Weeknight Instructionals at Beseck Lake Middlefield, CT

Date and Time

Monday, August 22, 2022, 6:00PM


Town of Middlefield Beseck Lake Beach Middlefield CT,
Connecticut, West of River,


Registration is required for this activity. Please contact leader(s).


These sessions are for anyone who is looking to learn the basics of whitewater kayaking with a eye to running rivers safely. Strokes, Boat control, or to learn the Eskimo roll will all be covered. There will be volunteer instructors at every session. Instruction is generally one on one, in a very casual and friendly atmosphere. Limited amounts of paddling gear will be available for rental on a first come first serve basis. It is recommended to bring your own helmet and life jacket if possible. Gear selection and sizes are limited. Everybody is welcome! To sign up, please call by the night before if possible. Where? Town of Middlefield Beseck Lake Beach Middlefield CT When? Monday nights July 11, 18, 25 and August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Sessions run from 6:00 PM. to 8:00 or sunset Cost: Instruction: FREE! Park Admittance $5.00 per session Boat and Gear if needed: $5

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.


Adult: $5 member / $5 non-member
Youth: $5 member / $5 non-member
Child: $5 member / $5 non-member
*town park parking fee. additional $5:00 fee if gear rental is needed

Related Link(s):

CT AMC Whitewater homepage

Driving Directions

From I-691 eastbound (Waterbury, Southington, Cheshire): Follow I-691 past exits 10, 11, 12 towards Middletown The highway becomes rt. 66 and two-way traffic. At the first stoplight, take a right onto Rt 147 south Follow for about ½ mile and take the first right onto Lake rd. Take the first left onto Lake Shore dr. You will see the park as the road bears right and up the hill Park in the lot inside the chain link fence. From I-91 northbound (New Haven): Take exit 18 Rt 66 east toward Middletown. At the first stoplight, take a right onto Rt 147 Follow directions above once on 147. From i-91 Southbound (Hartford): Take exit 19 Preston Ave. At the bottom of the ramp, take a left and go under 91. Follow Preston Ave about 1 mile until the stoplight at east main St. Make a left onto east main street and follow as it merges with Rt 66. At the first stoplight, take a right onto Rt 147 south Follow directions above once on 147. From Rt 66 westbound (Middletown, Portland, Willimantic): Follow rt 66 through Middletown past the Washington square mall. At the third stoplight, make a left onto rt 147. Follow directions above once on 147. Please be mindful of the low speed limits On Lake and Lakeshore Dr. These are narrow, residential roads.


Instruction (Skills)
Paddling - Whitewater

Offered By







Adults (18+)


(best time to call: NCA-9 pm)


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