Date and Time

Saturday, September 30, 2023, 9:30AM - 12:30PM


Russell Pond, Russell, MA,
Massachusetts, Connecticut River Valley,
VT United States


Registration is required for this activity.


Enjoy a morning of paddling on Russell Pond before the #AMCFallFest barbeque and activities at Noble View. Beginner and intermediate paddlers welcome, and children over 10 if accompanied on the water by a parent. Swimming ability required of all participants. Canoes and kayaks are available from the H. A. Moses Scout Reservation, or you may bring your own boat and equipment, paddle and PFD. Instruction in basic paddle strokes available if requested. Please sign up using the link below and notify leaders if you plan to borrow a boat. Bring drinking water, clothing to keep you warm and comfortable even if damp, and shoes that can get wet. Also have a complete change of clothes, towel, and shoes for each person in your car in case you are damp at the end of the trip. PFD's (lifejackets) must be worn at all times while on the water and participants must stay in a group with an AMC leader. The trip meets at the pond at 9:30 am and concludes by 12:30 pm, in time for lunch at Noble View. Directions to the meeting location will be sent via email the week before the trip. After the paddle, we encourage all participants to transfer to AMC's Noble View Outdoor Center for lunch, as well as additional programs and activities offered by volunteers from AMC's Western MA chapter. Plus, explore the Noble View grounds and learn more about the many all-season activities you can enjoy at this beautiful outdoor recreation and lodging facility!

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Paddling - Flatwater

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Western Massachusetts




Adults (18+)


(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.


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Bonna teaches kayaking skills as an American Canoe Association kayak Instructor through summer camps, school programs, and Bold Paths Adventure. She leads day and overnight kayaking trips for AMC, and offers beginning kayakers a no-stress, supportive learning environment.