Join us for an evening of paddling on Lowell’s beautiful Merrimack River. We will paddle upstream from the boat house and explore the river. This trip should have lots of bird and river animal sightings, as well as some great sunset views and possibly a tunnel under a historic mill!
COST: $10 Students/Faculty/Staff, $15 Guests/Public.
INCLUDED IN TRIP COST
Transportation—12 passenger van, unless otherwise noted.
Equipment—with the exception of some clothing and personal items listed on the packing list.
Leadership and Instruction.
You can also register at the Welcome Desk of the Campus Recreation Center on East Campus.
CANCELLATION DATE: Cancellation must occur by April 13th to receive a full refund.
PHYSICAL EXERTION LEVEL & PREREQUISITES
Moderate: due to river conditions and water temperatures. Must be able to swim in a life jacket/pfd; no previous kayak experience required.
By phone with the trip leader two days prior to the trip
4:45pm Meet at the Bellegarde Boathouse 500 Pawtucket Blvd, confirm paperwork and payment
5:00pm Introductions, itinerary, gear distribution
5:30pm Basic kayak/canoe instruction and safety brief, launch, paddle!
8:00pm Arrive at boathouse, debrief, collect equipment and store boats, dismiss
PACKING LIST: The items on this list are HIGHLY recommended for your trip. Current temperatures and personal preference should be considered when packing. Please contact us if you have any questions or have trouble acquiring any of the items on the list, we may be able to help you out. A (*) denotes items that can be provided for you at no additional charge.
Baseball cap or full-brim hat (for sun protection).
*Beanie Hat (quick fix for chilly conditions, wool or fleece is best).
Insulating jacket (fleece is ideal, should be compact and synthetic).
Swim Suit (for cooling off in the river)
*Rain jacket (depending on weather)
1 water bottles (quart size).
1 healthy snack
Headlamp (you must provide 2AAA batteries if borrowing one of ours).
Dry bag for keeping items dry while in the boat.
Bag for personal belongings.
Note: We will distribute other equipment specific to the activity at the pre-trip meeting or on trip departure day. If you have any personal equipment (backpack, sleeping bag, etc.) that you would like to bring on this trip, please bring it to the pre-trip meeting so trip leaders can make sure it is appropriate for the needs of this trip
For further questions or information, please contact us: