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                                    Calendar of Events
                                 2021
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        DATE     &      TIME             EVENT                           LOCATION                                           TRIP OR EVENT  LEADER

Be sure to check the Calendar of Events frequently as events can be added, deleted,  or changed as late as the day before. 
                                                                 Pre-Registration is required for all paddles.
  To add an event to this listing, please contact Sharon at kayak4me2@gmail.com at least one business day prior to event.

​Jan. 11, 2021      Mon.       6:00 PM      ACKC Council Meeting    via   Zoom                                          ACKC        Council
                                                         Yearly planning to set dates and programs  for club monthly meetings.

Feb. 22, 2021     Mon.       7:00 PM      ACKC Club Meeting         via    Zoom                                          ACKC       Council
                                                        Business Meeting Chair - Laura 
                                                        Presenter:  Myra Shulman
                                                        Program:  Paddle Opportunities at Land Trust Sites
                                                            One of the POSITIVE results of limited paddle opportunities due to 
                                                            pandemic restrictions and low water levels was the discovery of new
                                                            paddle venues which were part of, or adjacent to, a Finger Lake Land Trust. 
                                                            Many of these areas also offer hiking and biking opportunities.

March 22, 2021   Mon.      7:00 PM       ACKC Club Meeting        via   Zoom                                          ACKC     Council                
                                                        Business Meeting Chair - Donna Brisco
                                                        Presenter - Judi Hall
                                                        Program - Wetlands Flora
                                                            Back by popular demand, Judi has expanded her 2020 presentation of wetland
                                                            plants.  As a result of Judi's 2020 presentation, many Ahwagans began seeking 
                                                            and identifying these plants. This exploring (and almost a competition) resulted 
                                                            in discovering new paddle venues and expanding our plant identification skills.

April 23, 2021    Fri.       7:30  PM     Trip Leaders Meeting    via Zoom                                    Sharon Canfield
                                                                    We will review and update the Covid restrictions, discuss shuttle procedures 
                                                                        during covid, review ACKC trip leader guidelines, check method of recording 
                                                                            and reporting trips to the ACA,  examine mentoring prospective trip leaders, 
                                                                                consider procedure of scheduling paddles, and any other concerns
                                                                                   of leaders.  This meeting is open to the ACKC membership body.

April 26, 2021    Mon.    7:00 PM        ACKC  Club Meeting        via Zoom                                            ACKC Council
                                                                 Business Meeting Chair - Ray Baker
                                                                   Presenter - Ray Baker
                                                                     Program - Paddle Safety

May 19, 2021    Wed.    4:30 PM    Tioughnioga  River       Yaman  to  Blodgett Mills    (shuttle)      4 miles+                  Dave Tanner
                                                                * You must be able to control your boat: able to stop, able to recognize and navigate
                                                                    safely around hazards, able to recognize and utilize eddies, to be in control 
                                                                      in a strong current, etc..
                                                                       * Current Covid Restrictions will be announced.

May 24, 2021    Mon.    7:00 PM        ACKC Club Meeting         via     Zoom                                        ACKC     Council
                                                        Business Meeting Chair - Ray Baker
                                                        Presenter - Emily Marino, executive director of the Friends of the Chemung River Watershed
                                                        Program -   River Friends 2021.
                                                        We will  enjoy a look back at the organization over the years, as well as an overview of these
                                                        upcoming programs: Weekend Kayak Rentals on the Chemung, Riverside Plein (sic) Air                                                                       Watercolor  Workshop, Riverside Trails Yoga and Meditation Class, Knowledge Among the Pine                                                           Trees  Program, and much more! To learn about all the goings-on for the Chemung River, 
                                                        tune into this zoom meeting and meet our new director!"


May 26, 2021    Wed.   5:00 PM    Tioughnioga  River        Blodgett Mills to Messengerville (shuttle)    Dave Tanner
                                                               *You must be able to control your boat: able to stop, able to recognize and navigate 
                                                                    safely around hazards, able to recognize and utilize eddies, able to be in 
                                                                       control in a strong current, etc.  This stretch of river is usually slightly
                                                                          more difficult than the prior section, which turned out to be very
                                                                            active water last week. Raindate is Thursday.

