Pocumtuck Range Paddle - Shad Run

Price:
$95.00
Age:
< 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 30 minutes without a break, able to swim at least 10 yards cross-current unassisted
Skill Level:
Intermediate
Dates/Times:
May 29
10am

Join us for one of our Shad Runs along the Pocumtuck Range this spring!

This outing will be a 9-mile paddle from the Poplar Street access downriver to the Sunderland Boat Ramp. It will include a peek up the Deerfield River and exploration of some islands and sandbars which will provide us with excellent potential opportunities for birdwatching as bald eagles and other birds of prey can often be spotted on this route.

The paddling is smooth and can be somewhat swift, depending upon outflows from the Cabot Station, the main hydro-electric facility upstream. Though it has no rapids to navigate, it is still an area best avoided by first-time paddlers.

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

A fun and scenic afternoon on the water with the potential for excellent birdwatching!

What to Bring

Clothing for paddling* and dry clothing

Footwear for paddling* and dry land footwear

Windbreaker

Sunglasses - polarized ideal

Sunscreen and hat

Waterproof camera!

Other Notes:

*Your feet WILL get wet, and splashes happen. The water is cold, and AE suggests a shorty wetsuit, otherwise layers of fast-dry clothes are better than regular cotton.