Area Clubs

Connecticut

ConnYak

ConnYak encourages and supports recreational paddling opportunities within and outside Connecticut. It also networks members, trips, launch sites, education and safety. ConnYak has day trips and overnighters both inland and open ocean. These trips vary from beginner to advanced. ConnYak also schedules various guest speakers at its meetings as well as networks instruction and pool availability. Their prime goal is to have fun.

Tuesday Night Paddlers

The name pretty much sums it up. Tuesday Night Paddlers are a group of paddlers, based mainly in CT, who get together and paddle on Tuesday nights. After the paddles they have a pot luck dinner.

Massachusetts

Blackstone Valley Paddle Club

Join us for our 11th season when we explore a different waterway every Tuesday night in the Blackstone River Valley. Improve your paddling skills, find the best paddling locations in the valley, learn about water quality, and enjoy a relaxing evening on the water. Meet at 6:15 PM each Tuesday night May through August.

Boston Sea Kayak Club

BSKC provides a supportive environment for those interested in sea kayaking in and around Boston. They offer a variety of trips through out the year.

North Shore Paddlers Network

NSPN is a friendly network of paddlers, based on the North Shore of Massachusetts, who enjoy getting together for sea kayaking and related activities. Their members range from a casual paddlers to racers, bird watchers to surfers, day-trippers to expedition adventurers and everything in between. Whether you are a novice to the sport or a "hard-core" veteran, they have activities for you.

Wild Turkey Paddlers

The Wild Turkey Paddlers is based in south eastern MA. They are an informal group of people interested in flatwater and ocean paddling. Their purpose is to help kayak and canoe enthusiasts find others with whom they can paddle and learn more about the sport. They hope to create awareness of proper paddling safety, promote a greater appreciation of the waterways of Southeastern Massachusetts and provide valuable and sometimes hard to find information about paddling in the area.

Rhode Island

The Narragansett Bay Estuary Program

The Narragansett Bay Estuary Program is part of the National Estuary Program (NEP), a national network of 28 programs working for collaborative solutions for estuaries designated by Congress as of critical importance. Created in 1987 under the Clean Water Act, the NEPs are charged with protecting and restoring U.S. estuaries by engaging state and federal agencies, nongovernmental organizations and local communities in planning and management decisions and actions. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency provides base funding and federal oversight for each of the NEPs, but program management is typically the responsibility of an estuary stakeholder-based management committee.

Southern New England Paddlers (SNEP)

Southern New England Paddlers is a group for new paddlers who would like to explore a variety of sites in Southern New England while learning and building their skills. They have rentals available for a low price (usually $15). Compared to outfitters, this is a great price. Membership is free and they encourage you join the Wood Pawcatuck Watershed Association (WPWA) which helps you save even more.