Summer Paddling

2018 BOC Paddling Program


The Brattleboro Outing Club (BOC) will host eleven (11) paddle (canoe/kayak/SUP) outings from April to September. All trips are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, and most are suitable for family canoeing, kayak touring and stand-up paddleboarding.LIFE JACKETS (PFDs) ARE MANDATORY ON ALL BOC PADDLE TRIPS.


No advance reservations are required (just show up), except for the two overnight camping trips. There will be a small charge for these trips. Light, warm summer rain will not stop BOC 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/supporters); or the Green Mountain Flagship Co, Rt9 W, Wilmington, VT (802) 464-2975. BOC membership information is available at:


Many of these 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 Conservancy. For information on Plum Island Sound and the Thimble Islands, refer to the Appalachian Mountain Club book “AMC’s Best Sea Kayaking in New England”, by Michael Daugherty, 2016. Referenced books are available at local book and outdoor stores, as well as most libraries. Brief descriptions of each paddle trip are enclosed, as well as on the BOC website (above); click on ‘SUMMER PADDLING’.


NOTE: Our 19th Annual Spring Canoe and Kayak Consignment Sale/Swap will be held on Saturday, May 12th from 11:30AM to 2PM, in Brattleboro, VT. Location: The Outlet Center, 580 Canal St. Exit 1, I-91.Swap…11:30-12; Sale…noon-2. For more information contact: (802) 254-3666;, or visit the BOC website.

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