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Vermont Paddle/Hike Weekend

  • 28 Aug 2015
  • 6:00 PM
  • 30 Aug 2015
  • 3:00 PM
  • South Strafford, VT
  • 5


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Friday evening dinner and paddle trip on Saturday.
  • Full weekend including paddling on the Connecticut River Saturday and hiking on Sunday.

Registration is closed

Join us for a Vermont weekend of paddling, hiking, and hanging out with Women Outdoors members from other regions.  We’ll be camping in a wonderful wooded setting at Bonna Wieler’s place in South Strafford, VT.  Bonna is a long-time WO member, environmental educator, and kayak instructor.  She will be guiding us on the Connecticut River on Saturday (kayak rentals available or BYO boat+PFD), about a 10 mile flat water paddle depending on weather conditions and group stamina.  Sunday we plan a strenuous hike in the nearby White Mountains, with possible option for a shorter easier hike.  Alternate activities will be planned in case of severe weather.  Limited to 12 participants.  Registration will closed on Aug 24, so sign up now.

For camping: bring your own tent, sleeping bag, pad, and flashlight or headlamp.  Limited options for indoor accommodations or rental tents available at a higher price.

For paddling:  bring your own boat, paddle, and PFD.  Or rent the package from Bonna.  Properly fitted PFDs must be worn while on the water.

For hiking:  Good boots and pack needed for Sunday’s hike.

Other:  Raingear, sun hat, water bottle, snacks, sunscreen, insect repellent needed both days.

Meals:  Group dinner Friday night, breakfasts and lunches provided, or bring your own food.  Menu will be distributed ahead of time and participants asked to opt in or out, or supplement as needed.  Restaurant meal after boating on Saturday.    


Friday evening:

    Arrive, set up camp or check into accommodations

    Group dinner at 7:30 pm

    Evening Campfire


    Group breakfast

    Paddling on the Connecticut River

    Lunch on the water

    Dinner at a restaurant on way back from river.


   Group breakfast


Basic Pricing: (includes camping fee and professional paddle guide service on Saturday)

      $62 for Friday night through Sunday

      $47 for Friday night and Saturday only

      $30 for kayak rental (Saturday only)

Lodging Options for extra charge (contact Bonna at 802-333-3549 to reserve a space):

       Use of shared platform tent with mattress:  extra $5 per night

       Indoor accommodations, shared room with double bed:  extra $15 per person per night

        Indoor accommodations, single room:  extra $25 per night

Food Costs:

            TBD, with opt out possible


            You pay the basic price for 1 or 2 days when you register

            Reserve your kayak by paying the $30 rental fee as you register

            For indoor accommodations or use of platform tent, contact Bonna at 802-333-3549 (home) or 802-274-0810 (cell)

            Food costs, if you choose to participate in group meals, will be shared and payable the weekend of the trip

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