Bring your kayak or canoe and join L.L. Bean Mansfield on Friday June 21st for our annual celebration of the first day of summer with a sunset paddle on the beautiful Norton Reservoir. We’ll plan on meeting at 6:30PM in the parking lot located at 237 Mansfield Ave Norton, Ma (RT 140) Sunset on this longest day of the year is at 8:24PM and the 95% full moon will rise at 6:31PM. Two hours should give us plenty of time on this evening outing to paddle much of the reservoir, while we wait for the approaching sunset. The Norton Reservoir is home to a number of species of water fowl (swans, ducks, geese) and other birds that hunt for their food on the water (ospreys, cormorants, blue herons). Please bring snacks and beverages of your choice (non-alcohol please) because we’ll raft up and situate our boats to view the setting sun. After the sun slips below the horizon we’ll finish up our paddle in the evening twilight. Bring a headlamp or flashlight to use while loading your boat afterwards. Please arrive on time so we can get everyone set and on the water before 7PM. This paddle should run about 2 hours and cover between 2 to 3 miles in distance.
ALL ATENDEES MUST PROVIDE THEIR OWN KAYAK/CANOE, PADDLES and LIFE JACKETS (PFD).
The minimum age for attending is 8 (Children 8-15 yrs must have a participating adult with them, 16-17 yrs must have a parent/guardian sign participant agreement but do not need to attend).
Please dress appropriately for weather conditions. Dressing in layers works best.
Wear appropriate footwear for kayaking/canoeing.
Please bring water, snacks and any personal medicines and gear you may need as well. These outings are free but you are responsible to have everything you need.
A camera and/or binoculars are always a welcome addition. Insect repellent is a must.
Please arrive on time so we can get everyone on the water by 7PM.
If you have any trouble finding our meetup location please feel free to call before the event kicks off. Andy’s cell phone is[masked]-4503.
Look for Andy’s Green Honda Pilot with the “L.L. Bean Mansfield Outing Program” banner hanging on the side!