A new bench along the West River, just a couple of hundred yards down from The Marina on the West River Trail, is dedicated to Linda Dierks and her father, Valmore Horton Smith.
The bench on the West River, in an area Dierks loved to row, is made of stone donated by artist Dan Snow and stands on black pipe rescued from an old boiler that was pulled out of the Latchis Theatre years ago. The stone and pipe were brought together by Rich Gillis, of Mystic Metallurgy.
Join paddlers of all skill levels at the Annual Brattle Paddle! Racers can register on race day. Spectators are encouraged to watch from their own paddlecrafts on the river and along the shoreline and on bridges along the route. The more the merrier!
The Brattle Paddle Sunday June 30, 2019 Registration: 8:30 am – 10 am Race starts: 10:30 am Entry fee: $25.00 Racing distance: 9 miles Recreational distance: 5 miles Separate starts for different classes Awards will be presented following the races
A light lunch will be provided under the party tent for all registered participants by The Marina On the Water.
Directions from North or South I-91 to Exit 3, South on Route 5 to The Marina On the Water (located right before the bridge where the West and Connecticut rivers meet)