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)

Arbuckle Creek, Avon Park, FL

Burnt Out Bridge

NOTE: POSTING THIS IN CASE ANY OF YOU ARE GOING TO BE IN FLORIDA IN SEPTEMBER Trip leader: Ron Haines,[masked], [masked]. This is a leisurely 3 to 4 hour upstream and back paddle on beautiful Arbuckle Creek in Avon Park, FL. We will launch at Burnt Out Bridge Public Boat Ramp , 7600 East Arbuckle Road, Avon Park. Take County Rd 64 (an extension of SR 64) from Avon Park to East Arbuckle Road. The boat ramp is at the end of the road. We will go upstream from there to Lake Arbuckle and back. About six miles round trip. There should be a place for a leg stretch halfway through. Required: PFD, whistle and ten feet of rope. Call or text to[masked] if you are running late or want to cancel the day of the trip.

Hillsborough River, Thonotosassa, FL

Morris Bridge Road Preserve

NOTE: POSTING THIS IN CASE ANY OF YOU ARE GOING TO BE IN FLORIDA IN SEPTEMBER Trip Leader: Ron Haines[masked] or [masked] Leisurely 3 to 4 hour paddle upstream on a scenic section of the Hillsborough River and back down to the launch point. About eight miles total. We will launch at Morris Bridge Park at 13330 Morris Bridge Rd., Thonotosassa. There are restrooms and a parking fee. We will paddle four miles upstream from there to John B. Sargeant Sr. Memorial Park, where we can get out of our boats and take a break. There are restrooms there too. Required: PFD, whistle and ten feet of rope. This is a well-shaded paddle through some beautiful areas. Call or text to[masked] if you are running late or want to cancel the morning of the trip.

Shell Creek, Punta Gorda, FL

Hathaway Park

NOTE: POSTING THIS IN CASE ANY OF YOU ARE GOING TO BE IN FLORIDA IN SEPTEMBER Trip Leader: Ron Haines[masked] or [masked] This is a leisurely 3-4 hour paddle on scenic Shell Creek going upstream east from Hathaway Park, 35461 Washington Loop Road, Punta Gorda. We'll be using the boat ramp entrance. I have never been here, but from what I read it is a nice, small creek paddle through some beautiful areas. Required: PFD, whistle and ten feet of rope. If you have any experience here and want to add something please use the ‘comments’ below. Call or text to[masked] if you are running late or want to cancel the morning of the trip.

Halls Pond, Chaplin, CT

Commuter Parking Lot, Routes 198 and 44

NOTE: This paddle is TENTATIVE ONLY and is subject to applicable COVID-19 regulations, the availability of the venue and the willingness of the host. Please watch this space for any updates. If there is no update this event will not happen. Flatwater paddling on Hall's Pond. Halls Pond is state owned, and land along the southern shore is part of Natchaug State Park. A road runs along the northern and northeastern shores, and two homes have been built at the southeastern end of the lake. The area around the 82 acre lake is otherwise forested and undeveloped. The lake has an average depth of 9 feet and a maximum depth of 14 feet. Because of limited parking we will meet at the commuter lot at Routes 198/44. Be there at 5:30 please. The lot is just south of the intersection on the east side of Route 198 (Chaplin Road). A GPS address that will get you close is 13 Chaplin Rd, Eastford, CT. Required equipment: PFD, 10-foot length of rope, whistle, headlamp/flashlight

Past events (290)

West Thompson Lake, Quinebaug River Upstrean

West Thompson Lake Campground

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