Farmington Slalom

Title: Farmington Slalom
Location: Rte 8, Toland State Forest, MA
Detailed Information: Click here
Description: Two Day Whitewater Slalom Race
Start Date: 2010-09-18
End Date: 2010-09-19

Race Description: The Farmington Slalom is the oldest operating whitewater slalom in the United States. The Brandywine Slalom was an older event but is no longer operating. The Farmington Slalom has been held on the same site for more than fifty years, although it was held in April in it’s formative years. For the past twenty years it has been held on the weekend after Columbus Day weekend at the height of the “Fall Colors” season.

Many thanks to the management at Tolland State Forest for providing the water release that makes the race possible. The race site is at the entrance to Tolland State Forest just off Route 8, mile marker 7, just South of Otis, MA, and just North of the Connecticut state line, on the Farmington River. The river is mild class 2 at the race site. This race is the final New England Slalom Series race of the season and will be run as a two day race with first runs Saturday afternoon and second runs on Sunday.

Labor Day Weekend Fun

Novelty Scupper Racing

Join the fun at the Atlantic Division Camp at Lake Sebago this Labor Day weekend. Activities include “Rock to Dock” contest and canoe sailing on Saturday plus Novelty Scupper Races for children of all ages on Sunday. Scupper races will be followed by the 50th Anniversary of John Callahan calling the Square Dance at the Pavilion. To celebrate the great anniversary, the Camp Committee has made the square dance free of charge. Donations including brownies will be accepted.

For ACA members and their guests.

Down Memory Lane at Lake Sebago

Canoeing at Lake Sebago - 1942
Canoeing at Lake Sebago - 1942

Hosted by Sheepshead Canoe Club, a group of campers gathered last weekend in the Pavilion to share memories of times old times. Many brought photos to share and scan and we will share more during the summer. The youngest attendee was 2 1/2 and had a swell time discovering Chinese checkers, the older at 85 is still canoe sailing.

Sebago Canoe Club’s All Club Invitational


Sebago Canoe Club, 1400 Paerdegat Ave, North, Brooklyn, NY 11236


A gathering of Human Powered boaters on Jamaica Bay.  Jamaica Bay is part of the Gateway National Recreation Area and encompasses over 16,000 acres of islands, salt marshes, beaches, duck marshes and is  You can explore the bay on your own or join one of the many guided trip into the Bay escorted by a Sebago member. There will be specific destinations where you can land and hear information about the harbor estuary system from our partner organizations. Relax on our grounds and enjoy the day, the choice is yours.

(download a pdf of the FAQdownload a poster for the event)


ACA Week At Lake Sebago, Harriman State Park

Kayak training at Lake Sebago

Learn how to become a kayak/canoe instructor, refresh your skills or try it for the first time.

June 8 – 13, 2010

The Atlantic Division of the ACA has put together a full week of training at the ACA camp at Sebago Lake in Harriman State Park. Training will be available for levels 1- 4 of canoe and kayaks, by some of the highest certified instructors in the ACA.

Instructor Training

For those looking to become ACA-certified instructors, mid-week is when you want to come. There will be instructor training courses (IDW/ICE) given Tuesday through Friday for Level 2 Essential Instructor for canoe or kayak.

Skills training

The weekends will be for those looking to improve their skills, with skill courses for levels 1 – 4. If you have never been in a boat before or you are ready to learn to roll, or somewhere in between, there is a place for you including Quick Start. There are 1/2 or full-day or even multi-day classes. Each day we will be on the water by 9:00 AM, go to noon and be on the water again from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm.Times vary depending on the class and instructor. The more you know about paddling the easier it becomes.

Come join us and have some fun while you learn.

For more more information and a detailed schedule, go to ACA Week. Or download the flier.
Detailed class information, the registration
form and ACA waiver can be
found at:

Join us on the water