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.

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June 2017

NO TRIPS AVAILABLE FOR THIS MONTH.

 
 

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July 2017

 
Title:
The Creeks of Little Flanders Bay
 
Date:
Saturday 07/08/2017    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Steven Berner assisted by Kristin Costa
 
Details:
Trip limited to 20 attendees.  A leisurely paddle afternoon along the north shore of the South Fork exploring Birch Creek, Mill Creek, and Hubbard Creek with a snack break and a swim on Cow Yard Beach. The trip will be open for sign-ups two weeks prior.
 
Skill:
Level 1/2
 
Endurance:
Rated A & B
 
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Title:
Conscience Bay
 
Date:
Friday 07/14/2017    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
James Gibney assisted by Chi-Chi GIBNEY
 
Details:
Trip limited to 20 attendees.  Please join us for a picturesque Friday paddle from Setauket Harbor into Conscience Bay.
 
Skill:
Level 1/2
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
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Title:
Friday afternoon paddle in Stony Brook Harbor
 
Date:
Friday 07/14/2017    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Jose Sola assisted by Karen Farrell
 
Details:
Trip limited to 18 attendees.  Did you get bumped out from another trip because of huge attendance? This is your chance to still sign up and get in the water on a Friday afternoon. Come and circumnavigate the beautiful and super interesting Stony Brook Harbor. Launching from the kayak and canoe put in, we will do a clockwise tour passing by the huge mansions. Tons of waterfowl, as well as beautiful birds of prey on the way. Stop for a rest at a small island by Smithtown Marina, where we can have a little swim and a snack before heading back to Stony Brook Marina.
Members only please.
 
Skill:
Level 2
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
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Title:
Flanders Bay Grand Tour
 
Date:
Saturday 07/15/2017    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Don Gorycki assisted by Helen Horton
 
Details:
Trip limited to 12 attendees.  This trip is a circumnavigation of Flanders Bay. Helen Horton will be assisting on this trip.
Leaving out of the Birch Creek put-in, we will paddle in a counter-clockwise direction to/past the following way-points: Mill Creek, Hubbard Creek, Cow Yard Beach, Red Cedar Point, Simmons Point, Indian Island Park, Iron Point, Goose Point, Reeves Bay 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 stop will be at the beach by Helen’s house thanks to her community center. The view of the Bay from here is really splendid. Helen also made her house available for water and bathroom. Weather conditions may, of course, alter plans at the discretion of the trip leader.

There will be two put-in sites for this trip: (1) Birch Creek and (2) Helen Horton’s house. When signing up for this trip please Email myself and Helen as to which put-in you plan to use.
At trip’s conclusion, whether you put-in at Birch Creek or at Helen’s home, all are invited back to
her home (596 Peconic Bay Blvd., Aquebogue 631-779-3236 landline) for beverages and hors d’oeuvres. Please bring a dish to share.
Attendance will open a few weeks prior to the start date.
 
Skill:
Level 2/3
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
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Title:
Calling All Whitewater Boats
 
Date:
Friday 07/28/2017    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Christopher Scalisi assisted by Steven Berner
 
Details:
Trip limited to 8 attendees.  One day trip to Lackawaxen PA to run a beginner's trip for whitewater. This is only class one river with fast moving water and only a few class two obstacles. Meeting place will be near the Roebling Bridge across the Delaware River. There may be a $5 put in use fee.
 
Skill:
Level 1/2
 
Endurance:
Rated A
 
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Title:
Fifth Annual Paddle Battle
 
Date:
Saturday 07/29/2017    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Donna Di Giovanni assisted by Steven Berner
 
Details:
Trip limited to 12 attendees.  The Riverhead Aquarium's Fourth Annual Kayak, Canoe, SUP Race is looking for help on the course. We are also looking for volunteers to help out at an information table for the club. Last year’s event went well, they were able to raise around $25,000 for the United Way of Long Islands VetsBuild program helping veterans and military families on the Island and the East End Tourism Alliance.
 
Skill:
Level 1/2
 
Endurance:
Rated A
 
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August 2017

 
Title:
Swim Across America / swim escort
 
Date:
Saturday 08/05/2017    (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:
A Day At The Beach
 
Date:
Saturday 08/05/2017    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Don Gorycki
 
Details:
Trip limited to 13 attendees.  Do you like going to the beach and lounging on the sand and/or swimming or exploring? Do you like soaking up the sunshine and losing yourself in the sights and sounds of nature? Do you need an opportunity to practice your skills? If so, then this trip is for you. An hour’s paddle east of Smith Point Marina brings you to an area formerly known as “Pretzel Beach”. The landscape has changed, due to Hurricane Sandy, but there’s still plenty of beachfront left. Once there, you have a choice of staying on the bay side or trekking a short distance to the ocean side. Toss a football or Frisbee, fly a kite, practice your kayak skills, or just mellow out and explore; it’s a day at the beach. Bring Club-approved beverages, snacks, lunch, sunscreen and any other items you need. Be advised, this is a wilderness area with no restrooms or concessions. Afterwards, we will then head back to the take-out at Smith Point Marina.
 
