Kayak With Us On The CT River

Come Join the Chatham Historical Society for A Trip Down The Connecticut River
Connecticut River Kayak Trip

Sunday September 18th 2022

The Chatham Historical Society and East Hampton Parks and Rec are sponsoring a leisurely kayak paddle from Hamburg Cove in Hamburg,Connecticut to the Baldwin Bridge in Old Lyme, on Saturday, September 18.

Paddlers can meet at the parking lot on Cove Road, by Hamburg Cove, at 9:30, then spend approximately two and a half hours floating down the Connecticut River.  We will drive a few cars to the bridge beforehand, so we will not have to paddle back up the river.

Bring Your Own Kayak

We will drive a few cars to the Baldwin Bridge beforehand, so we will not have to paddle back up the river.  Bring your kayak, a life jacket and water shoes.  Also pack a picnic lunch and drink to be eaten on a small sandy beach on the river.

This is open to semi experienced kayakers only. 

Donations are Appreciated

 A $5 suggested donation to the Chatham Historical Society will be collected that day, and there is a maximum of 25 people for this event.  The rain date will be Saturday, September 24th.  For more information, contact kayak leader, Sandy Doran at 860 267-8953.

Kayaking is Good Exercise!

Is kayaking good exercise?

If done properly, kayaking can be very good exercise. However, if you simply float down the river without taking any paddle strokes, you are just sitting on your bum and won’t get any exercise.

If you are using kayaking as a workout, you need to treat it as a workout.

If you are kayaking on flatwater, the best way to get a workout is by doing sprints. Paddle at full “race pace” for one minute, rest for 20 seconds, then paddle at “race pace” for another minute. Rest one minute, then repeat this exercise until your core feels fatigued.

Read the full article at Paddle Magazine – Is Kayaking Good Excercise?

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