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Autumn Leaves Canoe Trip!

Hosted by the Consul of the Helsinki City & Outdoors Group
Sports & Leisure
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Took place 1 month ago
Sun 24 Sep 12:30 - 19:00

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Maybe you noticed the weather has been a little cooler and the trees are changing colour.... it's time for our now traditional autumn leaves canoe trip!

A peaceful river, two lakes, fresh air, grilling and maybe even a swim, all surrounded by the golden colours of the season.

This time we'll do things a little differently. Our friends at SE-Action will transport our canoes to the top of the river for us, and we'll take a one way trip from there back down to their paddling centre by the sea. We'll get to see more of the river than before, and we can take advantage of the gentle current to help us along.

We'll meet at the Protected content and from there we'll move to the start point approximately 14km upriver. Since there are some logistics involved here moving people around it's important that everybody arrives promptly, so please be on time!

We'll paddle down the river taking stops as required. It's not a race! Our last stop will be a grilling area where we can enjoy some food, a rest and a swim.

All essential equipment will be provided - canoes, paddles, buoyancy aids and waterproof bags for your phones, food or spare clothing.

Please bring with you:
Towel and some spare clothing (just in case!)
Food and drink
Appropriate clothing - sports or walking clothes are fine
Sunscreen, hat and shades if it's sunny, waterproof top layer and a hat if it's not!

And finally, even though finding yourself in the water is highly unlikely, PLEASE BE ABLE TO SWIM!

The paddling centre is best reached by car, so again we'll arrange shared transport. I'll have three places available. There are a few suitable pickup places along the way, the closest to our destination is Kirkkonummi railway station. That's reached by the "U" train from Helsinki, journey time is around 50 minutes.

We have ten canoes reserved, each of which will carry two adults. For that reason I've limited the attendee count to 20. If we have more interest than that I can request more boats and if they're available we'll increase the limit.

Cost is €40 per canoe for the entire day, so that's €20 per person. The canoe rental can be paid on arrival using either cash or card.

These trips are family friendly, so if you would like to bring kids (or your dog!) that's fine. Just let us know in advance. As long as your kid/spouse/pet can swim it's all good :)

What does a typical trip look like? Check out the photos from last year here:

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Hope to see you on the river!

p.s. since InterNations are encouraging us to make 10th birthday themed events this month, you are very welcome to bring cake, balloons and party hats :)