What we're about

Paddle Killingly is a group of random individuals who enjoy paddling quiet rivers and ponds in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

This group is governed by a core group of active and diverse members who plan and host events and guide the policies of the group. The energy and ideas of ALL our members are vital to the health of this group. To host an event, volunteer for the committee or to offer your suggestions, click on the word 'Organizers' at the top of the home page and send us a message.

Member dues are $10 per year and are voluntary. They are used to pay the fee charged by Meetup.com to maintain the group and for our popular end-of-season pizza party. Payment will be accepted at any of our events. To pay by mail click on 'Organizers' and let us know. We will send you the mailing address.

We look forward to seeing you on the water!

Upcoming events (5+)

Pine Acres Lake

James L. Goodwin State Forest

Nice flat-water paddling on a 190-acre lake in Hampton, CT. For more information go to http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?A=2686&Q=384252. For more information about the James L. Goodwin State Forest, go to http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?A=2716&Q=437244 Watch for turnoff to boat launch on Potter Road north of Route 6. The address 23 Potter Rd. Hampton, CT, in your GPS should get you close. Required equipment: PFD, 10-foot length of rope, whistle, headlamp/flashlight (for evening paddles). And be prepared to give your emergency contact number to the host if he or she asks for it. Two hours or so of leisurely paddling.

Pachaug River, Voluntown CT

Beachdale Pond Boat

Route 49 put-in. The 115 Ekonk Hill Road, Voluntown, CT, address in your GPS will get you quite near where the bridge goes over the river. Launch is on north side of river, east side of road. The Pachaug River is a 16.0-mile-long river arising from the Pachaug State Forest at the Connecticut - Rhode Island border and draining into the Quinebaug River. This is a narrow stretch with an occasional downed tree. Required equipment: PFD, 10-foot length of rope, whistle, headlamp/flashlight (for evening paddles). And be prepared to give your emergency contact number to the host if he or she asks for it. - Be considerate. Come early so that we can head off at 5:30. Cancel if you cannot come.

Quinebaug River from Fayban CT to W. Thompson Dam Rescheduled

Fabyan Road Canoe Launch

This trip requires a car shuttle. We will meet at launch point and shuttle cars to the finish at the West Thompson Dam boat ramp as needed. This trip should take about 2 hours. This paddle will involve some fast water sections with minimal rapids. Some paddling experience on rivers is recommended for this trip. Required equipment: PFD, 10-foot length of rope, whistle, headlamp/flashlight (for evening paddles). And be prepared to give your emergency contact number to the host if he or she asks for it. For complete information about this and other sections of the Quinebaug River Trail, go to: http://www.americantrails.org/NRTDatabase/trailDocuments/3846_52_QuinebaugRiverPaddleGuide2012.pdf

Five Mile River upstream from Danielson, CT

Five Mile River

Evening paddle from the launch in Danielson upstream and then back. Launch is at the north end of Water Street near where it meets up with Commerce Avenue. An address of 31 Commerce Avenue, Danielson, CT, will get you close. Required equipment: PFD, 10-foot length of rope, whistle, headlamp/flashlight (for evening paddles). And be prepared to give your emergency contact number to the host if he or she asks for it.

Past events (195)

Roseland Lake and Little River, Woodstock, CT

Roseland Lake

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