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Connecticut River Waterfront

Ledyard ClubhouseThe Connecticut River Waterfront is a busy place throughout the warm-weather months, providing canoeing and kayaking for the community for Dartmouth students.

Canoes and kayaks are available for rent at the Ledyard Canoe Club, up-river from the Ledyard Bridge (past the boathouse and the swim docks). The Club offers lessons in the use of this equipment (for PE credit or just for recreation) and schedules a series of competitive and recreational paddling events. Membership in the Ledyard Canoe Club is encouraged. For more information on the Ledyard Canoe Club, call them at (603) 643-6709, request a Ledyard Canoe Club brochure, or visit the club’s website.

Swimming is prohibited, as is jumping or diving off Ledyard Bridge (extremely dangerous due to recent construction debris), except at the college swim docks when lifeguards are on duty. 

College Swimming Docks

During the summer term, Outdoor Programs operates swimming docks for use by the Dartmouth student body. You must present your ID to swim. We are always seeking qualified lifeguards to staff these docks. Please contact Outdoor Programs for more information. Swimming is only permitted when lifeguards are present and on duty. 

Last Updated: 7/25/18