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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April 2014

 
Title:
Earthstock
 
Date:
Friday 04/25/2014    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Donna Di Giovanni assisted by Steven Berner
 
Details:
 Distribute information about the club at Stony Brook University's annual celebration of Earth Day .
 
Skill:
Level 1
 
Endurance:
Rated A
 
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Title:
Greenwich Village Walking Tour
 
Date:
Saturday 04/26/2014    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Barry Goldblatt
 
Details:
Trip limited to 25 attendees.  Join my 9th 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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May 2014

 
Title:
Dinghy Shop Test Drive - Public Event
 
Date:
Saturday 05/03/2014    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Donna Di Giovanni assisted by Dan Di Giovanni
 
Details:
 We will be setting up our club table at the Dinghy Shop to introduce new paddlers to the LI Paddlers.
 
Skill:
Level 1
 
Endurance:
Rated A
 
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Title:
Family Safe Boating Expo - Public Event
 
Date:
Saturday 05/03/2014    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Dan Di Giovanni assisted by Donna Di Giovanni
 
Details:
 The United Stated Coast Guard Auxiliary Cold Spring Harbor Flotilla will be hosting a Family Safe Boating Expo at the Cold Spring Harbor Library. We have been asked to participate. The goal is to create an opportunity for our fellow marine partners to share their information with the public. The theme is Family Safe Boating. There will be space for table top exhibits.
 
Skill:
Level 1
 
Endurance:
Rated A
 
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Title:
Mt. Sinai Harbor Early Mother's Day Paddle
 
Date:
Sunday 05/11/2014    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Frank Posillico assisted by James Gibney
 
Details:
Trip limited to 14 attendees.  We will launch from Satterly landing head around the harbor and out to the sound if weather and Tide is safe.... This will be a short Paddle 2- 2.5 Hr
 
Skill:
Level 1/2
 
Endurance:
Rated A
 
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Title:
West Neck Beach to Lagoon at Caumsett Park
 
Date:
Friday 05/16/2014    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Christopher Scalisi assisted by Bruce Marotta
 
Details:
Trip limited to 18 attendees.  West Neck beach following shore to the lagoon at Caumsett State Park. This trip can only be done before the Town park opens before Memorial Day.
 
Skill:
Level 1/2
 
Endurance:
Rated A
 
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Title:
Blue Angels
 
Date:
Thursday 05/22/2014    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Alan Mindlin
 
Details:
Trip limited to 16 attendees.  meet at Alhambra Beach and paddle to the fishing piers at Jones Beach. We will watch and hear the planes as they practice for the show. This has always been a fun and interesting paddle. Bring a picnic lunch please. Bathrooms at Jones and at the marine store at Alhambra.
 
Skill:
Level 2/3
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
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Title:
Tri-Hamlet Community Day @ Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge
 
Date:
Saturday 05/31/2014    (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 2
 
Endurance:
Rated A
 
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June 2014

 
Title:
Long Island Paddlers' Spring/Summer Picnic
 
Date:
Saturday 06/07/2014    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Paul Giwoyna assisted by Steven Berner
 
Details:
 This is the club's Annual summer picnic. Save the date and watch for more details.
 
Skill:
Level 1/2
 
Endurance:
Rated A & B
 
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Title:
On the Water Skill Session
 
Date:
Saturday 06/07/2014    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Christopher Scalisi
 
Details:
Trip limited to 12 attendees.  Learn bracing, edging, turning and more.
This is for those who have done wet exits & re-entries already. Only swims will be only those who try real hard flip. This is a good thing!
 
Skill:
Level 1
 
Endurance:
N/A
 
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Title:
Bullhead Bay to Scallop Pond
 
Date:
Saturday 06/14/2014    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Steven Berner assisted by Kristin Costa
 
Details:
Trip limited to 25 attendees.  Our annual trip to Southampton to paddle a very unique waterway.
 
Skill:
Level 1
 
Endurance:
Rated A
 
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Title:
West Neck Beach Swim Race Escort
 
Date:
Sunday 06/22/2014    (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:
Flanders Bay Grand Tour
 
Date:
Saturday 06/28/2014    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Don Gorycki assisted by Helen Horton
 
Details:
Trip limited to 18 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. 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.
You can also launch from Helen's house and join up with the rest of the group leaving from Birch Creek Road.
 
Skill:
Level 2/3
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
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July 2014

 
Title:
Orient Beach State Park
 
Date:
Saturday 07/12/2014    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Steven Berner assisted by Kristin Costa
 
Details:
Trip limited to 30 attendees.  Paddle one of the most pristine areas of Long Island - Little Bay, Long Beach/Hallock Bay, and Gardiners Bay. There is a $10 entrance fee for the park unless you have purchased an Empire Pass
 
Skill:
Level 1/2
 
Endurance:
Rated A & B
 
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Title:
Rafting/Biking the Lehigh River
 
Date:
Saturday 07/19/2014
 
Leader:
Christopher Scalisi
 
Details:
 Raft the Lehigh River on Saturday then Bike the Lehigh Rail Trail on Sunday
 
Skill:
Level 1
 
Endurance:
Rated A
 
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Title:
Smith Point Marina to Great Gun Marina
 
Date:
Saturday 07/19/2014    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Don Gorycki
 
Details:
Trip limited to 16 attendees.  Will be paddling out of Smith Point Marina, crossing over to Fire Island, then paddle east along the Smith Point County Park coastline. Along the way we'll notice the new topography caused by Hurricane Sandy. Weather 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 along the boardwalk. There are BBQ stations available for the culinary adventurists. Will then return to the take-out at Smith Point Marina.
Trip length is about 10-12 miles.
 
