Paddle Nauset Marsh, Eastham

Hemenway Landing is just north of Fort Hill, off Rt 6 in Eastham. We will paddle north through Salt Pond Bay and the vast marsh. There is new vegetation where we used to land, so we will probably not find a non-muddy place to get out of our boats for a break.

High tide on the outer beaches of Nauset Marsh is about 11:24 AM, so we will launch at 10:30 and hopefully, there will be enough water to get over to the Coast Guard Station. Water depths are lower than last year (sand was deposited over the winter?)

Hemenway Landing requires a sticker for parking in the parking lot.  After unloading your kayak on the beach, you can legally park along the side of the road immediately above the parking lot...unless the sign says no sticker is required after Labor Day

LEAVE ENOUGH TIME FOR TRAVEL, UNLOADING AND PARKING.  WE'LL BE LEAVING THE BEACH AT 10:30.  If you are late and want to try to catch up with us, paddle to the left, stay along the shore on the left and paddle towards the left.

I will email you the evening before if I think weather may force a cancellation. This is not a good place for paddling in high winds.

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.

DIRECTIONS: From the Orleans Rotary, take Rt 6 north / east, go 2.1 miles (pass Fort Hill and Govenor Prence Rd on your right) and turn right on Hemenway Rd. This is NOT an obvious turn. Drive 0.3 mile, cross the parking lot and drive onto the beach where you unload your gear.

From the outer Cape, on Rt.6 driving south / west, pass the National Seashore Visitor Center (Salt Pond) on your left at the stop light..continue on Rt 6 for 1.2 mile. Watch for these 3 roads on your left: Christian Creek, Rabbit Run and Aeries, then turn left on Hemenway Rd.

The turn onto Hemenway Rd from either direction is not very obvious and the traffic on Rt 6 is difficult in that area.  If you miss the turn, please go to the next traffic light to turn around...it's dangerous  to stop in the left lane of 6A, hoping to cross the road and make the U turn.

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  • Mike K.

    Nice paddle today. Weather was just lovely. Nice group. Thanks for organizing another fine paddle Joyce!

    September 18, 2013

  • Joseph M.

    Great paddle, good company, beautiful vistas.
    Very enjoyable day, perfect weather.

    September 18, 2013

  • Joyce

    Glorious weather today....no wind, bright sun and blue skies. Great group....first time the group has been all guys. Good to welcome David to his first paddle with us. Terry and David led us through a channel we don't usually take so we could take a short break on the beach and see the ocean, birds and waves.

    2 · September 18, 2013

  • Jim B.

    Looking forward to doing this trip.i've wanted to kayak this area for many years. I'm glad to be doing it as a group. Thanks.....Jim.

    September 17, 2013

  • Joyce

    As of 6:45 AM Tuesday, the NWS forecast for Eastham is excellent for tomorrow: Wednesday- Sunny, with a high near 69. West wind 5 to 8 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.

    September 17, 2013

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