Paddle Scorton Creek, Sandwich 9:00 AM LAUNCH

Scorton Creek is a wonderful tidal creek that winds it's way through a scenic salt marsh.

We'll paddle as far as we can, taking a few detours along the way. When we get back to the launch site, the people who want to continue their paddle can head north, under 6A, and head toward the ocean....the current can be swift right just before the ocean.

If you haven't been here before, leave plenty of time to find the launch. No parking sticker is ever required, but there is very limited parking area at this State Wildlife Reservation, so I am avoiding the weekend.

We'll launch earlier than usual at 9:00 and with a high tide in Cape Cod Bay at about 8:06, we should be OK with the water level.

As is true of most of the open water paddles on the Cape, this is not a good place to be in high winds. After you sign up, please make sure I can contact you by email or phone the night before, in case the weather forces a change.

Paddles with this group are for experienced and energetic paddlers.  This is not the place to "get experience on the water".  You need to have that experience before paddling with us.

Parking here is extremely limited....lots of people walk their dogs here.

DIRECTIONS: From US 6 (mid Cape Highway) take exit 3, and follow Quaker Meeting House Road north to MA 6A east. Turn right onto MA 6A and continue east 1.5 miles. JYou will pass June Ln and Pine Terrace on you right, then turn right onto a gravel road and go 0.2 mile to parking lot. On 6A, if you go over the bridge, you just missed the turn. There is a sign at the turn, but it is parallel to the road, so you can't see it.

From the east (from Yarmouth/Dennis), driving on 6A, when you are at the intersection of Rt 149 and 6A, start clocking it. Go 3.5 miles west on 6A from Rt 149. See on your RIGHT, Hammond, Torrey and Fort Hill Rd...take a left onto the dirt road, just past Fort Hill Rd.  Go to the end of the very bumpy road and see the water.

Using your GPS, put in about 500 Highway 6A  SANDWICH (someone called me from 500 6A in Dennis last time wanting directions to the dirt road).

Plan to arrive no later than 8:30 AM, as we will be in the water and paddling at 9:00.

 

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  • Jim

    Great day, great crew. Only downside, no green herons. :-)

    August 2, 2013

  • Rudy K

    Enjoyed meeting all.

    August 1, 2013

  • Rudy K

    Great paddle, Joyce. And thanks for the extra help in finding the launch. And the lunch!

    August 1, 2013

  • Joyce

    Best group possible. So glad to have Rudy paddle with us today...and to welcome Lynne to the group. Perfect weather...always a great paddle...good lunch at Hemispere.

    1 · August 1, 2013

    • Mike K.

      Sorry I couldn't join. Looked like perfect weather! Glad you had fun! Hope to join you again soon Joyce!

      August 1, 2013

  • Lynne

    My current cell# is [masked] in case you need to reach me. Looking fwd to meeting you all!

    July 31, 2013

  • Mike K.

    See you there Joyce. Be sure everyone brings a paddle, or at the least, a broken branch!

    July 23, 2013

  • Rudy K

    Susan is scheduled to go back to work on the 1st. I might have to come down alone.

    July 20, 2013

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