Skill:
Level 2/3
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
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Title:
Pizza paddle
 
Date:
Thursday 07/31/2014    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Alan Mindlin
 
Details:
Trip limited to 20 attendees.  meet at the Dinghy shop and we paddle around Gilgo Island. We usually take some sunset photos and arrive 5 minutes prior to the pizza delivery. paddle end about 8:00 we stay till about 9:30 to 10:00. can be some waves-water is warm.
 
Skill:
Level 2
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
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August 2014

 
Title:
Maggie Fischer Cross Bay Swim
 
Date:
Friday 08/01/2014    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Steven Berner
 
Details:
 Applications for the 2014 Swim will be posted on or about April 1. Check our website www.GreatSouthBaySwim.com and our FaceBook page for the posting announcement.

The 2014 Maggie Fischer Memorial Great South Bay Cross Bay Swim will be held on August 1, 2014. The starting time is approximately 0800.

Our Swim course will be similar to those of the past few years, a little over 5.25 miles. We will start near the Lighthouse Dock.
 
Skill:
Level 2/3
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
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Title:
Long Island Ducks Baseball Game
 
Date:
Saturday 08/02/2014    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Fran Cassidy assisted by Paul Aledort
 
Details:
 Long Island Ducks game against York Revolution on FIREWORKS NIGHT

 
Skill:
Level 1
 
Endurance:
Rated A
 
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Title:
Adirondack Adventure 2014
 
Date:
Monday 08/04/2014    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Steven Berner assisted by Kristin Costa
 
Details:
Trip limited to 17 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:
Swim Across America
 
Date:
Saturday 08/09/2014    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Barry Goldblatt assisted by Kenneth Fink
 
Details:
 Join other club paddlers ecort swimmers who last year raised $623,393 given to local Cancer research, treatment and education. The event is followed by an incredable breakfast.
 
Skill:
Level 1/2
 
Endurance:
N/A
 
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Title:
Kayak with the Whales in Quebec, Canada
 
Date:
Saturday 08/16/2014
 
Leader:
Dennis Grieser
 
Details:
Trip limited to 10 attendees.  Mid-August 2014
8 days (including drive time)
Stay- at Paradis Marin Kayak Camp Quebec
Paddle-St. Lawrence and Saguenay Fior
Call for additional information and to reserve, 516-695-6403 (trip dates may change but will be some time Mid August)
 
Skill:
Level 3
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
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Title:
Smith Point Marina to Bellport Beach
 
Date:
Saturday 08/16/2014    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Don Gorycki
 
Details:
Trip limited to 16 attendees.  We’ll be exploring the scenic wonders of the Otis Pike Wilderness Area along the shores of Bellport Bay. A short foray will be made into Bellport Bay (weather permitting) to view some of the bird sanctuary islands (e.g., John Boyle Island, Ridge Island). We will make a short stop at the new inlet (Old Inlet)caused by Hurricane Sandy.
We will stop at Bellport Beach to have lunch (concession stand and rest rooms should be open) and frolic on the beach and ocean waves. We will then backtrack to the take-out at Smith Point Marina.
 
Skill:
Level 3
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
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Title:
Robins Island
 
Date:
Saturday 08/23/2014    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Steven Berner assisted by Kristin Costa
 
Details:
Trip limited to 25 attendees.  Paddle from the North Fork to the South Fork while circumnavigating Robins Island.
 
Skill:
Level 2/3
 
Endurance:
Rated C
 
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September 2014

 
Title:
Long Island Paddlers' Fall Picnic
 
Date:
Saturday 09/06/2014    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
TBA
 
Details:
 This is the club's fall picnic. Save the date and watch for more details.
 
Skill:
N/A
 
Endurance:
N/A
 
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October 2014

 
Title:
Hubbard County Creeks' Adventure
 
Date:
Saturday 10/04/2014    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Steven Berner assisted by Kristin Costa
 
Details:
Trip limited to 25 attendees.  Explore the creeks of Hubbard County Park
 
Skill:
Level 1/2
 
Endurance:
Rated A
 
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November 2014

NO TRIPS AVAILABLE FOR THIS MONTH.

 
 

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December 2014

 
Title:
Long Island Paddlers' Holiday Party
 
Date:
Saturday 12/06/2014    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
TBA
 
Details:
 This is the club's annual holiday party. Reserve the date and watch for more details.
 
Skill:
N/A
 
Endurance:
N/A
 
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