Orland River Day 2015
Alewife Run Paddle


ORLAND - Saturday, June 27th, take the scenic route to the Orland River Day festivities - join the annual Alewife Run from Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery to Orland Village! Cheri Domina of GPMCT and Karen Francouer of Castine Kayak will lead canoers and kayakers from the Alamoosook Lake beach at 8 am sharp for a leisurely 3.5-mile (less than two hour) paddle down the lovely Narramissic River, arriving in the village in time for the parade and strawberry shortcake. One short portage around a dam is involved. Need a boat? Castine Kayak will rent and deliver a kayak for $20 (call 866-3506); GPMCT will also have a canoe, paddles and PFDs available. To leave a vehicle in the village, drop off your boat at the hatchery, then drive to the village and catch the shuttle back (courtesy of First Student), leaving from the FL Davis parking lot on Rte. 175 (next to the Post Office) at 7:30 am. Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery is located 1.3 miles off Rte. 1, on Hatchery Road in East Orland. For more info, call Cheri at 469-2008 or e-mail cheri@greatpondtrust.org. We will do the paddle in (light) rain or shine.


Kayak Capsize & Rescue workshop at Orland River Day

ORLAND Castine Kayak will offer a Kayak Capsize and Rescue Techniques workshop as part of the Orland River Day festivities, Saturday, June 27, 1-3 pm. To be an independent kayaker an essential skill is self and partnership rescue! Be ready for the unexpected. Learn what you need to know to be a safe paddler so that you can explore in comfort! We'll practice wet exits, partnership rescues and self rescue methods. Special festival price is $20 per person. Contact Castine Kayak to reserve a spot, 207-866-3506, or castinekayak@gmail.com.



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Karen Francoeur

Master Maine Sea Kayak Guide/ Owner,  ACA Open Water Instructor, BCU 4 Star,   X-country Ski instructor/Maine Master Rec Guide,  Yoga Instructor

PO Box 703 Castine, Me 04421