River of Light: Harvest Moon Paddle on the Winooski River

DUE TO THE WEATHER, WE HAVE MADE THE DECISION TO CANCEL THE EVENT. WE KNOW THAT THERE ARE HARDY SOULS THAT WOULD HAVE COME OUT. IN ADDITION TO COMFORT ISSUES, THERE ARE SAFETY CONCERNS DUE TO THE LACK OF NATURAL LIGHT AND THE COOL WET WEATHER.
 
DEPENDING ON WEATHER, WE MAY DO A MORE IMPROMPTU VERSION OF THE RIVER OF LIGHT ON OR NEAR THE OCTOBER FULL MOON OR A FOLIAGE PADDLE SOMEWHERE.

Get your friends and family together to start planning your lighting scheme (and theme!) for the 2nd River of Light: Paddling by the Light of the Moon on September 6th.

We will meet at the Heineberg Bridge Access (on the Colchester side of the Rt 127 bridge over the Winooski River) at 6:00 PM. Participants will leave their boats and drive their cars to the take out at the Rivers End Marina. There participants will organize self-shuttles to come back to the put in. The goal is to launch at sunset and paddle the 2.5 miles to Lake Champlain.

All paddlers must wear a properly fitted PFD. All paddlers must be facing forward or in the case of a row boat, there must be a passenger in the bow, facing forward.

Admission is free, however, a $10 (or more!) donation to help the Friends of the Winooski River protect and restore the watershed is greatly appreciated.

If you have any doubts as to whether you want to participate, check out these links from the Burlington Free Press and 7Days from last year's event.

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!