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Friends of Shetucket River Valley

September 25, 2011 Benefit Ride

Friends of the Shetucket River Valley, One Main Street, P.O. Box 677, Baltic, CT 06330

Ride the Shetucket River

The Town of Sprague in will resume the wildly popular Ride the Shetucket events for 2018. Once monthly during the warm weather season and depending on the natural water level of the river the Town of Sprague will provide a free shuttle between River Park and Scotland Dam. Participants can put in any time between 10:00 and 12:00.  You can ride the river as many times as you wish during that time frame.  The ride is 4 miles long and takes approximately 2 hours.

Dates for 2018 will be announced here.

Since Ride the Shetucket is dependent on the natural water level, check the Town website prior to the event for any cancellation postings. www.ctsprague.org


Paddlers need to have PFD’s and a distress whistle. 


For more information contact Lou Dzialo 860-822-6043

Click here for a nice article about Sprague Land Reserve, published in the Norwich Bulletin.

Earth Day Hike a Big Success


The town of Franklin celebrated Earth Day and the town’s Tricentennial on April 22 with a hike through Sprague Land Preserve, much of which is in Franklin.  Over 60 people from all over Eastern Connecticut participated, enjoying the recently reclaimed site of the former Mukluk shooting club. Friends of the Shetucket River Valley appreciate all the efforts that made this event so enjoyable and educational. We’ll do it again sometime!