June 3-7, 2021 Thurs. - Mon.    Cape Cod Paddle and Camp       Nickerson State Park       Helena Garan 
                                                Arrive at campground on Thursday  and begin scheduled paddles on Friday.  Helena is 
                                                    working with an experienced local paddler to schedule paddle locations and times.  
                                                       Since our location is ocean side, the weather will be a major factor.  Fortunately, 
                                                          this area has many non-paddling areas to explore.  Don't forget your bike!  
                                                            Amazing bike paths await you.  You may participate in all or parts of 
                                                                event.  Early reservations recommended.   BYO equipment and 
                                                                   supplies.  No chuck wagon at this event.  BE SURE YOU 
                                                                      HAVE READ THE SPECIAL DOCUMENTATION
                                                                        NEEDED TO ENTER THE STATE!

June 9, 2021   Wed.    4:30 PM  Tioughnioga River        Messengerville to Killawog     (shuttle)                   Dave Tanner
                                                             This is usually the most difficult section of the river, but we know that rivers, 
                                                                especially this one, can change from day to day. We will update when the 
                                                                  date becomes nearer.  Masks are needed for the shuttle.  Rain date is
                                                                    Thursday.

June 16, 2021   Wed.     4:30   PM   Tioughnioga River   Killawog  to  Whitney Point    (shuttle)                  Dave Tanner
                                                                  *You must be able to control your boat: able to stop, able to recognize and navigate 
                                                                        safely around hazards, able to recognize and utilize eddies, able to be in 
                                                                          control in a strong current, etc. This stretch of river is usually easier
                                                                             than the prior sections.   Mask is required for the shuttle.
                                                                                  Raindate is Thursday.

June 20, 2021   Sun.    11:00 AM         Clyde River and Erie Canal     (out-n-back)                                       Ruth Hopkins
                                                                      A paddle for all abilities on flat water with faint current...  Experience moving through
                                                                          a lock.  Proximity to the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge should offer
                                                                             a variety of waterfowl to observe.

June 23,  2021  Wed.    4:30    PM    Tioughnioga River    Whitney Point  to  Chenango Forks  10 miles  (shuttle)   Dave Tanner
                                                                  You must be able to control your boat: able to stop, able to recognize and navigate 
                                                                          safely around hazards, able to recognize and utilize eddies, able to be in 
                                                                              control in a strong current, etc.  Mask is required for the shuttle.
                                                                                        Raindate is Thursday.

June 26, 2021  Sat.    10:30 AM    Chenango River     Brisben  to Greene (Ball Flats)    7 miles   (shuttle)   Marilyn Wertman
                                                                This paddle was a favorite of our friend Dennis Healey.  It has now been 2 years
                                                                        since  we've last seen him.  Let's have a nice paddle and send him
                                                                          warm thoughts along the way.

June 28, 2021    Mon.   7:00 PM        Club Meeting     via    Zoom                                      ACKC      Council
                                                 Business Meeting Chair:
                                                 Program Presenter:  Jim , past Executive Director of the Friends of the Chemung River Watershed
                                                 Program: The Mighty Osprey
                                                                    Jim's presentation includes PowerPoint with photos, videos and interesting info
                                                                    about one of nature's coolest birds - the osprey. Because it is at the top of the 
                                                                    food chain, it's presence signifies that the river is clean and bountiful.
                                                                    Discover how the osprey mates for life, dives into water to snag fish and flies more 
                                                                    than 2,000 miles at a time to migrate. 

June 30, 2021    Wed.  4:30  PM    Chenango River       Chenango Forks  to   Chenango Bridge   (shuttle)   Dave Tanner
                                                You must be able to control your boat: able to stop, able to recognize and navigate 
                                                        safely around hazards, able to recognize and utilize eddies, able to be in
                                                                   control in a strong current, etc. Mask is required for the shuttle.
                                                                                                  Raindate is Thursday.
                                                                                                Postponed due to inclement weather.

July 7, 2021    Wed. 4:30  PM      Chenango/Susquehanna Rivers   Chenango Bridge to Lourdes Hospital   Dave Tanner
                                                                Postpone due to poor weather on Wed. and on rain date (Thursday).

July 11, 2021     Sunday      1:30 PM      Otselic River    Willet to Upper Lisle        10 miles              Shuttle       Sharon Canfield
                                                            This river is mostly rural and abounds with wildlife in a quiet setting.  The current is
                                                                 good until the mudflats at the end of the paddle. The Otselic feeds the Whitney 
                                                                    Point  Lake at Dorchester.  You will need to be able to control your boat in 
                                                                        a current, find eddies, navigate safely around obstacles, etc.
                                                                                Postponed due to heavy rains.

July 14, 2021       Wed.        4:30 PM         Little York & Goodale Lakes    (no shuttle)             Sharon Canfield   
                                                            Little York and Goodale Lakes offer a pleasant, relaxing paddle on flat water.  
                                                               This paddle is appropriate for all levels of experience or inexperience.
                                                                      Little York Park is easily reached via I-81 or RTs 38 & 281.

