Kayak Paddle At Sherwood Island State Park


Sat. Jun 4

01:00 pm


04:00 pm

3 miles


See Sherwood Island from the water! Join us for an afternoon paddle, as we explore the shoreline of the park. Bring your own kayak, canoe, or other paddlecraft, as well as a pump/bailer. A life vest and whistle/horn are required by CT state boating regulations. Your life vest must be worn for this event. We recommend a waterproof VHF radio or cell phone. It’s a long carry over the beach, so bring a kayak cart (with wide wheels for sand) if you have one. We will help each other.

The event begins promptly at 1 pm (high tide is at 3:33) and ends at 4:00 pm, so plan to arrive by 12:45. We’ll do a safety check & demonstration on the beach for life vest fit, seaworthy vessel, and emergency gear. We’ll paddle into the salt marsh behind the park while the tide is rising. Then we’ll paddle the length of the Sherwood Island shoreline, west to the entrance of Mill Pond, and return to our launch point on the open beach. Your guide will point out birds along the way, and show you how to safely exit and enter your kayak from deep water just off the beach. Michele is a retired Coastal Kayak Instructor with twenty years teaching experience. Optional: Bring waterproof binoculars for spotting birds, and/or a waterproof camera.

Event Leader(s)

Cece Saunders

(203) 226-7654

Rain Date

No rain date.

Organization Partners

Meeting Location Details

Exit 18 off of I-95. At end of either exit ramp, turn toward Long Island Sound and through the State Park gates. You will not have to pay any entrance fees. Follow signs toward the East Beach and Nature Center. Sherwood Island State Park parking lot is by the side of the Nature Center, which is on the eastern hillock closer to Westport’s Burying Hill Beach. Pull in all the way to the end of the Lot – closest point for unloading kayaks.

Click on the red map pin for the event address.

Great Park Pursuit Event

No Dogs Permitted