The Branford Kayak Group is a bunch of people who kayak for the fun of it and thought it would be neat to share our ideas, discoveries of hidden niches along the Sound, up the rivers and journeys between the ponds and lakes of Connecticut. All skill levels are welcome to participate and all launch sites will be considered. Beginners are welcome but everyone will need their own boat, paddle, and equipment (do not forget the life jacket!) some local outfitters rent boats if you need one you can check with us to see which ones may rent. I am not a paddling expert but others in the group may be, so feel free to ask questions. Please check out the disclaimer found under "Discussions, Message Board" for everyones understanding of your responsibilities as a member of this group as well as the Group Paddle Ratings. I hope to see you all out on the water and look forward to a summer of warm days and flat water with the occasional waves to surf.

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Welcome, Kayakers of All Sorts!

Recent Meetups

  • October 19, 2013 · 5:30 PM

    Moonlight paddle Branford River

    6 Yackers

    This will probably be our last chance for a moonlight paddle and we may need some cold weather gear depending on the water temperature. We will be launching from the... Learn more
  • October 12, 2013 · 10:00 AM

    Great Island old Lyme

    3 Yackers | 4.00 4.001

    Launch: rte 156 off I-95 then  south to the end of Smith Neck Road, this will be a class1-3 venue depending on where we go, I'd like to try the Black Hall River for a... Learn more
  • October 6, 2013 · 10:00 PM

    Lake Lillinonah

    3 Yackers | 5.00 5.001

    158 Hanover Road, Newtown Directions: Route 133, go south on Obtuse Rock Road just before the bridge in Brookfield. Road changes to Dinglebrook Lane in Newtown. Launch... Learn more
  • September 28, 2013 · 10:00 AM

    Connecticut River by Goodspeed Opera House

    2 Yackers

    Launch : Route 9 to exit 7 (rte. 82) left on rte 154 for about a mile, right at the traffic light toward Goodspeed Opera House over the iron bridge, bear right past the... Learn more
  • September 21, 2013 · 5:30 PM

    Moonlight Paddle, Thimble Islands Stony Creek

    2 Yackers

    This can be found on mapquest or google maps if you need directions
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What's new

  • New Member
    Chris Mason Chris Mason joined
    April 18
    Chris Mason
    "Hello everyone, my name's Chris, born and raised in Guilford. Just checking this club out because sometimes it's hard to find people to go with, and maybe I can meet some more people to paddle with.."
  • New Member
    Donna Donna­ joined
    April 17
    "Hi, moving to Old Lyme from NJ. Would love to join you on some paddles."
  • New Member
    TheresaAnne TheresaAnne­ joined
    April 16
    "Hi I recently moved to Branford and chose the area."
  • New Member
    Roger Roger­ joined
    April 14
    "I am a special education teacher during the school years. I enjoy exploring nature."
  • New RSVP
    Bill Walsh Bill Walsh RSVPed Yes­ for East River State boat launch
    April 8
  • New Member
    Bill Walsh Bill Walsh joined
    April 8
    Bill Walsh
    "Hi everyone. I have always liked being close to nature and kayaking is a natural fit. I can't wait to get out this year and continue the adventure."
  • New Member
    Marianne Marianne­ joined
    April 7
    "I've been canoeing and kayaking since I was in elementary school. I bought my first kayak when I was 14. I currently also have a canoe and a tandem kayak. All of my boats are for flat water and I love peaceful, quiet rivers and lakes in warm weather."
  • New Member
    Alyssa East Alyssa East joined
    April 7
    Alyssa East
    "I am a finance professional living in Hamden. I enjoy being outside and doing fun activities."
  • New Member
    MJ MJ­ joined
    March 29
    "Hi I am new to the area and enjoy kayaking"
  • New Member
    Susan Susan­ joined
    March 29
    "HI, I'm Susan and I've been kayaking for about 4 years."
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Founded Sep 2, 2008

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