Lyman Falls celebration and paddle to be held May 31st.

Monday, March 31st, 2014

On Saturday May 31st, the Vermont River Conservancy will be hosting a gathering at Lyman Falls in Columbia, New Hampshire, followed by a paddle on a scenic section of the Connecticut River. Join us to celebrate the conservation of this important riparian land, traditional fishing access, and waypoint along the Connecticut River Paddlers’ Trail!


Lyman Falls is a special property located on a scenic stretch of the upper Connecticut River. It is immediately across the river from Lyman Falls State Park, previously conserved by the state of Vermont and the VRC. The property includes an extensive cobble beach, a forested island, and over a mile of river frontage. The property is also popular with anglers. With support from the NH Charitable Foundation and Plum Creek, the VRC purchased the parcel from the Washburn Lumber Company In the summer of 2013. It was transferred to the town of Columbia in December, 2013.

After a lunch, official remark, participants will have an opportunity to share stories about the land and help provide feedback on site management. Following the celebration will be an optional paddle down to North Stratford. Because of the cold water and Class I rapids, the four mile paddle will be river level permitting and for experienced boaters only.

Ceremony Schedule:

  • 12:00-12:30: Food and refreshments, site tour
  • 12:30-1:00: Dedication Ceremony
  • 1:30-3:00: Optional group paddle (Columbia – North Stratford, four miles)

Please RSVP by May 28th by e-mailing Noah at or call (802) 540-0319

The Vermont River Conservancy is a Montpelier-based non-profit that works to protect and preserve important land along Vermont waters such as waterfalls, gorges, swimming holes, wetlands, river and lake shores and islands. It has preserved more than 50 sites around the state. Information is available at or by calling VRC at (802) 229-0820


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