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July 2016

Nature Paddle: Accabonac Osprey Nesting Survey for Families with SoFo

July 10, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Accabonac Harbor, Landing Lane
Amagansett, NY 11930 United States
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$7.50 – $10

Paddle Leader: Mike Bottini, Naturalist and Author During this nature paddle through scenic Accabonac harbor we will survey its Osprey nests to determine how many were occupied this breeding season and how many young were successfully reared. Kayak, canoe, and SUP rentals available: $40 single kayak; $60 tandem kayaks and canoes; $50 paddleboard (SUP). Lifejackets are included. Call SoFo for reservations. You’ll receive specific information about the meeting place when you register with SoFo. To rent boats or paddleboards, contact…

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Meschutt Beach Paddle, Dinner & Boogie with GFEE

July 19, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Meschutt Beach Hut, 1 Canal Road
Hampton Bays, NY 11946 United States
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$15

Join Group for the East End for a fun evening paddling on Peconic Bay from Shinnecock Canal to Cold Spring Pond. This scenic paddle will be roughly 1.5 miles round trip, with an optional side tour to Sebonack Golf Club. The return to Meschutt Beach will be just in time for dinner at the Beach Hut and for listening and dancing to Southbound Dinner is on your own at the Meschutt Beach Hut. Fee for the paddle is $15 (children under…

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Full Moon Paddle & Picnic with EHTPS

July 19, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

We'll meet at the beach/water access on Lazy Point Road (south of Lazy Point itself) for a short paddle to Goff Point for a BYO picnic, catch the sunset and moonrise, and return by moonlight around 9:00. Bring a flashlight and dress for a cool evening on the water. Contact Mike if you need to rent a kayak or SUP. Leader: Mike Bottini 631.267.5228.

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Kayak Beautiful Sag Harbor Cove with STPS

July 23, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Meet at water access point from Bay Avenue, a tiny road between Cove Avenues E and W of eastern end of Noyac Rd. approx. ½ mile east of Stoney Hill Rd.bintersection. BYO Kayak, paddle and life jacket. Life jackets are mandatory. Leaders: Ken & Sue Bieger 631.283.5432.

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August 2016

EcoPaddle Tour of Coecles Harbor with the Peconic Estuary Program

August 16, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bring Or Rent Kayak

Explore the Peconic Bay and its beautiful habitats! Join PEP educators as we paddle the Coecles Harbor Marine Water Trail in Shelter Island on Tuesday August 16, 2016 from 9:00am - 1:00pm. This self-guided interpretive trail shows the bounty of our estuary while highlighting the harbor's many diverse ecosystems along the Mashomack Preserve. Learning more about our bays increases our awareness and appreciation of the Peconic Bays and marine conservation efforts throughout the estuary. So join us for a fun…

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Sunset Picnic Paddle with EHTPS

August 17, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

We'll meet at the Northwest Creek access at the end of Northwest Landing Road for a short paddle on Northwest Harbor to a picnic spot (BYO picnic), catch the sunset and moonrise, and return by moonlight. Bring a flashlight and dress for a cool evening on the water. Leader: Mike Bottini (mike@peconic.org). Contact Mike if you need to rent a kayak or SUP.

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Moonlit Paddle & Picnic at Quogue Wildlife Refuge

August 17, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Quogue Wildlife Refuge, 3 Old Country Road
Quogue, NY 11959 United States
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$30

ring a picnic dinner to enjoy al fresco at the picnic tables, then we will enjoy a guided and peaceful paddle on Old Ice Pond. The sun sets at 7:46 pm and we will enjoy twilight until 8:16pm. The very almost full moon will be rising, and enjoy a magical experience of paddling on the pond in the dark. Kayak or canoe experience necessary. A program for adults. $30 per person at time of reservation. Space is limited and reservations…

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Napeague Harbor Paddle & BBQ with GFEE

August 18, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$35

Join Group for the East End for a scenic evening paddle on one of the East End’s more tranquil, yet expansive water bodies – Napeague Harbor. The calm nature of the harbor combined with the natural habitat surrounding it will make for a delightful setting as we paddle and wait for the Full Moon to rise. Recognized by Audubon NY as an Important Bird Area, we will seek looks before the sun sets at many of shorebirds that visit the area…

