SEPTEMBER 28, 2013 Paddle Mashpee River, Mashpee

Parking has gotten tougher and tougher for this location; if the situation progresses, there will be NO PARKING signs starting at the launch and going all the way to Hyannis.  So, we paddle the beautiful Mashpee River in May and September,  when we are able to legally park right at the launch.

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

High tide in Popponesset Bay is 8:39 AM, so there could be a little flow easing us up the river at 10:00 and we'll  have enough water to make it all the way up the river and over the really shallow parts up toward Rt 28.

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 10:00 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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  • Jim

    Lots of herons, but only blue ones. Oh well, still a great day on the water.

    September 28, 2013

  • Joyce

    A glorious day....the weather was PERFECT, the group was perfect and that paddle is always perfect ! Since Monday's scheduled paddle, the last paddle of the year, will probably be cancelled by high winds, this was a great way to wrap up the year.

    September 28, 2013

  • Joyce

    The forecast for Mashpee tomorrow is dynamite: Sunny, with a high near 68. Northeast wind 7 to 9 mph. Could not be better.

    September 27, 2013

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