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Our Paddle Committee organizes various paddle sports: quietwater and whitewater canoeing and kayaking, whitewater and sea kayaking, and whitewater rafting.

We publish Ferry Tales, a periodic newsletter (now also available in PDF format here) with dam release schedules, trip schedules, boating articles and other AMC-Berkshire paddling information. If you're an AMC-Berkshire member and would like to receive this, tell our Canoe & Kayak Chair (see below) that you want to be added to the paddlers list. Or get in touch with them if this website doesn't answer all your questions and you want more paddling information.

Paddle Chair: Charles Murray (paddling@amcberkshire.org)

Paddling

Summer is a Great Time to Get Outdoors

Check out AMC activities in Western Mass. This summer we are offering several series of hikes including the AT in Mass, Hiking Along Rivers, Easy Hikes in Northampton, and the weekly Tuesday hike. You can find both flat water and white water paddling events, bicycling, rock climbing, backpacking, and family programs. Don't miss out on these. This link will show you activities currently posted by the Berkshire Chapter:

http://activities.outdoors.org/search/?grp=1&mode=list

Paddlers in Massachusetts! Help AMC Create the First Campsites on the CT River

AMC is working with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation to create primitive campsites in Montague and Whately, MA as part of the Connecticut River Paddlers’ Trail, http://www.connecticutriverpaddlerstrail.org. Volunteers are needed to help us build the campsites during the weeks of July 4 and July 11. We are also in need of volunteers to help maintain the two campsites once they are built. Any interested maintainers are invited to attend a campsite maintenance training on Saturday, July 9th.

Nice BK Committee Desperately Seeking Storage Barn

The BK Paddling Committee is losing our wonderful boat storage in Amherst and we need to move our boats and related gear soon.
Do you have a potential space for us? Do you know anyone who might?

AND → We are also selling about half of our boats, which includes sea kayaks, whitewater kayaks, open boats, etc. Plus, our inventory includes life jackets, paddles, etc. THE PRICE IS RIGHT! (Make us an offer…)

2015 Ferry Tales

The 2015 edition of the Ferry Tales is now available on the website at http://amcberkshire.org/ferry_tales. Click on the address to open it.

CRWC Annual River Celebration

AMC is partnering with the Connecticut River Watershed Council for their Annual River Celebration on Saturday, June 21 at Gillette Castle State Park in CT. This year they are celebrating the expansion of the CT River Paddlers’ Trail, a major initiative that the AMC has been hard working on.

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