Mystic Connecticut From Esker Point Beach

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We will paddle from Eskers Point Beach In Noak (Groton) Connecticut and up the Mystic River, our route will take us past the Mystic Seaport Museum, where we will see the Seaport's collection of Tall Ships and Antique Boats. We will pass Morgan Point Light, many islands, Including the Historic Monastary at Enders Island, a Swing Railroad Bridge, and a Counterweight Drawbridge. (Bascule Bridge) We will be stopping for a lunch break, so bring some food.

This is a level 2 paddle, restricted to kayaks 14 feet or greater in length or greater with watertight bulkheads. A Spray Skirt is strongly recommended. Expect wind, waves, boat wakes, and moderate tidal currents. "Guests" are not allowed due to safety reasons. The planned route will take us one nautical mile from shore. This trip will be around 9 Nautical Miles in length (10.4 Landlubber Miles)

High Tide at Groton Ct: 8:37 am, Low Tide at 3:04 pm, Sunset at 8:04 pm.

We will be going to a nearby restaurant for a post paddle "Debriefing", bring $$$ if you wish to join us.

PFD's (Life Jackets) are required and shall be worn when paddling with this group.

Driving Time From Portsmouth: Approximately 2 Hours 45 Minutes, but its worth it. This is a beautiful place to paddle.

Directions to Esker Point Beach:

1) Buy a GPS!


2) From I-95 South: Take Connecticut exit 88 South onto Route 117. Turn Left onto Route 1. At the top of the hill, bear right onto Route 215. Esker Point Beach is approximately 1.5 miles on the right, The parking lot and launch is on the Right before you get to the Restaurant.


3) Follow the link below:

Esker Point Beach

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  • Mary H

    Thank you Steve for organizing this trip to Mystic. Great kayaking with great people.

    August 25

  • Phil A.

    Thought I was back in Casco Bay for a moment there, ahem...

    August 25

  • Greg N.

    Great to see Mystic from this vantage point.

    August 24

  • Brad

    Excellent paddle! Great company and good weather. One of the most interesting and scenic places I've paddled. Tks for organizing, Steve.

    August 24

  • Meihuei H.

    I have a Tsunami 135. Does it meet the requirement?

    August 18

  • Steve E.

    Rescheduled to August 23 at noon due to tomorrow's lousy weather forecast.

    August 1

    • Phil A.

      Too bad, was looking forward to it. Think I'll hit Squam Lake Sunday then...

      August 1

  • Steve E.

    Sue, it's about 2 hours from Portsmouth. Traveling South on I95.

    July 5, 2014

  • Sue D.

    Hi, I'm not familiar with Mystic area so what do you think it will take travel time from Seacoast NH?

    July 5, 2014

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