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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 2015

NO TRIPS AVAILABLE FOR THIS MONTH.

 
 

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May 2015

 
Title:
Dinghy Shop Demo Days
 
Date:
Saturday 05/02/2015    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Dan Di Giovanni assisted by Donna 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:
Greenwich Village Walking Tour
 
Date:
Saturday 05/02/2015    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Barry Goldblatt assisted by Jane Goldblatt
 
Details:
Trip limited to 25 attendees.  Join my 10th semi-annual walking tour. Have an interesting, informative and fun filled afternoon. We break up the walk with a delicious lunch.
 
Skill:
N/A
 
Endurance:
N/A
 
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Title:
TBD
 
Date:
Sunday 05/10/2015
 
Leader:
Dennis Grieser assisted by Steven Berner
 
Details:
Trip limited to 10 attendees.  TBD
 
Skill:
N/A
 
Endurance:
N/A
 
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Title:
Port Jefferson Harbor Early Mother's Day Paddle
 
Date:
Sunday 05/10/2015    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Frank Posillico assisted by Michele Posillico
 
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 Pirates Cove .we will paddle back on the east side of the beach. This will be a short Paddle 2 Hr
 
Skill:
Level 1/2
 
Endurance:
Rated A
 
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Title:
Huntington 3rd Annual Safe Boating Week
 
Date:
Sunday 05/17/2015    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Donna Di Giovanni assisted by Dan Di Giovanni
 
Details:
 Volunteers needed to meet the public and answer questions about kayaking and our club at Huntington's Third Annual Safe Boating Week!
 
Skill:
Level 1
 
Endurance:
Rated A
 
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Title:
Mattituck Creek
 
Date:
Sunday 05/17/2015    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Frank Posillico assisted by Irene Wiener
 
Details:
Trip limited to 15 attendees.  Launch from NY state boat ramp / parks provides bathrooms and picnic tables.We will paddle south up the creek and then back out to mattituck inlet . After the paddle, bring a lunch to in-joy the picnic area..on the water.
 
Skill:
Level 1/2
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
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Title:
Thunderbird paddle
 
Date:
Thursday 05/21/2015    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Alan Mindlin
 
Details:
Trip limited to 18 attendees.  Meet at Alhambra Beach for a trip to Jones. Alt site to meet will be used if the beach is under construction.
 
Skill:
Level 2/3
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
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June 2015

 
Title:
Tri-Hamlet and International Migratory Bird Day
 
Date:
Saturday 06/06/2015    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Donna Di Giovanni assisted by Dan 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 1
 
Endurance:
Rated A
 
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Title:
Stony Brook Harbor
 
Date:
Sunday 06/14/2015    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
John Giuffre assisted by Vi Quintero
 
Details:
 Trip canceled due to conflict with club picnic.
 
Skill:
Level 1/2
 
Endurance:
Rated A
 
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Title:
LI Paddlers, Inc. Annual Spring/Summer Picnic
 
Date:
Sunday 06/14/2015    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Paul Giwoyna assisted by Michele Posillico
 
Details:
 This is our annual picnic at Centerport Beach with paddles into Huntington Bay, Northport Harbor, and Centerport Harbor.
 
Skill:
Level 1/2
 
Endurance:
Rated A & B
 
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Title:
Lower Peconic River Afternoon Paddle
 
Date:
Wednesday 06/17/2015    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Glenn Schafer assisted by Mary Schafer
 
Details:
Trip limited to 10 attendees.  

We will paddle down the Peconic River out into Flanders Bay toward Goose Creek Point and explore Reeves Bay before returning back to our launch point.
 
Skill:
Level 2
 
Endurance:
Rated A & B
 
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Title:
Kayak Maine
 
Date:
Saturday 06/20/2015    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Dennis Grieser
 
Details:
Trip limited to 10 attendees.  Kayak from Round Pond to various islands (MITA), camping on the islands. Eating lots of lobster's. We may stay a few days in an Ocean cabin (to be determined).
Call or email for additional information.
 
Skill:
Level 3/4
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
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Title:
Paddle/Hike on the Carmans River
 
Date:
Saturday 06/20/2015    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Don Gorycki
 
Details:
Trip limited to 16 attendees.  This trip leaves from the Smith Point Marina, paddle west into Bellport Bay along the coast and up/into the Carmans River.
Will stop at Indian Landing and hike the nature trails, having snacks/lunch along the way. The group will then continue up the Carmans River. Will then paddle back making a rest stop at Shirley Beach before continuing to the take-out at Smith Point Marina.
 
