Daily Schedule - CT River Pilgrimage


SEGMENT #9 (JULY 6 – JULY 8): Middletown, CT to Essex, CT

  • Put-in location = Harbor Park
  • Pull-out location = Essex Park
  • Mileage = 24.5 miles in 3 days
  • Longest day = 9.5 miles with 0 portages
  • Portages = 0
  • Difficulty = flat water with tidal effects
  • Camping = 1 night (river-access only)
  • Indoor accommodations = 1 night
  • Participation limit = 10 adults ≥ age 18
  • Event(s) during this section = Pilgrimage concluding celebration on July 8th!

JULY 8: Land-based event(s) near Essex, CT, to celebrate the conclusion of the Pilgrimage – visit our Events page for more details

SEGMENT #10 (JULY 9): Essex, CT to Long Island Sound

  • Put-in location = Essex Park
  • Pull-out location = TBD near Old Saybrook
  • Mileage = 6 miles in 1 day
  • Longest day = 6 miles with 0 portages
  • Portages = 0
  • Difficulty = flat water with tidal effects and possible high waves in open water
  • Participation limit = experienced paddlers only due to tidal effects, current, and waves