Hi Christine et al,
It's nice to see that this group is still active! Salem Sound
Coastwatch (SSCW) has obtained a grant to develop a web-based Salem Sound to
Boston Kayaking Guide, and they'd like the input and assistance of the local
kayaking community. Here is an excerpt from the request from Barbara
Warren, the SSCW Executive Director:
<<Currently, we have identified about 48 access
sites and approximately 22 trails ranging from .5 miles to 6 miles. We also will
include points of interest and publicly known fishing locations (we promise no
We would like your feedback in order to maximize
the usefulness of this tool for recreational paddlers. Please share your
thoughts with us about the following and anything else that might inform the
quality and usefulness of this project:
· Is there any additional information
you would like to have in planning a kayaking outing?
· Do you know of
locations we may have overlooked?
· Have we included locations that should
not be on the interactive map?
We will try to contact you directly, but
please feel free to email or call us at your convenience.
Below are more
details and here is a link to the site list and mock-ups of site/trails pages:
http://www.salemsound.org/KayakGuide/KayakGuide.html(this is not live yet or linked from our website, but it will be in
the navigation on the right side of each page eventually)
There are more
instructions on the Kayak Guide first page, but we want to provide the following
information: · Access: boat ramp, dock, rocky beach or sandy beach
traffic, if an issue
· Time of tide for best access and window of time for
use based on tides
· Currents – strong, weak or moderate
· Parking –
including fees and regulations
· Restroom availability
· Fishing potential
· Rental availability
The trails will include scenic routes with points
of interest as well as routes to islands located in Salem Sound.
project is based on the online “Kayakers guide to the Great Marsh” created
several years ago by Eight Towns and the Bay. (http://www.8tb.org/kayak.htm)>>
I encourage you and any other interested members
of the group to look at the mockup of the guide on their website and provide
comments to [address removed].
Thank you for your interest and assistance!