Nature Paddle – Great Island with CT Audubon – Saturday August 22nd
Join Soulful Sojourns and Connecticut Audubon Society Staff as they lead a nature paddle around Great Island Wildlife Management Area in Old Lyme CT. Great Island is at the mouth of the Connecticut River adjoining Long Island Sound. The 431 acre island is home to Osprey, Least Terns, Common Terns, Black Skimmers and many other birds of the sandy shores and marsh. Great Island provides calm paddling narrow creeks, channels, side rivers, and coves that parallel the lower Connecticut River. We will paddle through tall marsh reeds and back channels enjoying the serenity of an August summer in Connecticut. Participants should be fit enough to be out for approximately 4 hours paddling away from access to facilities. Bring your own kayak or canoe and PFD, or rent one for an additional cost. Fee: Bring-your-own: $75 / With Rental: $95.
Saturday August 22nd 10 AM til 2 PM
Kayaks are sold out! Paddleboards and a Canoe are available!
What to bring:
– Sun screen
– Any medication you need
– Layered clothing for sun protection and temperature changes
– Food for your needs
The launch/meeting spot will be decided about a week prior to the event and all participants will be notified and reminded of where to meet and what to bring.
Please remember that signing up for this event is similar to a movie or sports ticket. If the event is run as scheduled, no refunds will be given. If you are unable to make the event, you are able to give the reservation to someone else if you notify us first. In the event that the trip is postponed and/or canceled we will offer a full refund.