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Guided Paddle of the Great Swamp

July 14 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

By popular demand, we are pleased to offer another naturalist-guided paddle of the Great Swamp in Patterson, New York. If you missed it the first time, be sure to grab a spot! The Great Swamp is a regionally significant wetland that is home to a wide diversity of plant and animal life, including threatened and endangered species. During our paddle, we are likely to see herons, kingfishers, painted turtles, beautiful dragonflies and perhaps a beaver or otter, among other wildlife.

The paddle will be fairly easy and last approximately 2 hours round-trip. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own canoe or kayak if they have one. A limited number of canoes can be provided upon request. Attendees should have previous paddling experience and be comfortable operating their boats without any instruction or assistance. PFDs (life vests) are encouraged and you should bring your own if you have one. Please email John Foley to register or request additional information. Please note in your email how many people will be in your party and whether you will or will not need to borrow a canoe/kayak. Space is very limited. Open to people ages 13 and up. A suggested donation of $25/person for non-members and $15 per person for members is greatly appreciated.

** Meeting place will be either at Green Chimneys or the Patterson Recreation Center, and will be determined by Friday depending on water levels. Please email John no later than Saturday afternoon to find out where to meet. **



July 14
9:00 am - 11:00 am


Green Chimneys
400 Doansburg Road
Brewster, NY 10509 United States
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Great Hollow Nature Preserve & Ecological Research Center
(203) 546-7789