August 12 - Perseid Meteor Shower Paddle

< 12 with guardian in the same tandem kayak
12-15 accompanied on the experience by guardian
16-17 with liability waiver signed by guardian

Adventure East reserves the right to evaluate all paddlers for skill levels and group dynamics to make a final decision on suitability for the experience.
Fitness Level:
Moderate - Able to paddle at a moderate pace for 45 minutes, able to swim at least 10 yards cross-current unassisted
Skill Level:
Intermediate - Previous tour kayaking experience or an Adventure East Intro to Kayaking course completion is required
  • Barton Cove
August 12

The Perseid meteor shower, or the Perseids, is one of the most popular and highly anticipated meteor showers of the year. Join us for a magical evening paddle on the Connecticut River as we paddle under the expansive, shower-filled sky.

Departing from Poplar Street at 8pm and proceeding to the Sunderland boat ramp, this four-hour paddle will pass through the most remote stretch of the Connecticut River in Massachusetts with the darkest skies, allowing us an incredible opportunity to paddle under the Perseids at its peak. With calm waters and serene surroundings, this evening paddle is one not to be missed.

*For the month of August, we are offering Turners Falls paddling experiences at a discounted rate. Use promo code AE15 at checkout and save 15%.

**Plan on visiting The Rendezvous for a pre-paddle dinner? Let your server know that you're doing a trip with Adventure East and get 10% off your meal.


Additional information regarding this experience

What's Included?

Kayak and paddle

PFD appropriate to water conditions and your needs

A snack and water/beverages

Dry storage for small personal items

AE will shuttle you and all boats from our base in Sunderland

A unique evening paddling experience!

What to Bring

Clothing for paddling and dry clothing - consider an extra layer for warmth as temperatures may dip into the 40s

Footwear for paddling and dry land footwear

Windbreaker or rain jacket

Flashlight - however, we encourage you to largely rely on the brilliance of the moonlight

Thermos with your favorite hot/warm beverage (non-alcoholic)

Other Notes:

In all AE programs, we encourage you to use the gear most comfortable to you or appropriate to the activity. If you intend to bring your own equipment, please reach out at least 48-hours prior so we may make final plans for a safe and enjoyable day.