Leisure Paddle on Wappingers Lake.
We'll arrive at 5:45 for a 6pm launch time. The 88-acre lake abounds with wildlife and plant life as much as it does with the sounds and sights of Rt-9 commercialization.
Paddlers can get within sound of the falls that gave the village it's name or head north and paddle upstream as far as the light current will allow. Pack a fishing rod and camera.
Afterwards, head to Cafe Maya for some Mexican cheer.
Too Calm? Need more Excitement??
Test your lung strength by yelling THE ENTIRE WAY as you paddle beneath the length of the Rt 9 Bridge (aka the Screaming Bridge) where graffiti artists have told us "all the evil of in this town" exists... Believe me, it's harder than you think...
Challenge yourself to paddle through the Route 9 Spider Chamber....
Total Mileage: 3-6 miles
Estimated Paddle Time: 2-3 hours
Special Gear / Requirements: Kayak, paddle, lifevest, headlamp.
Kayak or canoe rentals available (includes lifevest and transport of the boats to the put-in). Email [masked] for details.
Meetup Times and Locations:
6pm - Launch
Directions: From I-84: Take Exit 11 and head north on State Route 9D into the Village of Wappingers Falls (about 6.6 mi.). Turn right onto Spring Street, which ends at the lake less than .25 mi.
NOTE: You are responsible for bringing appropriate gear, supplies, clothing, first aid, and lights. You should review topographic maps, tide charts and route features carefully; have confidence in your swimming and self-rescue ability and know where you are, where you're going, and how to get back. This is not a guided trip. In keeping with club philosophy this is your adventure, organizers organize the event but are not tour guides or trip leaders. AWAY Adventure Guide can provide additional attention if desired for a fee. Visit www.AWAYAdventureGuide.com. Even if you rent a kayak, you assume full responsibility for your preparedness, welfare and well-being. See suggestions for GEAR on the "About" page for additional gear ideas.
See suggestions for GEAR on the "About" page for additional gear ideas.
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