Connecticut River mistThe Connecticut River Museum in Essex, Connecticut, is launching a canoe and kayak paddle program on the museum campus this summer as a major expansion of its environmental outreach. The Cabela’s Outdoor Fund, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion, conservation and improvement of wildlife and wildlife habitat, hunting, fishing, camping and other outdoor sporting and recreational activities, has made a contribution to the museum that will fund the purchase of 10 boats as well as assorted equipment that will make the program possible.

Between June and September, the museum will offer canoes and kayaks at a nominal fee as a member benefit and to the public. The program will allow visitors to explore the local marshes and tributaries around the museum.

For more information contact the Connecticut River Museum at 860-767-8269 or via email at