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OCT 13 COLD SPRINGS Rvr-FAREWELL to a great season Event- Potluck@Wethersfield­

  • Oct 13, 2012 · 11:30 AM
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Hi Everyone,

I have decided to have a nice Fireside BBQ in Wethersfield at my home instead of at the river due to the cool weather.

Since this is one of the further trips ----> i have moved up the time to 11:30 but still would like to paddle shortly after and not wait around for an hour for the late ones,

If you are late, just go upstream.


WEATHER for this location:

Close up view:


National View:


Head Upstream till we get to the "Cant go no more spot"

This is a perfect river for a "Recreational Yak" and your "ocean cruisers"

Bring your camera's


Yeah its getting to light jacket time so bring them for the paddle and afterward...



Use your GPS: 525 Cold Spring Rd Belchertown, MA 01007

turn into the parking lot by the bridge,

Park so we can all fit... This is a small lot with apx 30 spaces max and its a popular spot so park where you can.

Cross check some of your mapquest directions and look at your maps to the following:

From Hartford, CT: Please use the directions that follow only for a guide to your own specific directions.

General directions from Hartford area:

Merge onto I-91 N toward Springfield- 25.9 mi Just North of Springfield city

Take exit x???? for I-291 E/US-20 EAST toward I-90/Mass.Pike EAST

go 0.2 mi follow signs for I-291 East and merge onto I-291 EAST/US-20 East

Continue to follow I-291 EAST for 5.0 mi

Take the I-90 EAST/I-90 W exit toward Masspike/Boston/Albany 0.3 mi

Merge onto I-90 EAST toward Boston Direction and go apx 11.5 mi Take exit 8 toward MA-32/US-20/Palmer/Ware 0.3 mi

Merge onto Palmer Ware Partial toll road Once under the Mass Pike bridge,

take a left onto HIGH st for 0.4 miles

Keep Right onto CHURCH st then take RIVER st for 1.4 miles

Take a left onto STATE st go apx 0.7 miles

Bear Right onto JIM ASS st for 1.1 miles

Keep strait on and Continue onto Bondsville Rd for 1.5 mi

Turn left at Cold Spring Rd and go apx 0.1 miles or over bridge and turn left into the parking lot,

Park so we can all fit... This is a small lot with apx 30 spaces max and its a popular spot so park where you can.

(The other alt route is I-84 to Stafford Springs and up 32..etc..)

OR Just follow your GPS: and maps.


Kayaks available:

The following Kayaks with paddles and life jackets are available for the put in site if reserved in advance:

Note: if you reserve a kayak and i take it all the way to the site and you do not show -- you will never join us again for any event again, these are my personal hobby boats and its asked you be sincere in showing up, besides i ask less than half of what a local shop charges and you get better equipment right at the event site boat ramp.

Yes i will understand traffic may cause you to be late and if i hear of of any traffic via my GPS or by other arriving members, then we usually wait a bit longer than normal.

Please get a GPS, or a GPS with traffic data is even better.

Boat use Doughnation is $20.00.

KAYAK #1: Eddyline Wind Dancer Fiberglass/Kevlar, Red, Rudder Equipped 18' @ 24" wide.

This is an expedition style sea kayak designed for rough sea conditions and heavy loads.

Highly stable (initial & secondary), heavy weight (52 LB).
For almost any sized paddler apx (100 to 230 lbs) with beginner and up skills.


KAYAK #2: Necky Eliza Plastic, Fire Color, Rudder Equipped 15'-3.5'' @ 22"wide.

Transitional Recreation to Sea Kayak, moderate weight (49 LB) ladies kayak
Small to Medium sized paddler (100 - 160 lbs) with Beginner and up skills.
This is the heavier model and largest cockpit of the Eliza series.


KAYAK #3: Necky Eliza Advanced Composite (Un Modified), Red and White, Skeg Version 15'-3'' @ 21" wide.

Transitional Recreation to Sea Kayak, Light weight (45 LB) Ladies Kayak.

Small to Medium sized paddler (95 - 145 lbs) with Beginner and up skills.
This is the medium size cockpit of the Eliza series.


KAYAK #4: Necky Eliza Composite Special Ultra Light Version (Modified)

(Very Thin Fibreglass), Yellow, Skeg Version 15'-3'' @ 21" wide.

Transitional Recreation to Sea Kayak, Light weight (40 LB) Ladies Kayak.
Small to Medium sized paddler (95 - 145 lbs) with Beginner and up skills.
This is the lightest of the Eliza Series and also with the smallest cocpit.


KAYAK #5: Wood Cedar Strip Night Heron by Guillemot Kayaks, Fixed Skeg 18' @ 20" wide.

Overall a stable and predictable Sea Kayak with a hard chine, low rocker Greenland style hull, heavy weight (50 lbs).

Greenland style Paddle available also if specifically REQUESTED. .

Medium Sized Paddler (apx 100 - 200 Lbs) with NOVICE/INTERMEDIATE and up skills.


KAYAK #6: NDK Greenlander Pro, Fiberglass, Red, Skeg Equipped. Greenland style, fast kayak for ocean crusing. 18' @ 21" wide, heavy weight 50 lb

Full Greenland style sea kayak. Medium sized paddler [masked] lbs) with a MINIMUM of Intermediate to Advanced sea paddling skills needed for this boat.



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  • Elena

    This trip was amazing! The river was so unbelievably clean and transparent. Thank you for organizing this.

    November 28, 2012

  • AL-r

    The river lived up to its name, It was soo COLD it was completely FROZEN right down to the deepest bottom spot, Look at the pictures. The Pot Luck was good as always, NO cops this time even though i sent up a signal where to find us. Thanks to all that came out for the paddle or potluck.

    October 14, 2012

  • Kat


    October 14, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    This river is known in the area as the Swift River and right now the area is trying to save it.

    October 10, 2012

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