Peconic Down-River Paddle
Saturday October 5th, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (4 hours)
This river originates in bogs and wetlands and flows eastward to the Peconic Bay. It is the longest river on Long Island, is almost entirely within the Long Island Pine Barrens and weaves its way through protective wilderness. It is fresh water until about the center of Riverhead where it becomes an estuary. The river is slow-moving, making it ideal for our Stand Up Paddle Board trip. We will start our paddle in Calverton and finish in the town of Riverhead. We will then shuttle you back to your cars at our start point about a 10 minute drive away.
10:00 AM At the corner of Mill Road and Edwards Ave (rt 94), right off the LIE.
2:00 at the main traffic circle in Riverhead. (if anyone is being picked up, please let us know)
$175 if you bring your own board; $200 if you use one of ours
Snack, Sandwich lunch from Mary's Marvelous and drink
Instruction and a guided tour
Transportation back to your car at the start
Local knowledge of the river, the wildlife and of course, paddling tips!
Pictures will be taken during the paddle and posted on Facebook
What to bring/wear
Once again you will be responsible for your own water, we will have some back-up water if you need. We recommend wetsuits, but if you choose to go in dryfit/running gear then please bring a change of dry clothes, that will fit in a zip lock baggie, in case of spills. We will carry that for you throughout the trip. Booties are highly recommended! I will also have a stash of wetsuits and booties that you can borrow for this trip, they may not fit perfect, but it will work! We will carry lunch and will have a lunch stop along the river. Lunch will be a brown bag lunch from Mary's Marvelous! I have fresh picked apples and will have juice pouches for lunch.
Directions to Location
From the East take the sunrise Highway to exit 65 and take 24 Flanders Road, stay on 24 when you go through the traffic circle and it will become Nugens Drive. Follow that about 5 miles till you go under the LIE and you will come to Mill Road on your left. That is were we are meeting.
From the West: Take the LIE all the way to Exit 71. Take 94 North or Edwards Avenue for about 1/16 of a mile. You will see Mill road on your left!
End Point Information
At the conclusion of the paddle, we will load into a few cars and we will drive you and your board back to the start. So have your warm change of clothes in your car for your return home.
Reservations are required please sign up on line by clicking here.