The Long Island Paddlers, Inc.
 

CLUB PADDLES & EVENTS

Disclaimer
The Long Island Paddlers is not a professional paddling organization.  Our members coordinate paddles for their own enjoyment and the enjoyment of the rest of the paddling community.  Skill sessions, while a great way to learn, are not run by professional instructors.  The trip coordinators are not professional guides or instructors.  Many of them are highly skilled and experienced paddlers, but they do not have any professional credentials.  You choose to join the Long Island Paddlers coordinated trips at your own risk.    The use of alcohol and drugs on club paddles is prohibited

Paddling is a lot of fun, but there are certain guidelines and rules that should be followed.  First, read about Trip Levels to make sure you are capable of completing the paddle trip as planned.  Second, read Paddling Guidelines so that you know what equipment is necessary for a safe and successful paddle.  If you wish to bring a non-member as a guest, please contact the trip leader directly before the trip.

All trips are subject to weather conditions.  Trip leaders will notify all attendees of any changes reflecting the trip via email.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW PAST PADDLES & EVENTS

 

Jump to: Jul 2016   Aug 2016   Sep 2016   

July 2016

 
Title:
Swim escort / West Neck Beach, Huntington
 
Date:
Sunday 07/31/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Barry Goldblatt assisted by Kenneth Fink
 
Details:
Trip limited to 30 attendees.  Join me escorting swimmers racing and raising money to provide swim lessons to children who could not otherwise afford them.
 
Skill:
Level 1/2
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
Special Notes:
 
Actions:
 
 
 
Title:
Annual Adirondack Adventure 2016
 
Date:
Sunday 07/31/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Steven Berner assisted by Paul Giwoyna
 
Details:
Trip limited to 20 attendees.  Our annual trip to the middle of the Adirondacks to paddle rivers, creeks, and lakes - ahhh, fresh water!
 
Skill:
Level 1/2
 
Endurance:
Rated A & B
 
Special Notes:
 
Actions:
 
 
 

Jump to: Jul 2016   Aug 2016   Sep 2016   

 

August 2016

 
Title:
Swim Across America / swim escort
 
Date:
Saturday 08/06/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Barry Goldblatt assisted by Kenneth Fink
 
Details:
Trip limited to 40 attendees.  Join me escorting a group of dedicated swimmers who last year raised over half a million dollars for cancer research, treatment and education.
 
Skill:
Level 1/2
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
Special Notes:
 
Actions:
 
 
 
Title:
Connetquot River Paddle
 
Date:
Sunday 08/07/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Emilio Sosa
 
Details:
Trip limited to 10 attendees.  Depart the put in by 10:30 AM and paddle north. We will cross the river to Oakdale and paddle up the canals and pop back onto the river south of Dowling College. Then follow the east shore to the north end of the river and paddle around some of the islands there. We will then paddle down along the west shore past the Bayard Cutting Arboretum. We will then continue down the east shore past the put in to Nichols Island for lunch. After lunch we can explore a creek by Timber Point Park. We will then return to the put in
 
Skill:
Level 1/2
 
Endurance:
Rated A
 
Special Notes:
 
Actions:
 
 
 
Title:
Lower Peconic River Late Afternoon Bird Watching Paddle 3
 
Date:
Wednesday 08/10/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Glenn Schafer assisted by Mary Schafer
 
Details:
Trip limited to 10 attendees.  We will paddle down the Peconic River to the west side of the Route 105 Bridge. From there we will head south into what has been described as a bird sanctuary. The area is only accessible by kayak, canoe or paddleboard at high tide. We will paddle out on the incoming tide and after our bird watching tour, will plan to be back at the launch point just as it reaches high tide. The trip will take about 2 hours and will be a very relaxing, laid back paddle. It’s a Level 1-2 trip with an endurance rating of A. Our planned return is over one hour prior to sunset, so no lights will be required, however, we will depart the launch point promptly at the designated start time to insure lights do not become a necessity during the trip.
 
Skill:
Level 1/2
 
Endurance:
Rated A
 
Special Notes:
 
Actions:
 
 
 
Title:
Smith Point Marina to Great Gun Marina
 
Date:
Saturday 08/13/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Don Gorycki
 
Details:
Trip limited to 15 attendees.  Will be paddling out of Smith Point Marina, crossing over to Fire Island, then paddle east along the Smith Point County Park coastline. Time permitting, will explore some of the bird sanctuary islands along the way (Pattersquash Island, New Made Island…). Will then continue to Great Gun Marina for a stay for up to an hour. There’s no concession but the restrooms will be open. You have a choice of relaxing either on the bay side or the ocean side (a boardwalk connects the marina to the ocean beach). Will then return to the take-out at Smith Point Marina.
See attachment for trip route.
 
Skill:
Level 2/3
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
Attachment:
Actions:
 
 
 
Title:
Full Moon Paddle
 
Date:
Thursday 08/18/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Alan Mindlin
 
Details:
Trip limited to 21 attendees.  Meet at Venitian Beach in Lindenhurst and paddle across the Bay to the Island.
 
