Sunday Fall Foliage Paddle


Age Level:8 and up

Fitness Level: Able to paddle at a moderate pace for 30 minutes without a break, able to swim at least 10 yards cross-current unassisted

Skill Level: Some prior paddling experience preferred

A leisurely loop paddle reminiscent of the old fashioned “Sunday Drive” from the Sunderland Boat Access up around the islands nestled between Mounts Toby and Sugarloaf is a great way to connect with nature and center yourself for the week ahead. With peak New England fall foliage on display, this is an ideal outing for leaf peepers looking for a new take on a beloved fall tradition.

We expect small groups and invite you to ask your guide for paddling tips, or if you’re up for some adventure and the water levels are good, we’ll be happy to let the Connecticut River demonstrate its power with some boat control demonstrations as we slalom the Sunderland Bridge abutments!


What's included:

  • Kayaking guides
  • Kayak, paddle, and PFD appropriate to the water conditions and your needs
  • Dry storage for small personal items
  • Excellent leaf-peeping on the Connecticut River
**In all AE programs, we encourage you to use the gear most comfortable to you or appropriate to the activity. If you intend to bring your own equipment, reach out at least 48-hours prior so we may make final plans for a safe and enjoyable day.

What to bring:

  • Clothes for paddling* + dry clothes
  • Footwear for paddling* + dry land footwear
  • Windbreaker
  • Sunscreen + Hat
  • Waterproof Camera!
  • Sunglasses

*Your feet WILL get wet and splashes happen.

Meeting point: Sunderland Public Library Parking Lot

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