Paddle the Border is BACK!

September 12, 2020 5:56 PM | Anonymous

Sunday October 4, 2020 – 17th Year!

A Canoe and Kayak paddle on the Connecticut River held in May and October. PTB was started as a way for community organizations from Vermont and New Hampshire to work together to Show Case our shared asset, the Connecticut River. PTB promotes the natural, cultural, scenic and recreational resources of the Connecticut River, in a way that would also provide an economic boost to the area. PTB is held twice a year weather permitting-no rain dates are planned.

The Fall Paddle 2020 date is Sunday October 4th, from the Newbury Boat Launch beside the Newbury Haverhill Bridge, to the Bugbee landing in Bradford, Vermont.

The Spring Paddle 2021 date is May 23rd: [ 18th Year] From Woodsville Community Field to the Bedell Bridge State Park Boat Launch off Route 10, Haverhill Corner, NH.

There is a shuttle service from the take out, to the launch sight. This Shuttle Service has been providing by Butler Bus Company (we thank them).The Shuttle Service is available from 10am to 11am; This gives us a suggested launch time of 10:30 to 11:30am. The approximate paddle time for the spring and fall paddle is 3-1/2 to 4 hours.

All events are weather permitting, and all participants must abide by safe boating rules and regulations.

Covid 19 Guidelines:

 Wearing Mask a must, when on the Bus and when volunteers help you get in and out of your boat. 6 foot spacing in line.
 To ride the Shuttle Bus your must have a mask on, temperature taken, give info for Contact Tracing, safe seat spacing on the bus every other seat.
 If you choose to use your own transportation All Safe Boating and Covid Rules Still Apply
 We are not having the BBQ lunch or music by Strawberry Farm band this year to adhere to Covid Social Distancing Guidelines.

So come, meet new friends and fellow paddlers, whatever the reason join the fun!

To learn more about PTB or to get involved contact:
Michael Thomas 802-757-3960 mikethom1@charter.net
Newbury Conservation Commission www.newburyconservation.org
Cohase Chamber of Commerce www.cohase.org
Haverhill Rec. Department rec@haverhill-nh.com

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