2018 Spring/Summer Activity Calendar

Here's what the MVP is doing (trips, releases, etc):

Apr 14–15 Millers [MA] Release Weekend 54th Annual River Rat Race
Apr 14–15 Blackwater Release Weekend NESS Blackwater Slalom Race *Cancelled due to ice*
Apr 28 (Sat) Ashuelot River Release Surrey Mtn Dam 5am–1pm 275cfs
Ashuelot Canoe Race, Kiwanis Club Race
May 5–6 West [VT] Release Weekend Group camping at Jamaica State Park. NO SHUTTLE
May 5–6 Lower Otter Brook Release 9am–3pm 300cfs, ACA NH WW Championship
Sunday release has priority for water.
May 18–20 Stony Creek Rendezvous Festival
Benscreek Canoe Club [PA]
see Dante DiOrio for details.
May 19? National River Cleanup Day See Julie for Details.
Raft Guide Course
Details TBD
Jun 23–24 Winni Release Weekend Winni River Days Whitewater Festival
Camping in Odell Park. Club BBQ at take-out?
NESS Winni Slalom Race 1000cfs
Jun 30–Jul 1 Deerfield River Festival Camping on the festival grounds.
Jul 14–15 ? Pemi/Bristol Release Weekend Sat 10am–3pm, Sun 10–2 1000cfs Cancelled (no rain)
July 20–22 Rapid/Androscoggin Weekend Group Camping at Umbagog Lake State Park.
IPC Deerfield Reunion Weekend Deerfield Weekend; Camping and BBQ at Country Aire.
Aug 11–12 Forks Family Weekend Dead (Sat), Kennebec (Sun)
Group camping at Webb's.
Aug 25–26 Pemi/Bristol Release Weekend Sat 10am–3pm, Sun 10–2pm 1000cfs
Chica Paddle Weekend (See Cheryl Guyre for details).
(This is the release in the license for the MVP Pig Roast.)
Quebec/Ontario Long Weekend? Possible Late Summer Northern Rivers Trip
Magalloway Weekend Joint trip with Penobscot Paddle & Chowder Society.

Fall releases decided after Labor Day; typically one-per-weekend in October ending Halloween Weekend.
Sep 22–23 
West Release Weekend
Group camping at Jamaica State Pk.
Low Country Boil signup at TBD.
Colombus Day Week Fall Drawdowns Start Suncook River—Class II (Upper/Lower Suncook Lakes)
North Branch Contoocook—Cl 4+ (Highland Lake/Island Pond)
Mascoma River—Class 3 (Mascoma Lake)
Newfound River—Class 3 (Newfound Lake)
Sugar River—Class 2 (Sunapee Lake)
date TBD North Branch P'cat Release Horace Lake to Everett Lake—Class 3&4
date TBD Little Suncook Release Class 3&4 (Northwood Lake)
Halloween Weekend? Lower Piscataquog Release Class II (Glen Lake/Greggs Fall Dam)
  End-of-Season Paddlers' Halloween BBQ and Paddle - Everyone Welcome
Nov 3–4? Tohickon Creek Release [PA] Last Release of the Season.
See Prabhat Adhikary for details.

For group camping: go here to reserve and pay on this MVP web site page.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 15 May 2018 )