Summer Paddling

2016 Full Schedule

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Annual  2016 Spring Canoe and Kayak Consignment Sale/Swap
DATE:  Saturday May 21st

2016 BOC Paddling Program


The Brattleboro Outing Club (BOC) will host twelve (12) paddle (canoe/kayak/SUP) outings from May to October. All trips are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, and all are suitable for family canoeing, kayak touring and stand-up paddleboarding. LIFE JACKETS (PFDs) ARE MANDATORY ON ALL BOC PADDLE TRIPS (SUPs excepted, but encouraged).

No advance reservations are required, except for overnight camping at Wilgus State Park, in June. Light, warm summer rain will not stop these trips; however, high winds, electrical storms or cold rain will. If in doubt, or for more information, contact: (802) 254-3666 or

The club does NOT provide boats or boards. Rentals are available locally through the Vermont Canoe Touring Center, Putney Rd, Brattleboro (802) 257-5008 (discounts to BOC members); or the Green Mountain Flagship Co, Rt9, Wilmington, VT (802) 464-2975. BOC membership information is available at:

Many of the paddle trips are described in more detail in the guidebook by Alex Wilson and John Hayes: “Quiet Water, NH & VT”, 3rd Ed., published by the Appalachian Mountain Club. Detailed information regarding Connecticut River trips is found in “The CT River Boating Guide, Source to Sea”, 3rd Ed., published by The Globe Pequot Press, for the CT River Watershed Council. Both referenced books are available at local book and outdoor stores, as well as most libraries. Brief descriptions of each paddle trip are attached, as well as on the BOC website above.

Several of our paddle trips are of special significance to birders, and are designated sites along the Connecticut River Birding Trail. For information on this unique trail, visit


NOTE: Our Annual Spring Canoe and Kayak Consignment Sale/Swap will be held on Saturday, May 21stth at 11:30AM, in Brattleboro. Location: 127 Marlboro Rd. West Brattleboro (former Mr. G’s store), Swap 11:30-12; Sale noon-2. For more information contact:

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