: PWA recognizes that there may be some element of risk in any outdoor activity, and requests that all paddlers have a signed PWA Paddlers Release Form on file in the PWA office. Please download and print the form (revised 2/14/2014) and bring it to the first paddling event that you attend. The trip leader also will have blank forms available. The release form does not expire, so it only needs to be submitted one time.

Kayak Rental Discounts for Members

Pemaquid Paddling in the News

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2016 PWA Paddlers Schedule

Listed below are saltwater and flat water paddles sponsored by Pemaquid Watershed Association. The paddles are free and the public is welcome to accompany PWA on these trips. Additional paddles may be scheduled during the season. This year we have separate schedules for 20 salt-water (Saturday) and 14 flat-water (Wednesday) paddles. Unless noted, most paddles commence at 10 AM on Saturdays or Wednesdays and last approximately 2 to 3 hours. Peter Lawrence and Diane Gilman (dgilman @bbrlt.org) will lead the salt-water trips while Jean Smith will lead the fresh-water. Paddlers are requested to arrive 30 minutes prior to launch time. Paddlers must provide their own kayak or canoe, wear a personal flotation device (life jacket) and provide appropriate safety gear including water. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. All paddlers participating in PWA trips are responsible for their own safety and each participant should determine in advance if conditions are suitable for their skill level. All paddlers must have a written release on file with PWA or complete one at the time of the paddle. The releases may be obtained at the PWA Paddlers web site or from the paddle leader.

See above for the equipment and safety requirements.

Weather Cancellations

For salt-water weather cancellation information, Peter Lawrence may be contacted at 563-7663, 563- 3104 or paddlers@pemaquidwatershed.org and for flat-water paddles Jean Smith at 790-8143 or jeansmith500@gmail.com.

2016 PWA Flat Water Paddle full schedule

May and June Paddles

July Paddles

August Paddles

September Paddles


To see a short video about how PWA collaborates with DLWA for the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend and other programs, click here.

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