Paddling: Summer

  • Swim suit as a base layer
    (or synthetic underwear!)
  • Synthetic t-shirt
    (short- or long-sleeved)
  • Synthetic sun top
    (if wearing short-sleeved shirt)
  • Quick-dry shorts, nylon pants, or workout tights
  • Water proof shoes, water sandals or
    neoprene booties with durable soles
    (all shoes must be secured to the feet; no flip-flops!)
  • Sunglasses and lanyard
  • Sun hat or baseball cap
  • Sunscreen
    (available in our shop) 
  • Water 
  • Rain Gear
    (lightweight poncho/ waterproof shell, and rain pants)
  • Fleece jacket or top
  • Camera/Phone
    (waterproof pouches and camera floats available in our shop)
  • Extra set of clothes in waterproof bag
    (big zip-top bag, or even a garbage bag works)
  • Towel (quick drying camp towel if you have one)

Paddling: Spring & Fall 
Everything above, PLUS

  • Heavier windproof/ waterproof coat
  • Synthetic or fleece base layer
  • Wool or fleece socks
  • Warm fleece or wool hat
  • Wetsuits (we can outfit you)

Day Hiking/Nature Walks

  • Water
    (2 liters for shorter trips / 4 for full-day)
  • Snack
    (available in our shop)
  • Binoculars/ Camera
  • Light-Weight Hiking Boots (or sturdy trail/walking shoes)
    (broken in)
  • Jacket/sweatshirt
  • Extra pair of socks
  • Rain Gear
    (lightweight poncho, waterproof hooded parka, and rain pants)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen (available in our shop)
  • Sun or Baseball Hat
  • Insect Repellent
    (including ticks; available in our shop)
  • Hiking Poles/Trekking Pole
  • Day pack
  • Field guide of special interest to you


  • Rain Gear
  • Water
  • Snacks
    (available in shop)
  • Sunglasses
  • Appropriate closed-toed shoes
    (no flip flops!)
  • Camera
  • Day pack
  • Insect repellent 
    (available in our shop)
  • Biking gloves
  • Extra clothes
    (not cotton, if the weather looks iffy)


All clothing should be synthetic and quick-drying.

All clothes should be items that can get muddy.

Change of clothes and shoes! (Required for preventing spread of White Nose Syndrome fungus)

  • Flexible pants, capris, workout tights
  • T-shirt
  • Long-sleeved shirt for layering
  • Shoes with durable soles  
    (rain boots work)
  • Wool or Neoprene socks
    (keep feet warm in shoes)
  • Warm synthetic or wool socks
  • Camera if exploring the quarry