This is a gorgeous paddle. end to end, but parking is only possible prior to June 15 and after Labor Day. Parking at the ramp is by sticker only and there is no parking on the road leading to the ramp.
We paddle through the Mashpee Woodlands Conservation Area, perhaps seeing some birds along the shoreline and always osprey overhead. It is a beautiful paddle.
High tide in Poponessett Bay is predicted to be about 8:48 AM, so water should be going up the river when we launch and there might be enough water for us to paddle all the way to the end of the river.
DIRECTIONS: Meet at town landing at the end of 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. May and June on the Cape can be iffy for kayaking, so maybe we can postpone this paddle if the weather does not co-operate.
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.