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Welcome to the ConnYak Bulletin Boards
*Admin* Apr 2, 2021

The old ConnYak bulletin board software crashed during the transfer of our website to a new server. We are in the process of looking for a new software package for our bulletin boards. In the meantime we have set up a temporary system.

Users can submit their post via email. Click on the link above "How to post on the ConnYak bulletin boards" for directions.

The Classified and the Commercial boards are the same as before, i.e., a person or a business can submit ads for selling or buying items and a business can submit ads to describe kayak related activities.

The Bulletin Board is intended to be used for posting upcoming pick-up paddles or upcoming events. It is not intended to be used to carry on discussions or to post other, although maybe interesting, topics.

A Message from Tuesday Night Paddlers
Russell Norton May 21, 2021


Our 2021 Schedule is as follows:

5/25 SBA
6/1 Great Island
6/8 Mystic Y
6/15 Bayberry Lane
6/22 Dock Rd
6/29 Esker
7/6 Barn Island
7/13 Bayberry Lane
7/20 4 Mile River
7/27 Dock Rd
8/3 Bayberry Lane
8/10 SBA
8/17 Great Island
8/24 Esker
8/31 4 Mile River
9/7 Mystic Y
9/14 Eastern Point Beach
9/21 Deep Old Lyme, swallows Low Tide and Full Moon!!
9/28 Barn Island
10/5 SBA
10/12 Mystic Y
10/19 Esker Season Closing

Please go to our website for more information about our activities (and a useful list of launch sites!)

Editor's note: TNP also has a MeetUp Group site at:

Outer Island Opening May 29
Russell Norton May 19, 2021

Greetings Island Supporters!

Great news. Outer Island is opening for the season on May 29th, Memorial Day Weekend.

What's even better than being a visitor to Outer Island? Being a docent!

We welcome experienced and new volunteer docents for the 2021 season.

Training sessions are now on-line, and required for both new and experienced docents.
Please go to our website for more information regarding island visits (including Covid safety measures) and docent training.

Overnight parking for Norwalk Islands?
Troy Siegel April 24, 2021

I'm trying to arrange a camping/paddling trip to the Norwalk Islands.

Folks at city hall and the boating center/visitor's dock tell me I can buy my permit and park at Veteran's Park. But can NOT launch non-motorized vessels there. Are they kiddin' me? I can launch at Calf Pasture beach park, but can't park there overnight. And they now have "resident only" parking signs there. I've been told to launch & leave car at the end of 2nd St. But that doesn't seem safe and only room for about 3 cars.

Any suggestions where I can launch and park for a couple days? Looking for safe/well lit and legal.

Link to: Troy's email

Farm River access this season
Russell Norton April 14, 2021

Gated access open 1 May - 1 Oct. -- annual fee about $32 online

Nice picnic pavilion shared with marina power boaters. The launch is a muddy morass at low tide. Access to the Farm River, Short Beach, Kelsey Island etc.

Go to for details and seasonal ticket... a huge improvement over the previous arrangement with Quinnipiac Univ (although that isn't saying much).