Waukesha, WI

Friends of Vernon Marsh

Vernon Marsh, Waukesha County, WI | est. 2008 ~ Education | Preservation | Restoration

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2021 Paddle Day

Saturday June 12th 2021 turned out to be a great day for 12 lucky Vernon Marsh paddlers!  We couldn't have asked for more perfect weather.  We met at Fox River Park in Waukesha and after a short orientation and safety review we slid our kayaks into the river.  Water levels turned out to be perfect.  With a decent current and a nice breeze we were on our way!  The trip was a little longer than past trips.  We clocked in at about 4 1/2 hours on the water, resulting in a few sore muscles on Sunday morning I'm sure!  We paddled a total of 11.5 miles, a record for many of us in a single day's paddle! (see map)

During the trip we spotted many birds, blue heron, turtles, fish and even a bald eagle (see pic of nest).   As the last of our paddlers left the river at HWY ES in Waterford, everyone helped load kayaks on our Shuttle bus' trailer.  Then it was back to our put-in spot at Fox River Park and good-byes until next time!  

A great day, a great river, our beautiful Vernon Marsh, and a great group!!  Thanks to everyone!