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Family Nature Paddle: Coastal Processes at Napeague Bay with SoFo

August 21, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
$10

Paddle Leader: Mike Bottini, Naturalist and Author On this nature paddle, we visit a floodtide delta and the site of an old inlet and learn how natural coastal processes and human activities have shaped this harbor’s shoreline. Kayak, canoe, and SUP rentals available: $40 single kayak; $60 tandem kayaks and canoes; $50 paddleboard (SUP). Lifejackets are included. Call SoFo for reservations. You’ll receive specific information about the meeting place when you register with SoFo. To rent boats or paddleboards, contact…

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September 2016

Family Nature Paddle—Monarch Butterfly Watch with SoFo

September 17, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
$10

Paddle Leader: Mike Bottini, Naturalist and Author Enjoy this annual paddle across Georgica Pond and down to the ocean beach during the peak of the Monarch Butterfly migration. Learn the details of the Monarch’s amazing journey, along with current conservation issues facing this beautiful insect. Kayak, canoe, and SUP rentals available: $40 single kayak; $60 tandem kayaks and canoes; $50 paddleboard (SUP). Lifejackets are included. Call SoFo for reservations. You’ll receive specific information about the meeting place when you register…

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September 2017

Great Peconic Race

September 9, 2017 @ 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wades Beach, 114 South Midway Road
Shelter Island, NY 11964 United States
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$90 – $125

Great Peconic Race, a Paddle Circumnavigation of Shelter Island. Three to 19-mile races. Registration begins 7 a.m. at Wades Beach, 114 S Midway Road, Shelter Island. More info at greatpeconicrace.com. In honor of Ted Baldwin and supporting Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Marine Program.

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June 2018

Big Fresh Pond Nature Paddle with Mike Bottini & PLT

June 30, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Big Fresh Pond, 40 Millstone Brook Road
Southampton, 11968 United States
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$10

Join naturalist Mike Bottini for a leisurely paddle on Big Fresh Pond in Elliston Park, North Sea as we look for a variety of wildlife, including the scent station of the river otter, and signs of the seasonal change from spring to summer. Mid-June is the peak of the egg laying period for a variety of turtle species that reside in and adjacent to the pond (stinkpot, painted, snapping and box turtles), and we will visit one of the turtle…

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July 2018

Sunset Paddle & Picnic at North Sea Harbor with PLT

July 26, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$10

Bring a picnic for this evening paddle of North Sea Harbor led by Mike Bottini, author of “Exploring East End Waters.” Beginning at historic Conscience Point, you’ll paddle through a town shellfish sanctuary and along the shoreline of Conscience Point National Wildlife Refuge. We’ll stop for a picnic dinner (BYO) at the foot of Home’s Hill overlooking Peconic Bay and enjoy the full moon rising before returning to the starting point. Space is limited. Pre-paid registration required.  $10/person bring your own. Rentals: $50/single kayak; $60/standup…

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August 2018

Paddle for Plum Island

August 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Orient Beach State Park, Route 25
Orient, NY 11957 United States
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$50
Bug Light

Help raise awareness and funds to support the campaign to preserve Plum Island with a paddle from Orient Beach State Park to Long Beach Bar Lighthouse and back! Register today and start fundraising! Then join Save the Sound and Long Island Paddlers with your kayak or stand up paddleboard for a 10:00 a.m. registration and 11:00 a.m. launch from the park's kayak access point. Enjoy a paddle up through the park's northern bays and creeks, stop for a group rest…

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August 2019

Paddle the Pond at Quogue Wildlife Refuge

August 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Quogue Wildlife Refuge, 3 Old Country Road
Quogue, NY 11959 United States
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$20
Paddling Quogue Ice Pond

Explore Old Ice Pond via Kayak or Canoe during a self-guided paddle, or join up with a QWR Educator to learn about the history, and flora and fauna. Observe the various species of freshwater fish, turtles, and birds which live in and around this 100+ year old pond that was originally created for ice harvesting for the Quogue Ice Company. A scavenger hunt/ID chart will be available. A program for adults and families. Reservations and pre-payment required as space is…

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