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Downeast Paddle Retreat Sept. 11-14, Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island


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Downeast Paddle Retreat; Mount Desert Island

September 11-14

Rob Hazard & I are planning an NSPN kayak gathering on Mount Desert Island on the weekend after Labor Day, the days of Sept. 11-14

Mount Desert Island in early/mid September is a splendid kayaking & vacation spot ,with a wide range of great paddling opportunities. Last year this event was a success , with about 22 participants. We paddled all over the island.

Rob and I have paddled in the area and are knowledgeable about it, and we are prepared for a paddling schedule of two trips a day, based on group size, skill level and interest.

Some of the most popular paddling venues iclude the Porcupine islands off of Bar Harbor post-100369-0-87074200-1431453654_thumb. post-100369-0-85836800-1431453913_thumb. post-100369-0-75933400-1431453669_thumb.

and the Cranberry Islands on the south end of the Island post-100369-0-18080500-1431453941_thumb.

There are also options for more adventurous paddles, out to Egg Rock in the middle of Frenchmans Bay , and down the rugged and scenic coast of Mt desert Islandpost-100369-0-23421300-1431453685_thumb.

There are also options for inland paddling, on Long Pond and Eagle Lake

Accommodations are on your own. Our base of operations will be at LLangolan Inn , near Hadley Point, between the bridge to the island and downtown Bar Harbor, Next to the Llangolan is te Hadley Poitn Campground for those who prefer camping.

Options for accommodations range from cottages near Hadley Point, the Hadley Point campground or other campgrounds and accomodations around the island.

Please PM PeterB with questions, interest. Or email at pbrady at neaq.org We'll develop an information sheet with details on the event and the area, to share with RSVPs as plans develop .

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The Downeast paddle retreat has dropped down on the trips forum, so I'm bumping it up.
Folks have been signing up by contacting me directly , so there's not been any banter on this post.

Downeast retreat is on; it looks like a good number of us will be staying at the LLangolan Inn, near Hadley Point, and Llangolan will be the informal-semi-formal base of operations, like last year : its likely that the hosts will have a meeting area set up for us. There are also nearby accommodations at Hadley Point campground (next door) , and other campgrounds and motels .

Please PM me ( PeterB on the message board) with questions, interest. Or email at pbrady at neaq.org

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