The Brattleboro Outing Club will host eleven canoe and kayak outings from May to September. All paddle trips are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, and all are suitable for family canoeing and kayak touring.
LIFE JACKETS (PFDs) ARE MANDATORY ON ALL BOC PADDLE TRIPS.
No advance reservations are required. 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 Larry McIntosh at (802) 254-3666; or Lmacyak@gmail.com.
The Club does NOT provide boats. 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, Rte 9, Wilmington, VT (802) 464-2975.
Many of the following paddle trips are described in more detail in the guidebook by John Hayes and Alex Wilson: Quiet Water, New Hampshire & Vermont, 3rd Ed., published by the Appalachian Mountain Club. Information regarding the Connecticut River trips is found in The Connecticut River Boating Guide, Source to Sea, 3rd Ed., published by The Globe Pequot Press, for the Connecticut River Watershed Council. For more information about paddling in the Plum Island area, refer to the book: Sea Kayaking Coastal Massachusetts, 2nd Ed., by Tamsin Venn. All referenced books are available at local book and outdoor stores, as well as most libraries. See brief descriptions of each trip.
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, Contact Bill Shepard, at firstname.lastname@example.org.