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Guided Paddle to Ragged Island

 August 2, 2024 • 8:45 am – 1:00 pm

Join LRCT and the Lake Winnipesaukee Association (LWA) on a scenic paddle to the Ragged Island Conservation Area and learn about the threats to water quality. Participants will paddle approximately 1.5 miles to Ragged Island, an 11.5-acre island with 1 mile of shoreline and two sandy beaches acquired by LRCT in 2007. Once there, LWA’s Bree Rossiter will lead participants through a discussion about what affects Lake Winnipesaukee’s water quality. 

The round-trip distance of this paddle will be approximately 3 miles. The level of difficulty is moderate, but please keep in mind that weather conditions on that day may affect the difficulty.

Registration: Registration is required for this event. Please complete our Google Form by clicking the “Sign Up” button below. You will receive a confirmation email, which may take 1-3 days.

Canoes/Kayaks: Participants are expected to bring their own canoes/kayaks and personal flotation devices. We cannot accommodate stand-up paddleboards on this trip.

Bring/Wear: Canoe/kayak and paddle(s); personal flotation device (life jacket); plenty of water; snacks/lunch. Dress appropriately for the weather; bring raingear/warm layers if needed and appropriate footwear for paddling. You may also consider bringing: sunscreen; bug repellent; waterproof bag for your supplies. 

Note: Participants on LRCT paddling excursions are required to wear a personal flotation device (life jacket) during the excursion.

Cost: All LRCT Guided Events are free to all.

Children’s Participation: We cannot accommodate young children on this paddle trip.  Please check in with us in advance if you are considering bringing older children on this guided excursion, to ensure the trip is appropriate for their skill level.

Dog Policy: To ensure the safety and comfort of participants, we are not able to accommodate dogs on our trips.

Cancellation: In the event of inclement weather, you will be notified of the cancellation via email by 5:00pm Thursday, August 1st.

Rain Date: Friday, August 16th

We ask that if you sign up please plan on attending the full length of the event. Because space is limited, please notify or call the office at (603)253-3301 three days before the event if you are unable to attend so that we can extend the opportunity to others. Thank you!

Questions? Email Stewardship and Outreach Coordinator  Micaelie O’Hare at