July 22, 2021   Thurs.        2 PM        Otselic River      Willet to Upper Lisle        10 miles        Shuttles     Sharon Canfield
                                                            Please see description under the July 11th entry.  You will have the option of the entire 
                                                                 trip or Willet to Landers Corners or Landers Corners to Upper Lisle.  I will figure out
                                                                     the shuttle necessities. 
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July 25 - 28, 2021       Sat. thru Wed.    NEW Camp and Paddle   Four Mile Creek State Park Campground      Ruth Hopkins
​                                           Please register with Ruth before making your reservations at the Four Mile Creek                              
                                                  campground. You may participate in all, or part of, this paddle experience. 
                                                        Some of the participants will be staying for the entire week. This is a
                                                            great place for biking too.

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July 28, 2021 Wed. 4:30 PM NEED A TRIP LEADER AND VENUE. MOST TRIP LEADERS WILL BE AT THE FOUR 
                                                                              MILE CREEK EVENT.

July 31, 2021  Sat.   11:00 AM         Chenango River      Chenango Forks to Chenango Bridge     10  Miles       Tim Brown
​                                           Participants must be able to control their boats in moving water.  Limited to 12 paddlers. 
                                                                    Canceled due to lack of response.


Aug.  1,  2021    Sunday     2:00 PM           Annual Club Picnic               Dorchester Park                                 Marilyn Wertman
                                                            Please preregister  for this event so that we can purchase the appropriate amount of 
                                                                meat.  Text Sharon at 607-379-3137.  This event is for members  (past and
                                                                     present ) and their families.  Bring a LARGE dish to pass and your own 
                                                                            beverage and tableware.  Chef David is preparing chicken 
                                                                                spiedies, hamburgers, and hotdogs.  He will also offer
                                                                                     his delicious roasted corn-on-the-cob.   Please
                                                                                        bring chairs so that we can social distance
                                                                                              while we eat. Register by July 26th.

August 1, 2021   Pre-Picnic Paddle     Sun. AM       Otselic                                                                Marilyn Wertman
​                                                                   Canceled due to impending thunderstorms. 
                                                                                       
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Aug. 4, 2021  Wed. 4:30 PM Susquehanna River  Appalachin to Hiawatha Island  to  Owego Fishing Access Sharon Canfield
                                                       This is typically an easy paddle suitable for all levels.  Vaccinated guests are welcome, but 
                                                          you must contact the trip leader by registration deadline for special instructions.  We will 
                                                            stop at Hiawatha Island to eat your bagged supper and to check out the eagle's nest. 
                                                              Then we will paddle around the island and land at the fishing access.


August 11, 2021    Wed.  4:30 PM     Susquehanna River         Owego  to   Nichols   (shuttle)                           Sharon Canfield
                                                                We will begin at the Owego ballpark, launching into the Owego Creek,
                                                                     and paddle to the first fishing access in Nichols.  Once again this 
                                                                         should be a fairly easy paddle open to all levels of ability. 
                                                                             Vaccinated Guests must contact the trip leader for 
                                                                                special instructions.

Aug. 15, 2021    Sunday   10:30 AM    Upper Susquehanna   (In-and-Out Paddle)   10 miles    Marty Cuff and Sharon Canfield   
​                                                        Marty will guide us on this relaxing paddle on the Upper Susquehanna, 
                                                            from #138 Crumhorn Pond Fishing Access Site to Milford and back.   
                                                                  As most of the trip is on water backed up from the dam on 
                                                                     Goodyear Lake, the  current is not a factor.                                                   

August   2021    Camp & Paddle at Sedge Island                            New Jersey                                              Helena Garan
                                                Pre-registration is required. Number of participants is limited to 15.
​                                                   CANCELED due to the Pandemic: SEDGE ISLAND IS RESTRICTING VISITATIONS
                                                         TO  LIMITED DAYTIME EVENTS FOR THE 2021 SEASON.  WE WILL LOOK
                                                                 FORWARD TO THE 2022 SEASON.

August 18, 2021  Wed.     No Paddle possible due to torrential rains and flash flooding warnings.

August 24, 2021  Tuesday      10:30AM      Owasco Inlet     Town of Moravia Fishing Access    (no shuttle)       Marilyn Wertman
                                                       This miniature "river" offers a leisurely paddling opportunity for all levels.  You 
                                                            will paddle upstream against a minimal current, beach for lunch,  then
                                                                 return to the launch site.  This scenic waterway offers a variety of
                                                                     plant life teeming with wildlife: wading whitetail deer, silky
                                                                        mink, green mini frogs, etc. This waterway is a popular 
                                                                            fishing location.

