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Friday, May 30 - Paddle the Herring River, Harwich

The Herring River is beautiful and one of my favorite paddles.  It is not the best of tides; it is not the worst of tides....for a Herring River paddle on May 30  ; )

We'll head to the end of the river. If there is enough water to get to the very end of the river, we can briefly stretch our legs near the herring ladder that connects the river with the West Reservoir.  This scenic area offers a panoramic view of the reservoir. There is a tiny area to get out on when the water level is just right.

We frequently see lots of birds on this paddle....always Osprey and Swan.

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: COMING FROM EAST OF HARWICH: Take exit 10 from US 6 and turn onto Rt 124 south. Drive to the intersection of 124 and 39. Take 39 south for 1.3 miles to Rt 28, turn right onto 28 north, go 0.9 mile and turn LEFT down a slope into a dirt parking lot just before the Herring River Bridge. Do not cross the bridge. Do not pass Cape Cod's irish Pub.

COMING FROM WEST OF HARWICH: Take exit 9A and go south on Rt 134 and drive about 2 miles to Rt 28. Turn left at the lights onto Rt 28 / Main Street and go east about 2 miles, though the "downtown area" of Dennisport ...see Bishop's Terrace restaurant on the left and Riverside Drive on the right...then you can't miss Cape Cod's Irish Pub on the left. Cross the bridge and take a right turn, down a slope into a dirt parking lot.

Plan to arrive before 10:00 AM, as we will be in the water and paddling at 10:00. The time posted for every paddle is the time we begin paddling away from the launch and we always launch on time.

MAKE SURE I CAN CONTACT YOU IN CASE WEATHER FORCES A CANCELLATION.

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  • Joyce

    Great paddle...fun group, beautiful location and excellent weather. Great to welcome Kathy, Wayne and Jack from my Florida paddle group... Jeff, welcome back from NY...and Johanne ALWAYS classes up the group.
    Everybody went to lunch at Clancy's and it was surprisingly summer-like on the deck.

    May 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks, Joyce. Nice to meet you Jeff, Joanne and Jack. It was a lovely day in a beautiful location.

    May 30, 2014

  • Joyce

    Cold early this AM, but is due to warm up to 63. The best part is no wind and almost full sun, so it should feel good.

    May 30, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      It's a glorious day for kayaking. Cya soon.

      May 30, 2014

  • Betsey B.

    This morning is definitely too cold for me on the water so I need to back out today. I'll be there as soon as we have forecasts over 60.

    May 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry but I'm opting out of this one. It's 40 degrees here. That's way too cold for top-down driving. Have fun.

    May 30, 2014

  • Joyce

    Weather looks good for Friday...fingers crossed.

    May 28, 2014

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