Saturday September 17th
Sunday September 18th
Route: Causeway to Liscom Hollow to Monkey Island
Expected Duration: 2-3 hours including stops
Estimated Distance: 3 miles
Arrive at Departure Point by 9am
Trips start promptly at 9:30am each day
Departure Point: Meet at the parking area that is about 2 miles from downtown Hinsdale heading West on Rt. 119 (towards Brattleboro) or about 1.5 miles from Walmart, heading East on Rt. 119 (towards Hinsdale). Parking area is directly across from the blue house at 406 Brattleboro Road,
Hinsdale. We'll launch from the causeway next to the parking lot.
The hope is to view wildlife. From the causeway, we'll head slightly upriver to view an osprey's nest, then paddle into Liscom Hollow. Possible sightings of beavers and muskrat. Paddle under the rail trail bridge. Leave Liscom’s and continue upriver to Monkey Island to view the eagle's nest. Look for heron, eagles, osprey and Kingfishers. Return to the causeway to end trip. For this trip you must have your own boat and equipment. Portions of this trip involve strenuous paddling (otherwise leisurely but steady). This trip is suggested for adults only.
Guide(s): Kendra Gardner & Heather Howe
Hiking boots are strongly recommended; next best is some type of sturdy footwear.
Required: PFD (life preserver); canoe/kayak; paddle. YOU WILL NEED YOUR OWN EQUIPMENT for the Liscomb Hollow trips. We suggest waterproof bag(s) for gear.
Recommended for All:
Dress appropriately for changing weather; identification; hat; sunglasses; sun screen/block; bug spray/repellent;
lots of water/Gatorade; snacks/lunch; small first aid kit; binoculars: phone or camera; backpack.