12th Annual Kayak-a-thon

Take Me to the River:
Increasing Community Access to the Connecticut River

Thank you!

Our 12th Annual Kayak–a-thon was our most successful one yet, with 80 paddlers raising just over $27,000 to keep our calendar full of outdoor recreation programs for people of all ages and all abilities.

The 13th Annual Kayak-a-thon will be on Sunday, September 22, 2019.  We hope you'll join us!

September 23, 2018

(Rain Date:  September 30, 2018)

A colorful flotilla of kayaks, canoes, and Stand-up Paddleboards (SUPs) will kayak down the Connecticut River from Sunderland to Northampton to raise awareness and funds for inclusive outdoor recreation programming for people with disabilities, for Veterans, and for senior citizens.

We invite our kayakers' friends and family to join us at our landing place in Northampton to cheer us on as we finish and for a cookout with live music and good cheer.

New this year:  Berkshire Health Systems will be putting on the cookout!  They'll have a cookoff with potato-themed dishes and activities for kids.

Your participation in this year’s Kayak-a-thon will help us to continue to keep our calendar filled with free or low cost outdoor recreation opportunities for people with disabilities, for seniors, and for veterans.

Two routes to choose from:

  • Sunderland to Northampton (12 miles)
  • Hatfield to Northampton (5 miles)