Paddle at Whitehall State Park

Please arrive in time to be in your kayak (butts in boats) and ready to paddle at 5:30.  Plan to spend about 2-1/2 hours on the water which will bring us back to the boat launch around sunset.   It's blackfly season.  I haven't had a huge problem with them yet, but some headcovering (bug net if you have one) might not be the worst idea, just in case. They seem worse in my yard than over at Whitehall.  If you plan to spend a lot of time outdoors this time of year, those bug nets that go over your hat are inexpensive and can fit into a pocket.  If you always bring it you can almost be guaranteed you won't be see a bug ;-)  You can buy them locally at places like EMS:

http://www.ems.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3657115

IMPORTANT: Do not program "Whitehall State Park" into your GPS.  The parking for the boat launch is on Route 135 between Hopkinton and Westborough Centers.  The nearest Road to the launch is Dale Road in Hopkinton.

***PLEASE NOTE*** The organizers in this group are NOT trained leaders or instructors.  The organizers only set the time and place, each person participating in any group trip is responsible for their own safety.  Each participant is responsible for evaluating all relevant conditions for the trip and determining if their skills and equipment are appropriate for those conditions.

Required: PFD (worn), whistle, headlamp/flashlight.  Optional/recommended: pump/bailer, insect repellent, water, snack, change of clothes in drybag.

 

 

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  • Dan F.

    fine, as always

    May 1, 2013

  • David H.

    great

    May 1, 2013

  • Nancy H

    Nice evening on the water with a great group of paddlers.

    May 1, 2013

  • Anne B.

    Beautiful evening for a paddle! Thanks Nancy for organizing.

    May 1, 2013

  • Mike L.

    great workout with good people!!

    April 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I've got a bad cold and can't make it. Hope to be out on the water soon at a future meetup

    April 30, 2013

  • Christine

    unfortunately I will not be able to attend tonight. I was looking forward to it. I'll keep my eye out for another outing to sign up for. Have fun tonight!

    April 30, 2013

  • Mike L.

    If any one need to use my second kayack let me know i ll bring it.....there are no rental in this location.......

    April 29, 2013

  • Mike L.

    Hi Everyone...i should be ready to hit the water tomorrow it been a long winter..got my Kayack ready for another great season..see you there!!!

    April 29, 2013

  • Elaine C.

    Discovered I have another commitment. Looking forward to paddling with you all soon. Have a great time!

    April 23, 2013

  • Elaine C.

    Geez, I signed up and realized I have other plans. Not sure how to cancel. Can anyone let me know how?
    Thanks!

    April 23, 2013

  • Dan F.

    I have serous knee pain lately, but that should not keep me from this.

    April 23, 2013

  • David H.

    looking forward to paddling whitehall first time there

    April 23, 2013

  • John & A.

    Can't make this one! (No way to get Butt-in-Boat by 5:30 :( )

    April 23, 2013

  • Paulette

    Can you rent boats at that park??

    April 23, 2013

    • John & A.

      No, Whitehall has no rental facilities. :(

      April 23, 2013

  • Paulette

    Can you rent boats at that park??

    April 23, 2013

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