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Housatonic River Paddle in Pittsfield

Date and Time

Saturday, July 2, 2022

Location

Pittsfield, MA,
Massachusetts, Berkshires,
MA

Registration

Registration is required for this activity.

Overview

Paddle trip on the Housatonic River starting in the morning from Fred Garner Riverside Park to New Lenox Rd. Optional afternoon continuation downstream toward Wood Pond and back to New Lenox Rd if time permits. The 6 mile trip from Fred Garner to New Lenox Rd., passing through Audubon's Canoe Meadows Sanctuary, is rather secluded and teeming with wildlife. This stretch of the river has current and constant bends and is suitable to experienced paddlers who can maneuver their boats with precision. Participants must bring their owns boat and PFD which should be worn at all times while on the water. Water, snacks, lunch, and weather-appropriate clothing also needed.

AMC Trip Policy

COVID 19 Information: As of December 1, 2021 AMC requires volunteers be vaccinated or receive a negative PCR test within 72 hours of the start of an event. AMC relies on the honor system for compliance. Participants may be required to wear masks, provide proof of vaccination, or in the alternative a current (within 72 hours) negative PCR test as a condition of attending this event. For your personal safety, you should expect to be in the presence of vaccinated and unvaccinated people in all AMC settings and should make choices about participating accordingly.

Cost

Free

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Activity

Paddling

Offered By

Western Massachusetts

Status

Wait Listed

Difficulty

flatwater with current

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader




(best time to call: day or evening)

Deb has been hiking and paddling in New England for over 40 years. She was a whitewater trip leader for AMC in the 1980s and currently leads flatwater and quickwater trips. She paddles kayaks, tandem and solo canoes and holds an instructor certification from the American Canoe Association in Level 1 kayaking and Level 2 tandem canoeing. Her interests are river paddling, canoe camping, hiking, backpacking, and cross country skiing.

Leader




Dee is an enthusiastic lover of nature and the outdoors. She lived for 28 years on Martha's Vineyard where she kayaked regularly in the ocean along the numerous coves and playing in the waves all around the island. Currently she is a hiking and family programs leader with AMC Western Mass and a paddling leader with AMC Worcester and Western Mass. She is training to lead Adventure travel trips.

Co-Leader



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Bonna lives in Vermont and is a paddle leader with AMC Western Mass.