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#6 Kayak - Lake Winnisquam Laconia, NH

  • 17 Aug 2024
  • 10:30 - 16:00
  • 295 Shore Dr. Laconia, NH


  • Name your event as above, then enter $0.00.
    this will prohibit online payment for Trips with big dollar amounts that incur a 3% transaction fee. On a $1700 trip that would be $51.00 per trip registrant.

  • UPDATE 7/14 The date of this kayak paddle has been changed to Saturday, August 17 due to a family situation for the host, Kathy Jacobs.
  • Registrations close 24 hours prior to the paddle = Fri., August 16 at 10:30am 
  • This trip is appropriate for Blue/Black - Intermediate Paddling Level and Green Advanced Beginner Paddling Level paddlers.
  • Blue/Black - Intermediate Paddling Level:  able to paddle casual & continuous 3-5hrs + including experience & strength for control in challenging currents and windy situations.
  • Green Advanced Beginner Paddling Level:  casual paddling abilities 2-3hrs traveling at a slower moderate pace.  Adv. Beg. may lag behind the INT paddlers with 1 or 2 Trip Leaders remaining if the group splits.
  • Meet Time:  10:30 am  
  • Launch time:  BIB (butts in boats,) 11:00 am, so we can set off prompt.  
  • Paddling Time:  2.5 - 3 hours (1-1 1/2 hours each way)
Be respectful of others.  Be early and on time to depart at BIB!     Give yourself more time if you think you will need it.                   
  • Put-In: 295 Shore Drive = Wildwood Shore Association Private Beach. We will drop our Kayaks, with paddle, PFD, snack/lunch & "trip stuff" at the Put-In.  A trip leader will stay with your kayak, while you drive your car down to the 407 to park your car. It is about 10 houses down the road on the right.                                       
  • 407 Shore Drive is the residence of Kathy Jacobs. There you will put your Après cooler in the garage-mud room for safe keeping and park your car along the road. Further instructions will be given there. If there is "a situation", you can call: Kathy J @ 603-490-9912, &/or Nancy KC @ 603-533-7576.                                                  
  • APRES a pot luck gathering after the paddle at Kathy Jacobs home at the 407.  Bring an item to share.  Grill available.                                                                                                                                                           
  • EVENT DETAILS:  Starting at the sandy beach, we will paddle along the lake shore and down the river into Laconia, which will take us to wildlife refuge. We will continue to a sandy beach or the city gazebo for a lunch stop. The paddle will end back at the Put-In.                                                                                                                                                                                            
  • Checklist of things to bring:                                                                            
-   Pack a picnic lunch/snacks for kayaking.
-   Bring a potluck item to share for the Après BBQ at the 407 & BYOB
-   PFD – Paddle(s) – Plenty of drinking water
-   Bathing Suit/Towel/HAT  -  Insect Repellent  - Sunscreen
-   Water Toys….Bilge/Hand Pumps double nicely as a water squirter!
-   Rain Gear!... ten 10 gallon bags have multi uses.
-   Water Shoes…NO Flip Flops   - Glasses Keeper.

  • AS A CONDITION OF ATTENDING THIS KAYAK DAY TRIP, YOU AGREE TO: Hold harmless, and indemnify the organizer(s) and their relations and heirs, and all members and participants of the NH Ski Club from any and all claims for injury, illness, death, and/or property damage including those caused by negligence, ignorance, inexperience and other reasons. You also agree to assume all mental, physical, financial, and/or other risk associated with this NHSC activity. Kayaking, camping, hiking, skiing, bicycling and other activities pose inherent risks and dangers. Participation in these activities is voluntary and dependent upon your own personal judgement. In the interest of safety, wearing a US Coast Guard approved Lifejacket (PFD), securely fitted is required while paddling with this group  All Guest(s) will be required to sign a Disclaimer-Liability Release with emergency contact information.

Trip Organizers:  Nancy KC -   603-533-7576                                              Deb S  -  603-860-5057           

Trip Leaders: Kathy Jacobs, Patty Norton, Anne Magrath & Carol Stevens

 New Hampshire Ski Club.

P.O. Box 6072, Manchester, NH 03108


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