Skill:
Level 2
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
Special Notes:
 
Actions:
 
 
 
Title:
Hallock Bay to Gardiners Bay
 
Date:
Saturday 08/20/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Steven Berner assisted by Kristin Costa
 
Details:
Trip limited to 20 attendees.  My annual paddle around Orient Beach State Park.
 
Skill:
Level 1/2
 
Endurance:
Rated A & B
 
Special Notes:
 
Actions:
 
 
 
Title:
Lower Peconic River Late Afternoon Bird Watching Paddle 4
 
Date:
Wednesday 08/24/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Glenn Schafer assisted by Mary Schafer
 
Details:
Trip limited to 9 attendees.  We will paddle down the Peconic River to the west side of the Route 105 Bridge. From there we will head south into what has been described as a bird sanctuary. The area is only accessible by kayak, canoe or paddleboard at high tide. We will paddle out on the incoming tide and after our bird watching tour, will plan to be back at the launch point just as it reaches high tide. The trip will take about 2 hours and will be a very relaxing, laid back paddle. It’s a Level 1-2 trip with an endurance rating of A. Our planned return is over one hour prior to sunset, so no lights will be required, however, we will depart the launch point promptly at the designated start time to insure lights do not become a necessity during the trip.
 
Skill:
Level 1/2
 
Endurance:
Rated A
 
Special Notes:
 
Actions:
 
 
 
Title:
Smith Point Marina to Bellport Village Dock
 
Date:
Saturday 08/27/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Don Gorycki
 
Details:
Trip limited to 11 attendees.  Will leave from the Smith Point Marina, paddle west into Bellport Bay straddling the South Shore of Bellport. The group will then continue along the south shore to Bellport Village Dock (Bellport Yacht Club) for a lunch/rest stop. The area has a port-lav, two gazebos (1 large, a small), field for Frisbee etc. and a small beach. Will then return to Smith Point Marina.
In case of adverse paddling conditions in Bellport Bay, the alternate plan is to paddle up the Carmans River with a stop at Indian Landing and optional nature trail hike.
Refer to attachment for planned route.
 
Skill:
Level 2/3
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
Actions:
 
 
 

Jump to: Jul 2016   Aug 2016   Sep 2016   

 

September 2016

 
Title:
Long Island Paddlers Fall Picnic
 
Date:
Saturday 09/10/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Paul Giwoyna
 
Details:
 Our annual fall picnic with several paddles in the morning followed a delicious catered lunch. Members will have three options. There will be a skills' session starting at 10:00 AM at Indian Island County Park. At the same time, there will be one trip beginning in downtown Riverhead on the Peconic River and another at Birch Creek. Afterwards, we will all gather at the picnic area for another delicious Costco lunch.
 
Skill:
N/A
 
Endurance:
Rated A & B
 
Special Notes:
 
Attachment:
Actions:
 
 
 
Title:
Jessup Neck
 
Date:
Saturday 09/17/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
James Gibney assisted by Chi-Chi GIBNEY
 
Details:
Trip limited to 15 attendees.  Jessup Neck separates the beautiful Noyack Bay from Little Peconic Bay. Experience the diverse waterfowl and wild birds from the eastern side of Jessup Neck! This is an easy paced trip, so binoculars are welcome! Pack a lunch.
 
Skill:
Level 1/2
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
Special Notes:
 
Actions:
 
 
 
Title:
Robins Island Circumnavigation
 
Date:
Saturday 09/17/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Steven Berner assisted by Kristin Costa
 
Details:
Trip limited to 20 attendees.  Annual paddle from the North Fork to the South Fork while circumnavigating Robins Island.
 
Skill:
Level 3
 
Endurance:
Rated C
 
Special Notes:
 
Actions:
 
 
 
Title:
Lower Peconic River Late Afternoon Bird Watching Paddle 5
 
Date:
Wednesday 09/21/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Glenn Schafer assisted by Mary Schafer
 
Details:
Trip limited to 10 attendees.  We will paddle down the Peconic River to the west side of the Route 105 Bridge. From there we will head south into what has been described as a bird sanctuary. The area is only accessible by kayak, canoe or paddleboard at high tide. We will paddle out on the incoming tide and after our bird watching tour, will plan to be back at the launch point just as it reaches high tide. The trip will take about 2 hours and will be a very relaxing, laid back paddle. It’s a Level 1-2 trip with an endurance rating of A. Our planned return is over one hour prior to sunset, so no lights will be required, however, we will depart the launch point promptly at the designated start time to insure lights do not become a necessity during the trip.

Last year, some of the birds we saw on this paddle included at least one juvenile Bald Eagle, numerous osprey and Great Blue Heron, Great Egret/Great White Heron, swans, cormorants, various ducks and gulls, American Oystercatchers and Red-tailed Hawks. On one of the paddles, we saw more than 20 Great Egrets perched in a single tree.
 
Skill:
Level 1/2
 
Endurance:
Rated A
 
Special Notes:
 
Actions:
 
 
 

Jump to: Jul 2016   Aug 2016   Sep 2016   

 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW PAST PADDLES & EVENTS