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Independence Paddle @ Whitehall

Please arrive in time to be in your kayak and ready to LAUNCH at 8:30 AM.  We'll return to the launch area by 11:00.

Do not program "Whitehall State Park" into your GPS. It will take you to other side of the lake.  The launch is on Route 135, near Dale Road in Hopkinton. (Look at the map.)

***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 (evening paddles). Optional/recommended: pump/bailer, insect repellent, sunscreen, water, snack, change of clothes in drybag, sunglasses, hat/visor.

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  • Tom

    Please include me in the "went" category so that it's logged in my Meetup app as having gone, lest i forget :-). (Oh, & i can do the "nice to meet u" post greeting, lol.)

    July 14, 2014

  • Kim S.

    Thanks for making me feel welcome. It was a great paddle!

    1 · July 6, 2014

  • Raman

    Awesome lake, awesome paddle, great people.

    July 6, 2014

  • Dan F.

    Good as always. Perfect weather too.

    July 6, 2014

  • Tom

    WARNING: Your pin is in the wrong place. (It's not even close to the water.) Google maps kind of shows the parking lot as 299 Wood St.

    July 6, 2014

    • Nancy H

      It's in the right place now. Thanks for noticing, Tom. We organizers (me included!) often forget to move the pin the the right place.

      July 6, 2014

    • Raman

      Ahh. Thanks Tom, fixed it.

      July 6, 2014

  • Kim S.

    This is a general question and not specific to this particular event, but I've been meaning to ask it. Are SUPs welcome at Worcester Paddling events, or are they only for kayakers?

    July 3, 2014

    • Nancy H

      If you can keep up with everyone, sure!

      July 3, 2014

    • Kim S.

      Thanks, Nancy! Keeping up with kayaking companions has never been a problem for me. :-)

      1 · July 4, 2014

  • Jennifer L.

    Dumb question: is this at the place in Hopkinton State Park that rents kayaks? I used to have a mini-van and put 1-3 kayaks on it. But I bought a new car and I put a bike rack on it but not a kayak rack and I gave away my kayaks. So I am currently able to kayak only places where I can rent or have a kayak dropped. My email is [masked]

    July 3, 2014

    • Raman

      Jennifer - this *isnt* the same as Hopkinton State Park. I'm afraid this place has no rentals.

      July 3, 2014

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