River of Light: Harvest Moon Paddle on the Winooski River

Join us on Wednesday, September 6th, 2017, for our second annual harvest moon paddle: the River of Light! More details on this year's event to come soon. Scroll down for information and videos from last year's inaugural paddle.


Friends of the Winooski River commenced on September 16th, 2016, for our first moonlight paddle, the “River of Light.” The Harvest Moon hung high in the sky as a flotilla of brightly lit boats and paddlers celebrated the near autumnal equinox on an easy two-mile paddle/float from the Heineberg Bridge to Lake Champlain.

We shone our lights. We howled at the moon! We had a blast!

Burlington Free Press captured the magic!

Seven Days' Eva Sollberger and her crew were there, too. The paddle became an installment on her series, Stuck in Vermont. Check out the video below!