Do I have to wear a life jacket when I take a boat out?
We require that all individuals under 18 years of age wear a life jacket and that all others either wear one or bring one in the boat with them. We have a large stock of life jackets of all sizes and include them with all rentals.
How many people can fit in a canoe?
2 adults and 2 children. Please do not have those riding in the middle sit on the wooden dowels, but rather between them on the hull/floor of the canoe. Sitting on the wooden dowels can break them. We recommend bringing some sort of cushioning for people not sitting in seats, and we can provide an extra PFD as a cushion.
How many Stand-up Paddle-boards are available for rent?
We currently possess 18 SUPs in our rental fleet.
Can I rent boats for offsite use?
Yes. You just need to fill out an offsite boat use form from a desk-worker. You must provide your own transportation for the boats. All boats must be returned during normal business hours.
What if I am late to return my boat?
Please try to be cognizant of the closing time in the evenings, so staff don't have to stay past the end of their scheduled shifts. For each boat out, there is a late fee of $20 per half hour past closing.
How do I make a Titcomb Cabin reservation?
Use the link on the Titcomb Cabin Page!
Can I reserve canoes/kayaks/stand-up paddle-boards?
If you’re part of a large group (more than 9 adults), yes.
Cancellations will be refunded in full, provided they are made more than a week in advance. Cancellations made the week of the reservation will receive no refund, except in cases of inclement weather.
Cancellation Policy for Inclement Weather
The weather in the Upper Valley is unpredictable and subject to frequent change. Unfortunately, we are unable to refund cancellations made less than a week in advance, so we urge you to check the weather in advance and make a decision then. The only exception to this is if thunder is heard from the Clubhouse during the time of checkout and there is no gap of at least 90 minutes between thunder from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM. If this is the case, due to the safety of our guests, we will not send a boat out to Gilman and will refund the party in full either at the Clubhouse or via mail.
What equipment/facilities does Titcomb provide?
Titcomb has a wood stove, but no running water, electricity or gas lanterns.
Please bring your own wood for the wood stove and your own lighting, as well as any drinking/cooking water you may need.
What should I bring on my Titcomb trip?
Water (typically plan on 1 gallon/person/day), food, lighting, utensils/plates (the kitchen is not fully stocked), wood and sleeping bags/bedding; bathing suits recommended.
What is the sleeping situation?
Titcomb Cabin currently has nine mattresses. Two of which can be arranged in the bunk bed, an additional two on the loft above the bunk bed, and the rest may be laid out on the floor. Guests are responsible for bringing their own sheets/blankets and/or sleeping bags, as well as pillows.
Early Boat Returns?
If you decide to come back to the Ledyard Clubhouse before we open, please leave your boat in the area between the Clubhouse building and the shed to it's left as you come up from the docks. If possible, please leave your name and time of return so we know that the cabin has been checked out of and is ready for use by the next guests.
Where can I park?
The parking lot right by the Ledyard Bridge offers free parking on weekends, or ask the deskworker for a parking pass for the canoe club lot. Parking permits are required for the club lot at all times, but can be obtained complementary as part of your boat rental or stay at Titcomb Cabin.
Can I bring my dog?
The Ledyard Clubhouse has a restroom for renters to use. There is also an outhouse on Gilman Island for those reserving Titcomb Cabin overnight or just paddling by the island on a day trip.
While these times fluctuate based on the river current, Gilman Island is about a 20-30 minute one-way paddle from the Ledyard Clubhouse going at a leisurely pace. For those going north on the river and looking for a longer paddle, Patchens Point, a great picnic area on the Vermont side of the river, is approximately 70-90 minutes one-way paddle from the Ledyard Clubhouse.
COVID-19 Vaccination Policy?
The Ledyard Canoe Club recommends that anyone visiting be up to date with their vaccinations. Face coverings are no longer required, but anyone who feels more comfortable may continue to wear one at any time.