June 17 Paddle Mashpee River, Mashpee

MIKE HAS A MASHPEE STICKER AND HAS OFFERED TO DRIVE US BACK FROM OUR CARS TO THE RAMP, SO WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO PARK ON MASHPEE NECK ROAD. THANKS, MIKE. Parking is extremely tough at the ramp pictured on the left...... for a trip up the Mashpee River. Parking at the ramp is by sticker only after June 15 and there is no parking on the road leading to the ramp.  We did two paddles here in May and I posted one for today, June 14, but high winds forced cancellation.  Mo wants to paddle here Monday and says she will risk a ticket to park at the ramp. You decide.

We paddle through the Mashpee Woodlands Conservation Area, perhaps seeing some birds along the shoreline and always osprey overhead. It is a beautiful paddle, end to end.

DIRECTIONS:  Meet at town landing on Mashpee Neck Rd. From US 6, take exit 5. Drive on MA 149 south, and then turn right onto MA 28 north. Go 3.5 miles and turn left onto Orchard Road. Drive another 0.5 mile and turn right onto Quinaquisset Ave. A quick left will take you onto Mashpee Neck Rd; it’s 1.5 miles to the town landing parking area...at the very end of the road. Do not be tempted to take a right prior to the end of the road.

Be in the water by 10:30 AM. The group never waits past the launch time for any paddle.

Cancellation forced by weather will be posted the night before and I will email all who have RSVPd.

All paddles are for experienced and energetic paddlers. This is not a place to "get experience on the water"...you need that experience before paddling with this group. No exceptions.

It's a gorgeous, gorgeous paddle.

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  • Joyce

    So pleased that the weather was perfect today.....after having to cancel this paddle a couple of days ago. Mike, Mo and I had a great paddle. Happily, Mike brought an extra paddle for someone else : )

    1 · June 17, 2013

  • Mike K.

    Lovely paddle with good company. The scenery is delightful, wooded, no houses, lots of birds. It was quite shallow but we proceeded all the way up the river until we could see cars crossing on Rt 28.

    June 17, 2013

  • Joyce

    I told Mo that you would be going and lived in Mashpee ....and might have a sticker : ) (you could tell me when you want to paddle there with the group and I could schedule a couple before Labor Day).

    June 14, 2013

  • Mike K.

    Hi. I have a Mashpee sticker so could ferry you guys from a parking spot to the ramp. See you there Monday...pray for calm and sunny weather!

    June 14, 2013

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