The DEEP Paddle!


Sat. Jun 3

10:00 am


02:00 pm

5 Miles

15 Open Spots

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s (DEEP) Boating Division is hosting a Trails Day event on the Quinnipiac River Trail on Saturday, June 3, 2023. This event is designed for paddlers who have already purchased a vessel and would like to learn more about paddling techniques, safety, regulations, and navigation.

Our event host, Emily Picard, is responsible for the Boating Certificate Program offered by DEEP. She is a highly experienced paddle instructor and has spent many years paddling on waterbodies across Connecticut. She will be sharing her knowledge and expertise.

Event Leader(s)

Jacob Budris

(860) 604-8176

Rain Date


Organization Partners

Meeting Location Details

This event will begin at the Quinnipiac River Southington canoe launch. The launch is located off Route 322 in Southington. It is adjacent to the parking lots where Route 322 meets Honey Road. There will be DEEP staff standing at the launch entrance. Since the trail goes downriver, participants will unload their equipment at the launch then drive to the takeout point to park their vehicles. The takeout point is located at the Quinnipiac River Watershed Association canoe launch located at 540 Oregon Rd, Meriden, CT. DEEP staff will provide a shuttle from this location back to the starting point. Some DEEP staff will also remain with the equipment that is dropped off while participants park their vehicles. Once back at the starting point, participants will paddle downriver with Emily and other DEEP staff to the takeout point. The paddle should take roughly 2 hours.

Click on the red map pin for the event address.

No Dogs Permitted