October 16, 2010 · 12:00 PM
UPDATE FOR SATURDAY PADDLE/PEDDLE Hi Everyone! There is plenty of water in the Bantam River so those hardy souls who don't mind a chilly 55-60 degrees will launch from there. This river is very gentle; no whitewater anywhere. The day is supposed to be windy, so please dress appropriately and remember that here in the Northwest Hills, things are a little further into the fall season. We will go upstream to the pond, and a bit beyond and then back, past the launch toward the lake. I think we'll be on the water for 2 - 2.5 hours. Biking can be either on the road...no flooding or adverse conditions, or through the woods where I'm sure you'll find mud! Given the cool forecast, I've decided to push the start time to 1pm. Anyone who would like to come early for a bike ride, then paddle...feel free. Check out the website for White Memorial: www.whitememorialcc.org . Food and Festivities at my house around 4pm. Call me with questions.
My address is 233 Lakes Rd Bethlehem, CT. From Fairfield County it's best to take I-95 N to Rt8. Take exit 37 off rt 8N. Left off the exit to second traffic light. Right at this light (Buckingham St) to the blinking light. Left at this light onto Nova Scotia Hill Rd. Follow to Rt 6. Bear left on rt 6 and follow to first light. Right onto 63N and follow for about three miles to a left hand turn onto rt 132 (Judd Farm Rd.) Follow this for about 2.5-3 miles until you see a goat farm on the right and a large sign that says 'Kasson Place'. Bear right to the short stop sign and immediately turn right onto lakes rd. My house is about the 8th on the left. To get to the put in, go straight past my house, 2 miles on Rt 61 to the center of Morris. At the blinking light go straight through, then bear left on to Alain White Rd. Follow for about 2 miles to the bridge over the Bantam River. The launch is on the left. my cell phone is[masked]