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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.

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April 2016

NO TRIPS AVAILABLE FOR THIS MONTH.

 
 

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May 2016

 
Title:
Port Jefferson Harbor Early Mother's Day Paddle
 
Date:
Sunday 05/08/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Frank Posillico assisted by Bruce Mulligan
 
Details:
Trip limited to 14 attendees.  We will launch from Centennial Park. Port Jefferson ,Behind the the Village Center . We will paddle along the beach on the west side and across the end of the harbor ,then in to Setauket Harbor and little bay, we will paddle back on the east side of the beach. This will be a short Paddle 3 Hr
 
Skill:
Level 1/2
 
Endurance:
Rated A & B
 
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Title:
Dinghy Shop Demo Days
 
Date:
Saturday 05/14/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Donna Di Giovanni assisted by Dan Di Giovanni
 
Details:
 This is Dinghy Shop's annual weekend demonstration when the public is invited to come down and test paddle dozens of different boats for free.
 
Skill:
Level 1
 
Endurance:
Rated A
 
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Title:
Walking tour of Greenwich Village
 
Date:
Saturday 05/14/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Barry Goldblatt
 
Details:
Trip limited to 25 attendees.  Join me for an informative, interesting and fun filled tour of historic Greenwich Village.
 
Skill:
N/A
 
Endurance:
N/A
 
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Title:
Caleb Smith State Park river Clean up rescheduled
 
Date:
Monday 05/23/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Liz Marcellus
 
Details:
Trip limited to 10 attendees.  Our winter river clean up of the upper Nissequogue river has been rescheduled to a not so cold spring day. This event is one of two times per year that anyone is allowed to kayak down this portion of the river....for the clean up. The rest of the year it is only open for fly fishermen. Due to the fact that the fishermen are already on the river....we have to do the clean up on a monday or tuesday when the park is closed. For those people familiar with the put in..we will be on our own for getting our boats to the put in and back there from the take out.
The boats start at the dam at the north end of Stump pond(new Millpond) and end up in the pond(Phillips Millpond) by the mill just up river from Paul T Givens park. It’s a spot quite unlike any other on Long Island and definitely a gem. The narrow, winding,sometimes obstacle laden and fast moving water will challenge your skills too ! Be prepared to get in and out of your boat frequently in the beginning. Reservations a must. Email conservation@lipaddlers.org We are limited to 10 boats so please reserve your spot early. Canoes or small boats only as the river is very narrow in the first stretch. Cleanup equipment and bags are provided. Gloves and UV sunglasses or hat are recommended. Dress for the water/weather and wear PFD and bring extra clothes. Bring a light lunch or snack for a stop midway where we will take a short break to walk a bit.
 
Skill:
Level 1/2
 
Endurance:
Rated A
 
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Title:
Blue Angel paddle
 
Date:
Thursday 05/26/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Alan Mindlin
 
Details:
Trip limited to 18 attendees.  meet at parking lot 10 instead of Alhabra beach. High tide is later so I do not want us to paddle against the tide going home.
 
Skill:
Level 2/3
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
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June 2016

 
Title:
Werteim NWR Annual Open House
 
Date:
Saturday 06/04/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Dan Di Giovanni assisted by Donna Di Giovanni
 
Details:
 Once again, we have been invited to set up a club table at Wertheim's annual open house. In addition, they are looking for volunteers to assist visitors getting in and out of kayaks/canoes as well as on-water supervision.

 
Skill:
Level 2
 
Endurance:
Rated A
 
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Title:
South Shore Blueway Trail Launch Event at Bay Park County Park
 
Date:
Saturday 06/04/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Chiara Nuzzo assisted by Alan Mindlin
 
Details:
Trip limited to 100 attendees.  Join the paddling community at the inaugural paddle of the grand opening of the South Shore Blueway water trail. A short, celebratory paddle from Bay Park to Hewlett Point Park launches at approximately 10 a.m. Other activities run from 10 am to 2 pm.
 
Skill:
Level 1/2
 
Endurance:
Rated A
 
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Title:
Blueway trail 2nd paddle
 
Date:
Saturday 06/04/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Alan Mindlin assisted by Chiara Nuzzo
 
Details:
Trip limited to 25 attendees.  Sometime after the first photo paddle the group will go out on the trail. We will play it be ear. First paddle of day is only 1.5 -2 miles.
 
