Day Paddling Long Island Sound

Day Paddling Long Island Sound

by Eben Oldmixon




A guide for kayakers and canoeists to find access to the safer alongshore waters of Long Island Sound.

This guide offers kayakers and canoeists hundreds of miles of relaxing, scenic excursions in Long Island sound. Each launch site is described in detail: its address and location (as latitude and longitude) are given, plus driving directions, where to park, whether fees are charged, where to launch at the site and whether special precautions should be observed, and suggested routes to try once on the water. each trip has been tailored to avoid dangerous areas through which large vessels, powerboats and strong tides pass, to ensure maximum safety and paddling enjoyment.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780881506846
Publisher: Countryman Press, The
Publication date: 03/03/2008
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Eben Oldmixon is a retired biomedical researcher and also the author of Day Paddling Narragansett Bay and Day Paddling Long Island Sound. He resides in the Hudson River Valley near Newburgh, NY.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     5
Introduction     11
Shoreline Access     11
Web Information About Public Shoreline Access for Cartop Boaters     12
Norwalk Area: Norwalk to Westport     15
Launching Sites     23
Veterans Memorial Park and Boat Launch (CTCAG)     23
Second Street (ConnYak)     25
Calf Pasture Point Beach, Norwalk, CT     27
Canal Road Water Access Area (CTCAG)     29
Saugatuck River Connecticut State Boat Ramp (CTCAG)     31
Old Mill Beach (CTCAG)     33
Bridgeport Area: Southport to Milford     36
Launching Sites     42
Southport Boatyard (CTCAG)     42
Brewster Street Boat Launch (CTCAG)     44
Long Beach (CTCAG)     46
Point No Point     47
Charles E. Wheeler Wildlife Management Area (CTCAG)     49
Silver Sands State Park (CTCAG)     50
Wilcox Park (CTCAG)     51
Gulf Beach (CTCAG)     53
New Haven to Old Saybrook     56
Launching Sites     70
Lighthouse Point Park (CTCAG)     70
Branford River near Harbor (ConnYak)     72
Branford High School (CTCAG)     74
Stony Creek Waterfront (ConnYak)     75
Joshua Cove     76
Guilford Town Marina (CTCAG)     78
West Wharf Beach (CTCAG)     79
Hammonasset Beach State Park (CTCAG)     81
Clinton Town Marina (CTCAG)     83
Clinton Town Beach (CTCAG)     84
Old Lyme to New London     86
Launching Sites     92
Lieutenant River State Boat Launch (CTCAG)     92
Great Island State Boat Launch (CTCAG)     94
Four Mile River State Boat Launch (CTCAG)     96
McCook Point Park     98
Niantic River State Boat Launch (CTCAG)     99
Kiddie Beach (CTCAG)     101
Dock Road State Boat launch (CTCAG)     102
Groton, Stonington, and Westerly     103
Launching Sites     121
Bayberry Lane State Boat Launch (CTCAG)     121
Peruzotti Boat Launch (CTCAG)     124
Bluff Point State Park and Reserve (CTCAG)     125
Tanglewood Open Space (CTCAG)     127
Noank Main Street Dock and Beach (CTCAG)     128
Mystic River State Boat Launch (CTCAG)     130
Water Street Public Dock and Launching Area (CTCAG)     132
Mystic River Dinghy Dock (CTCAG)     133
Foot of Isham Street (CTCAG)     134
Williams Beach     136
Barn Island State Boat Launch (CTCAG)     138
Long Island's North Shore     142
Inner Harbor at Cold Spring Harbor     154
West Neck Beach along Lloyd Neck     156
Scudder Park in Northport Harbor     158
Nissequogue River State Park     160
Stony Brook Town Parking Lot B     162
Satterly Landing on Mount Sinai Harbor     164
Wildwood State Park     166
Old Main Road by Southold Bay     167
Glossary     169
Index     179

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