Saturday, September 26, 2009

Housatonic River Paddling at Sunnyside

This Saturday started cool then turned warmer in the afternoon - perfect weather for paddling. I happened to see these two guys launching their boats into the Housatonic River behind Sunnyside School. They were going for a trip downstream past Ayer's Marina.

They looked like they were going to have a good time. I particularly liked the contractor's boom box stapped on the back of the one kayak. You don't have to have all the highest tech gear to have an enjoyable afternoon on the Housatonic River.

Sunnyside Park has a small park along the river at the boat ramp that most people don't know about. Just take the drive on the south side of the school past the Little League ballfields and down to the bottom of the hill. It's one of Shelton's little gems along the Housatonic Greenway. The picnic area can get busy in the summer, but early Fall is also a great time to enjoy the river. Stop in at the little Polish deli across River Road & have lunch in the Valley.
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  1. Launched from there many times. I wish that the park farther south on the River Road, opposite Wooster Island, had a decent boat ramp or easier access for kayakers.