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Nature Paddle at Wrightsville Reservoir

May 31, 2023 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


May 31 | 6 – 8 pm | $20
14 participants max | Adults and families with kids 12+ welcome
Bring Your Own Boat (Canoe, kayak, or stand-up paddleboard)
Personal flotation device (PFD a.k.a. life jacket) required at all times
Meet at the Wrightsville Reservoir public boat launch
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A casual, slow, naturalist-led evening paddle along the northern reaches of the Wrightsville Reservoir. Once on the water, we’ll head slowly north across the quiet, shallow reaches of the reservoir where it meets the North Branch of the Winooski River. If time and water level allows, we will paddle up the meandering river towards a beautiful waterfall, and returning before sunset. Along the way, we will enjoy watching beavers, fish, botany, birdlife, and whatever other flora and fauna we come across.

Physical Requirements: This paddle covers 2-3 miles of shoreline and river. The entire route is flatwater with no significant current. The lake portion of the paddle may experience light winds, but we will cancel the program in the event of winds strong enough to make paddling challenging or dangerous. Participants should be comfortable paddling their watercraft without instruction, or share a boat with someone in the party who is. Participants should be comfortable entering and exiting their watercraft without assistance.

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May 31, 2023
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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North Branch Nature Center
713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
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