A wind-blown group of four did their best to make a success out of a paddle that took them up Little Otter Creek (just to the north of Kinsland Bay State Park) near Vergennes. Ted paddles a canoe that acted more like a spinnacer – alone – and turned back early. The others made it farther up (south-east) the creek, past duck hunters and enjoyed the tailwind home.

Thanks to Russ Kinaman for paddling this with Ted a day earlier as it was Ted’s first time there “leading” the trip. The weather that day was perfect! With Lisa and Doug Merrill and Kathy Tilley. Photos from the participants.

This is from the VT Fish and Wildlife: Little Otter Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is located in west central Vermont in the town of Ferrisburg near Lake Champlain. The State of Vermont owns 1,4 acres near the mouth of the Creek. The property is managed by the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. Access by boat is via the put-in on Hawkins Road near the causeway, or from the mouth of the Creek in Hawkins Bay. See a great map here (opens in new window.)