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Bantam Lake Paddle & Party Re-Scheduled!!

We've rescheduled our Paddle & Party!! Saturday June 29, 2013. We will put in at the Bantam Lake State Boat Launch on Rt. 209 in Bantam CT. at 12 noon. Anyone interested in a bike ride instead can meet there at noon as well. The party begins at 4:00 pm at Carolyn's house, 233 Lakes Rd. Bethlehem (about 10 minutes from the lake). Please bring a salad or dessert and your beverage of choice. We will have all the entrees. Fireworks at twilight!! If you can't make the paddle.. feel free to come and party with us later!

This is a flat water paddle on the lake and accessing river.  You can go as far as you like since there will likely be pods of like-minded paddlers. Any kayaks are okay, but 12 feet or longer is recommended for this group - it can get choppy in even 10 mph winds. We may have a rescue or self-rescue session if people are interested.

For bikers there are a couple of road routes I have mapped - 10 and 15 miles - which can be extended to your heart's content. For mountain bikers there are several paths through White Memorial Conservation Area or varying degrees of difficulty.

The map above is an accurate representation of the location of the boat launch, so use any GPS or mapping software to get directions.

Again, the party is at 233 Lakes Road, Bethlehem, CT and there will be directions at the boat launch for people who want to leave a little earlier to go to the party.

Anyone who would like to drop off food or drink at Carolyn's prior to the paddle/pedal may do so at 233 Lakes Road, Bethlehem, CT. It is 5-6 minutes from the Bantam Lake launch.

Thanks, 
Ken & Carolyn

 

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  • Ken

    Linda.. thanks so much for the kind words! You and George are the best!

    TO ALL: I just found a ladies watch in my front yard. If you are missing one, email me through meetup. Thanks!

    July 9, 2013

  • Linda

    The lake and marsh paddle was so much fun. We all had a great time. The hosts with the most - the food, company, setting was just perfect - what a wonderful barbecue with fireworks included. Love you guys. Linda

    July 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Carolyn is the best...wanna grow up to be like her!

    July 1, 2013

  • george

    great paddle, great party..thanks carolyn and ken. its so nice to paddle a fantastic location as Bantam lake then go hang out with your mates for food and libations.

    June 30, 2013

  • A'gota / A.

    good kayaking on the river, awesome party with fireworks. Thank you for all of you, Specially Carolyn and Ken.

    June 30, 2013

  • Katherine

    awesome, both the lake and the river

    June 29, 2013

  • A'gota / A.

    I will be late don't wait at the kayaking. I will find the group. If not i will meet with all of you at the party.

    June 29, 2013

  • Rose

    Wow. Who's bringing the marshmallows???

    June 28, 2013

  • Ken

    Just a last minute reminder to bring a folding chair with you if you think of it. Also, we may be a tad short on cooler space if you have one.
    Thanks.
    Party is on rain or shine. At this moment they are calling for 10-30% chance of isolated showers throughout the day.
    Oh, well. We may have to just shoot off more fireworks.
    Carolyn, is your fire insurance paid up?

    June 28, 2013

  • Rick C.

    I will be bringing Tri-Color Italian Pasta Salad

    June 28, 2013

  • Carolyn

    Hi Katherine.. believe it or not I already have someone bringing tabouli so if you could bring any kind of dessert, that would be much appreciated! Joan, we're rain or shine tomorrow. A'gi.. yes, you can paddle a couple of rivers if you like.. talk to Ken tomorrow. If your husband is coming, email me off the meetup site and I'll suggest a bike route for him.

    June 28, 2013

  • Joan

    Hoping to make it. The weather sounds like it maybe better. Since it takes 2 or more hours to get there let me know of you cancel. Joan

    June 28, 2013

  • Katherine

    Hi Carolyn, still time to change what to bring. Thought I would make a large Tabouli salad and drop off in a cooler at your house. OR... I could bring a desert. Tell me what you would prefer. Easy for me to do either. Katherine

    June 28, 2013

  • A'gota / A.

    Can we paddle up on the creek from the lake?
    Will be clinic or just paddle?
    What is the road biking suggestion? if my husband would come, he might bike)
    Thank you.

    June 27, 2013

  • Ken

    Anyone who would like to drop off food or drink at Carolyn's prior to the paddle/pedal may do so at 233 Lakes Road, Bethlehem, CT. It is 5-6 minutes from the Bantam Lake launch.

    Thanks,
    Ken & Carolyn

    June 27, 2013

  • Carolyn

    Thanks Lucy!

    June 25, 2013

  • Lucy

    I'm still planning on bringing "the papas" and ceviche! Can't wait!

    June 25, 2013

  • Rose

    Lucy or Agi, want to car pool?

    1 · June 10, 2013

    • Lucy

      Hi Ro, didn't see your message before, I'm glad we were able to worked it out. See you Saturday!

      June 25, 2013

  • Carolyn

    Sounds good, Karen! See you then.

    June 24, 2013

  • Colleen X.

    Sorry I cannot make it. I'm going to Yellowstone Park.

    June 16, 2013

  • Linda

    Looking forward to seeing everyone!

    June 10, 2013

  • Linda

    Hi Carolyn, I will bring a salad and some libations. Let me know if their anything specific you would like OK.

    June 2, 2013

  • Ken

    Looking forward to seeing everyone!!

    May 30, 2013

    • Lucy

      Same here Ken & Carolyn ! I'll bringing the "papas" and ceviche!

      1 · May 31, 2013

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