Date(s) - Thu, Jun 07, 2018
10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Experience Level



A small flotilla of dog-free midweek paddlers will enjoy Lower Togus Pond, a scenic little lake northeast of Gardiner and southeast of Augusta. Picnic on an island!

One of a series of Paddle-n-Picnic trips. Suitable for either canoes and kayaks of any sort. Great for Vermont Dories!

Easy paddling at a relaxed pace. Total mileage will be between four and six.

[See note below on new midweek paddling group.]

Lower Togus Pond has a shoreline that’s mostly undeveloped, and it’s dotted with attractive islands. Also noted for waterlilies. Likely wildlife sightings included ducks, geese, ospreys, loons, eagles, little painted turtles and large snapping turtles.

Excellent introduction to MOAC for new and/or prospective members, but all members are welcome. Bring canoe or kayak plus paddles, PFDs, drinking water, sunscreen, bug spray and lunch. Dress suitably for early June in central Maine. Spray skirts and wetsuits not needed (but bring if you wish). Meet and greet at 10 a.m. at the Hannaford store at 40 Maine Avenue in Gardiner — near the intersection of Route 201 and Route 24 on the fringe of the downtown area. It’s about an hour’s drive north of Portland.

Trip is show-n-go. No reservations needed. No quota. No vetting. No mothering. No whining. NO DOGS.

Don’t be left high and dry! Leader has a canoe and kayak (plus accessory gear) and can accommodate two boat-less paddlers, but must make arrangements in advance. Call 773-9609 or 776-4273. Email is

After take-out, the trip will finish at a local ice cream stand.



There’s a group of MOACers who are either retired, semi-retired or who simply have very flexible summer schedules who are organizing a series of midweek paddling trips. The trip above is one of them. Cobbosseecontee on May 24 was the first and Gulf Island Pond on May 30 was the second. Turnout was good, demonstrating considerable interest in the idea.

Scott Andrews is one of the ringleaders. Betsy Hanscom has set up a special sub-forum within the Canoe-Kayak forum which we will use to exchange info and thoughts about this group.

If you’re interested in participating in the midweek paddle trips please go to the forum and identify yourself. Tell us what days are best for you and maybe suggest a trip you’d like us to plan.

This will be helpful to us, but it is not necessary to participate. Midweek paddlers is not an underground group. All activities will be posted in the usual MOAC fashion and will welcome all members.


Scott Andrews


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