Skill:
Level 2
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
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Title:
Skills Session- On the Water
 
Date:
Saturday 06/11/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Christopher Scalisi
 
Details:
Trip limited to 8 attendees.  This year there will be four separate classes. Each instructor will be post what they will teach. I will do a beginner skills from 9 to 11AM. Only sign on to one class. If you change make sure you remove yourself first.
 
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N/A
 
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N/A
 
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Title:
Spring picnic on water paddle strokes skills session
 
Date:
Saturday 06/11/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Colin Mullen
 
Details:
Trip limited to 10 attendees.  Centerport Beach spring picnic on water paddle strokes skills session 9:00-11:00 AM
 
Skill:
N/A
 
Endurance:
N/A
 
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Title:
Ray Smith Memorial Spring Picnic
 
Date:
Saturday 06/11/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Paul Giwoyna assisted by Michele Posillico
 
Details:
Trip limited to 100 attendees.  Our annual spring picnic to kick off the paddling season. There will be at least two paddles in the morning and the afternoon from Centerport Beach with paddles into Huntington Bay, Northport Harbor, and Centerport Harbor. Watch for them to be posted.
 
Skill:
Level 1/2
 
Endurance:
Rated A & B
 
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Title:
Bullhead Bay to Scallop Pond
 
Date:
Saturday 06/18/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Steven Berner assisted by David Shwide
 
Details:
Trip limited to 20 attendees.  Our annual trip to Southampton to paddle a very unique waterway.
 
Skill:
Level 1
 
Endurance:
Rated A
 
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Title:
Smith Point to Osprey Park
 
Date:
Saturday 06/25/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Don Gorycki
 
Details:
Trip limited to 13 attendees.  Leave from Smith Point Marina. Will paddle east along the south coast of Mastic and up part-way into the Forge River to Osprey Park. This is a small park recently developed by Brookhaven Town. Although small and no concession, it does have restrooms, a shaded gazebo with tables, benches, fishing piers, and adequate beach front to spread-out and relax. Afterwards return to Smith Point via same route.
Trip length is about 10-12 miles. Return trip could be choppy depending upon afternoon wind.
 
Skill:
Level 2/3
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
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July 2016

 
Title:
The Creeks of Little Flanders Bay
 
Date:
Saturday 07/09/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Steven Berner assisted by Kristin Costa
 
Details:
 A leisurely paddle along the north shore of the South Fork exploring Birch Creek, Mill Creek, and Hubbard Creek with a lunch break on Cow Yard Beach.
 
Skill:
Level 1/2
 
Endurance:
Rated A
 
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Title:
Flanders Bay Grand Tour
 
Date:
Saturday 07/16/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Don Gorycki assisted by Helen Horton
 
Details:
Trip limited to 15 attendees.  This trip is a circumnavigation of Flanders Bay. Leaving out of the Birch Creek put-in, we will paddle in a counter-clockwise direction to/past the following way-points: Mill Creek, Cow Yard Beach, Red Cedar Point, Simmons Point, Indian Island Park, Iron Point, Reeves Bay, Goose Point, then back to Birch Creek. Note: the crossing from Red Cedar Point to Simmons Point is about a one-mile open water paddle and could be choppy depending on wind conditions. Rest stops will be made along the way as needed along with a lunch break (Simmons Point or Indian Island, depending on time; Simmons Point is a good place to swim/lunch/chill). Weather conditions may, of course, alter plans.
Helen Horton will be assisting and has offered her house as another put-in. Please arrive there by 9:00 A.M. More information to follow.
Refer to attachment for planned route.
 
Skill:
Level 2/3
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
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Title:
Fourth Annual Paddle Battle
 
Date:
Saturday 07/30/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Dan Di Giovanni assisted by Donna Di Giovanni
 
Details:
 The Riverhead Aquarium's Fourth Annual Kayak, Canoe, SUP Race is looking for help on the course in case one of the participants gets in trouble. We are also looking for volunteers to help out at an information table for the club.
 
Skill:
Level 2
 
Endurance:
Rated A
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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
 
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September 2016

 
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
 
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