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Lake Gardner Moonlight Paddle

Sunday, September 24, 2023

Lake Gardner Moonlight Paddle

Date & Time

Sunday, September 24, 2023

Time Slot(s):

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

We will plan to depart the beach together to allow for commentary as we paddle.


Paddle the quiet waters of the Powow and enjoy the late summer evening air! On this date an afternoon moonrise will progress to 74% of full Harvest Moon illumination at 8:46 PM. Shine on!! This provides the optimum opportunity for a beautiful moonlit paddle along the shores of the Powow Conservation Area on scenic Lake Gardner. Starting at the recently refurbished Lake Gardner Beach, we will leisurely paddle from the placid waters of the lake into the quiet canopy of the Powow River and back.

Special Instructions

This is a BYOB, bring your own boat, event. A life jacket for every paddler) is required. Comfortable paddling attire, bug repellent and drinking water are recommended and some sort of illumination (glowstick etc.) is required for each boat in order to be seen after dark.

If clouds are predicted to obscure the moon, the timing of this event will be moved earlier to become a Twilight Paddle from 5:30-7:30pm.

If you have time before or after the paddle, Amesbury boasts many fine restaurants and breweries nearby in its quaint downtown and historic Millyard, where the waters from Lake Gardner plunge down the illuminated Powow Falls among the red-bricked former mills. Definitely worth a visit.

Weather Restrictions

Heavy rain or forecast of thunderstorms will cancel. Check the Lake Gardner Facebook page for the final decision!


79 High Street, Amesbury MA 01913

79 High Street, Amesbury MA 01913



Parking Available

Event Category

  • Boat-Related

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