August 27, 2021    Friday    9:30 AM    Chenango River    Oxford to Brisben    10 Miles    Shuttle           Marilyn Wertman  
                                                            Although Marilyn is the trip leader, she has arranged with Ray Baker to be the 
                                                                river guide for this part of the Chenango. This is NOT a paddle for the 
                                                                    novice.  You must be able to manuever your boat safely around 
                                                                        strainers, to stop and turn your boat quickly, and to pay
                                                                             attention to the river. Masks are required for the
                                                                                 shuttle. Participants limited to ACKC/ACA 
                                                                                    members only. No guests.

August 31, 2021    Tuesday    11:00 AM    Otselic River    Willet to Upper Lisle    10 Miles     Shuttle    Sharon Canfield
                                                                                This paddle is not for the beginner.  Participants must be able to 
                                                                                        control their boats in order to avoid sudden strainers
                                                                                              in strong currents.  This small  scenic river 
                                                                                                  offers an abundance of wildlife in a
                                                                                                     very rural setting.

September 4, 2021   Sat.  11:00 AM  Chemung River   Bottcher's Landing, Big Flats to Grove Street, Elmira   Marilyn Wertman
                                                    This is a nine mile paddle with some fun spots!  You must be able to control
                                                           your boat through chutes.  The Chemung is mostly a rock bottom 
                                                                 waterway usually offering clear water with lots of visibility.
                                                                     Masks are required for the shuttle.


September 8-12  Wed. thru Sun.           Fish Creek Camp and Paddle             Different venues each day               Barb Hall
                                    You must register with Barb to attend this event. You may paddle as many or few times as you wish.  
                                Some  days there may be more than one paddle opportunity from which to choose. Paddles are planned 
                                on suggestions from the group, although event leader (Barb) has final say.  You are responsible for 
                                making your own camping reservations at Fish Creek.  "Walk-ins" have always been available, but Fish 
                                Creek is unique each year.  
                                                    Wed.: Arrive and set up camp.
                                                        Thurs.: Day paddle
                                                            Fri: Day Paddle
                                                                Sat.: Day Paddle
                                                                    Sun.: Break camp and drag on home

September 7, 2021  Tuesday  1:00 PM     Dorothy Mcllroy Bird Sanctuary     Summerhill/Lake Como    Sharon Canfield
                                            A favorite from last year... This easy and relaxing paddle explores the extensive marsh at the 
                                                  southern end of Lake Como. This area is part of the Finger Lakes Land Trust.  Although
                                                       it is a protected area, public fishing and paddling are permitted.  We will extend 
                                                            the paddle into the lake and under the bridge into the inlet.  This is an in 
                                                                and out paddle of approximately 4 miles.  Beavers love it here!


September 11, 2021   Saturday    11:00 AM    Ithaca Canals            No shuttle necessary                          Sharon Canfield
                                                     Another favorite from the past...This is another easy and relaxing paddle suitable 
                                                        for all levels.  Our launch site will be near Cass Park and is rumored to be
                                                            mud free.  We will paddle to the Hog's Hole Wildlife Area, then back 
                                                                to the Cayuga Inlet as far as the Weir.  Next will be the 6 Mile 
                                                                    Creek, then into the Barge Canal and back to the launch.



September 19, 2021  Sunday   10:30 AM    Tioughnioga River    Whitney Point to Chenango Forks   Marilyn Wertman
                                                This paddle is suitable for anyone who can control their boat.  The waters are fairly
                                                    tame, but of course, there is always the exception should an unexpected strainer 
                                                        appears. The distance is about 10 miles, but it's all downhill!  Remember your
                                                               mask for the shuttle. 

September 22, 2021

September 27, 2021    Monday    7 PM    Club Meeting    Central United Methodist Church   Endicott,    ACKC Council
                                                    Please join us to our first in-person meeting of the year!  CDC guidelines will 
                                                        be observed so remember your mask.  Refreshments will not be served.
                                                            Our program will feature a video which highlights the rich variety of
                                                                outdoor clubs in our area.  Along with the ACKC, we'll learn
                                                                    about the activities of the  Triple  Cities   Hiking    Club, 
                                                                        the Sierra Club, the Naturalists' Club,  Waterman
                                                                            Conservation Education Center, Triple Cities
                                                                                Ski Club, and the Southern Tier Bicycle
                                                                                    Club.  Hope to see a great turnout!
                                                                            













                                                                    

















































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