Next MeetingTo be Determined Shortly.
Upcoming paddles and events
- 06/01/2013 - Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge Celebration
- 06/09/2013 - Nissequogue River
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CLUB PADDLES & EVENTS
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.
Will leave from the Smith Point Marina, paddle west into Bellport Bay and up/into the Carmans River.
Will stop at Indian Landing and hike the one mile nature trail (those who prefer not to hike can continue paddling and then rejoin the group at the completion of the hike). 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.
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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, 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 (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 is the assistant trip leader.
There will be two put-in sites for this trip. One at Birch Creek (Flanders Bay south side) and the other one at Helen Horton’s (assistant trip leader) house (Flanders Bay north side, can accommodate up to 8 cars). The north side group will then link up with the south side group. When signing up for this trip please Email myself and Helen as to which put-in you plan to use.
Note: trip details may change depending on the amount of damage caused by Hurricane sandy. Will revise trip details as necessary. An alternate trip may be substituted if damage too severe.