Skill:
Level 2
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
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Title:
Bullhead Bay to Scallop Pond
 
Date:
Saturday 06/20/2015    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Steven Berner assisted by Kristin Costa
 
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:
Lower Peconic River Afternoon Paddle
 
Date:
Wednesday 06/24/2015    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Glenn Schafer assisted by Mary Schafer
 
Details:
Trip limited to 10 attendees.  

We will paddle down the Peconic River out into Flanders Bay toward Goose Creek Point and explore Reeves Bay before returning back to our launch point.
 
Skill:
Level 2
 
Endurance:
Rated A & B
 
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Title:
West Neck Beach Swim Escort
 
Date:
Sunday 06/28/2015    (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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July 2015

 
Title:
Weekday trip Stony Brook Harbor trip
 
Date:
Wednesday 07/01/2015    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
John Giuffre
 
Details:
Trip limited to 30 attendees.  Harbor tour suitable for beginners. If weather permits and additional trip leader is present we may split into two groups with one going out of the harbor. There will be an ice cream stop after the trip! Bring lunch. We will launch from the Brookhaven town parking lit across from the Three Village Inn. There no parking restrictions or fees.
 
Skill:
Level 1
 
Endurance:
Rated A
 
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Title:
Adirondack Adventure 2015
 
Date:
Monday 07/06/2015    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Steven Berner assisted by Kristin Costa
 
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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Title:
Kayak-Lake Champlain
 
Date:
Friday 07/10/2015    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Dennis Grieser
 
Details:
Trip limited to 10 attendees.  Base camp will be at the VT State Park on Hero Island.
 
Skill:
Level 3/4
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
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Title:
Flanders Bay Grand Tour
 
Date:
Saturday 07/11/2015    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Don Gorycki
 
Details:
Trip limited to 21 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 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. Rest stops will be made along the way as needed along with a lunch break at Indian Island. Weather and water conditions may, of course, alter plans.
Helen Horton has Graciously offered her home as a secondary put-in as well as a rest/convenience stop.
 
Skill:
Level 2
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
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Title:
Lower Peconic River Afternoon Paddle
 
Date:
Wednesday 07/15/2015    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Glenn Schafer assisted by Mary Schafer
 
Details:
Trip limited to 10 attendees.  

We will paddle down the Peconic River out into Flanders Bay toward Goose Creek Point and explore Reeves Bay before returning back to our launch point.
 
Skill:
N/A
 
Endurance:
N/A
 
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Title:
Third Annual Paddle Battle 2015
 
Date:
Saturday 07/18/2015    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Steven Berner
 
Details:
Trip limited to 12 attendees.  The Riverhead Aquarium's third 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 B
 
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Title:
Lower Peconic River Afternoon Paddle
 
Date:
Wednesday 07/22/2015    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Glenn Schafer assisted by Mary Schafer
 
Details:
Trip limited to 10 attendees.  

We will paddle down the Peconic River out into Flanders Bay toward Goose Creek Point and explore Reeves Bay before returning back to our launch point.
 
Skill:
N/A
 
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N/A
 
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Title:
Second Rafting/Biking trip on the Lehigh in PA
 
Date:
Saturday 07/25/2015    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Christopher Scalisi
 
Details:
 This will be the second year we are doing this. Last year was well attended and many have requested a repeat.
 
Skill:
N/A
 
Endurance:
N/A
 
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Title:
Lower Peconic River Afternoon Paddle
 
Date:
Wednesday 07/29/2015    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Glenn Schafer assisted by Mary Schafer
 
Details:
Trip limited to 10 attendees.  

We will paddle down the Peconic River out into Flanders Bay toward Goose Creek Point and explore Reeves Bay before returning back to our launch point.
 
Skill:
Level 2
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
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Title:
Pizza paddle
 
Date:
Thursday 07/30/2015    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Alan Mindlin
 
Details:
Trip limited to 24 attendees.  This is probably the tenth annual pizza paddle and they have all been fun. cost of the trip is 9.00
 
Skill:
Level 2/3
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
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August 2015

 
Title:
Smith Point to Great Gun Marina
 
Date:
Saturday 08/01/2015    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Don Gorycki
 
Details:
Trip limited to 21 attendees.  Will be paddling out of Smith Point Marina, crossing over to Fire Island, then paddle east along the Smith Point County Park coastline. Weather permitting, will explore some of the bird sanctuary islands along the way (Pattersquash Island, New Made Island…). Will then continue to Great Gull 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 or honing your kayak skills on the bay side or relaxing on the ocean side (a boardwalk connects the marina to the ocean beach). There are BBQ stations available for the culinary adventurists. We will then return to the take-out at Smith Point Marina.
 