Skill:
Level 2
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
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Title:
West Neck Beach Swim Escort
 
Date:
Sunday 08/06/2017    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Barry Goldblatt assisted by Kenneth Fink
 
Details:
 Join fellow club paddlers escorting swimmers who will be raising money to provide swim lessons to local youths who could not otherwise afford them.
 
Skill:
Level 1/2
 
Endurance:
Rated A & B
 
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Title:
Extra Days On Steve's Adirondack Trip
 
Date:
Monday 08/07/2017    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Christopher Scalisi assisted by Ken Doxsey
 
Details:
Trip limited to 12 attendees.  Some of us are coming up Sunday and paddling the Bog river on Monday.
 
Skill:
Level 1/2
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
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Title:
Annual Adirondack Adventure 2017
 
Date:
Monday 08/07/2017    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Steven Berner assisted by Paul Giwoyna
 
Details:
Trip limited to 18 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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Title:
Smith Point Marina to Bellport Beach
 
Date:
Saturday 08/19/2017    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Don Gorycki
 
Details:
Trip limited to 13 attendees.  This strip starts from Smith Point Marina and crosses over to the Otis Pike Wilderness Area on Fire Island. We will paddle west past John Birch Island towards and past the new breach at Old Inlet, giving it a wide berth due to the many shallow areas. We will continue then to Bellport Beach (aka Ho-Hum Beach) where we will stop Beach to have lunch (concession stand and rest rooms should be open) under the re-built Gazebo and frolic on the beach and ocean waves. We will then backtrack to the take-out at Smith Point Marina.
Sign-up will start a few weeks prior to the trip.
 
Skill:
Level 2/3
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
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September 2017

 
Title:
MoonLite Madness On The Carmans
 
Date:
Saturday 09/02/2017    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Don Gorycki
 
Details:
Trip limited to 13 attendees.  This is a full-moon paddle trip leaving from Smith Point Marina while the sun is still up. We will paddle along the east coast of Bellport Bay along the Shirley shoreline towards and into the Carmans River. Rest stop at Indian Landing. As the sun sets, the full moon will illuminate our return trip with a rest stop at Shirley Beach (rest rooms should still be open).
Sunsets about 7:30 P.M. and the moon rises about 5:30 P.M.
Lights are mandatory since the last part of the trip will be in the dark.
 
Skill:
Level 2
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
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Title:
Long Island Paddlers Fall Picnic
 
Date:
Saturday 09/09/2017    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Paul Giwoyna assisted by Steven Berner
 
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 lunch. We're not sure if we will be grilling or not.
 
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N/A
 
Endurance:
N/A
 
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October 2017

 
Title:
Northern Virginia exploring expediation
 
Date:
Thursday 10/19/2017
 
Leader:
Alan Mindlin assisted by Steven Berner
 
Details:
Trip limited to 26 attendees.  Ths is an expanded weekend trip to Northern VA. We will paddle the Occoquan area which is beautiful, full of wildlife, and flat. I have gone with different groups all over the area and have not been on the same trip twice in 7 paddles.
 
Skill:
Level 2
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
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Title:
Fall Foliage on the Carmans
 
Date:
Saturday 10/21/2017    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Don Gorycki
 
Details:
Trip limited to 13 attendees.  View the changing colors of the Fall foliage as we paddle our way from Smith Point Marina
to the Carmans River. After leaving Smith Point we will paddle the eastern part of Bellport Bay following the coast of Shirley north to the Carmans River. A rest stop
will be at Indian Landing for snacks/lunch. We will then continue exploring the
river and may even see the bald eagles.

Will be accepting attendees a few weeks prior to the trip.
 
Skill:
Level 2/3
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
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November 2017

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December 2017

 
Title:
LI Paddlers Annual Holiday Party
 
Date:
Saturday 12/09/2017    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Paul Giwoyna assisted by Kristin Costa
 
Details:
 The annual holiday party where our annual awards are given out, good food is served, lively music is played, and great friends are found.
 
Skill:
Level 1/2
 
Endurance:
Rated A
 
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