Skill:
Level 2
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
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Title:
Lower Peconic River Afternoon Paddle
 
Date:
Wednesday 08/05/2015    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Glenn Schafer assisted by Mary Schafer
 
Details:
Trip limited to 10 attendees.  

We will paddle down the Peconic River out into Flanders Bay toward Goose Creek Point and explore Reeves Bay before returning back to our launch point.
 
Skill:
Level 2
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
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Title:
Kayak with Whales
 
Date:
Friday 08/07/2015    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Dennis Grieser
 
Details:
Trip limited to 10 attendees.  kayaking with the whales-Quebec
Call or email me and I will forward details
516-695-6403 cell
dg7549@verizon.net
 
Skill:
Level 3/4
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
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Title:
Swim Across America
 
Date:
Saturday 08/08/2015    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Barry Goldblatt assisted by Kenneth Fink
 
Details:
Trip limited to 30 attendees.  Join other club paddlers and escort swimmers who last year raised over $700,000 given to local cancer research, treatment and education. The event is followed by an incredable breakfast.
 
Skill:
N/A
 
Endurance:
N/A
 
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Title:
2015 USCA National Canoe and Kayak Championships
 
Date:
Tuesday 08/11/2015    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
TBA
 
Details:
 This is the USCA's premier event. It is the oldest and largest of its kind in North America. Racers of all ages come from the U.S, Canada and abroad for multiple days of top level competition.

These true championships give racers the unique chance to compete in kayaks, canoes and SUPs against their own age groups at both sprint and marathon distances. It is possible to race on 5 separate days!
 
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N/A
 
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Title:
Smith Point to Bellport Village Dock
 
Date:
Saturday 08/22/2015    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Don Gorycki
 
Details:
Trip limited to 16 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), open 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.
 
Skill:
Level 2
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
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Title:
Lower Peconic River Afternoon Paddle
 
Date:
Wednesday 08/26/2015    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Glenn Schafer assisted by Mary Schafer
 
Details:
Trip limited to 10 attendees.  

We will paddle down the Peconic River out into Flanders Bay toward Goose Creek Point and explore Reeves Bay before returning back to our launch point.
 
Skill:
Level 2
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
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September 2015

 
Title:
Lower Peconic River Afternoon Paddle
 
Date:
Wednesday 09/02/2015    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Glenn Schafer assisted by Mary Schafer
 
Details:
Trip limited to 10 attendees.  

We will paddle down the Peconic River out into Flanders Bay toward Goose Creek Point and explore Reeves Bay before returning back to our launch point.
 
Skill:
Level 2
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
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Title:
Lower Peconic River Afternoon Paddle
 
Date:
Wednesday 09/09/2015    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Glenn Schafer assisted by Mary Schafer
 
Details:
Trip limited to 10 attendees.  

We will paddle down the Peconic River out into Flanders Bay toward Goose Creek Point and explore Reeves Bay before returning back to our launch point.
 
Skill:
Level 2
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
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Title:
Smith Point Marina to Osprey Park
 
Date:
Saturday 09/12/2015    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Don Gorycki
 
Details:
Trip limited to 16 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.
 
Skill:
Level 2
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
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Title:
Lower Peconic River Afternoon Paddle
 
Date:
Wednesday 09/16/2015    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Glenn Schafer assisted by Mary Schafer
 
Details:
Trip limited to 10 attendees.  

We will paddle down the Peconic River out into Flanders Bay toward Goose Creek Point and explore Reeves Bay before returning back to our launch point.
 
Skill:
Level 2
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
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Title:
Upper Carmans River trip
 
Date:
Sunday 09/20/2015    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
John Giuffre
 
Details:
Trip limited to 20 attendees.  We will paddle the Upper Carmans River to Southaven park. This trip requires a shuttle from the put in at Yaphank to the park. There will be a lunch stop at the dam. Allow three hours for the trip.
 
Skill:
Level 1
 
Endurance:
Rated A
 
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October 2015

 
Title:
Ct River weekend trip
 
Date:
Friday 10/02/2015    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Alan Mindlin
 
Details:
Trip limited to 20 attendees.  Group trip to Ct to paddle the Ct river, and Thimble Islands. Since it is early fall the leaves are changing so the scenery should be beautiful.
 
Skill:
Level 2/3
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
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