What we're about
Based on the north shore, but with members from all over northeastern Massachusetts, southeastern New Hampshire and beyond, this is the group for paddlers who enjoy their kayaking adventures at a laid back, leisurely pace. For us, it's not how quickly we can get from point "A" to point "B" while on the water. If your idea of kayaking means sharing with friends, new and old, the beauty of our local flat-water lakes and rivers as you paddle, then this group is for you. Some of the places we paddle include the Squamscott, Essex, and Charles rivers; Plum Island; lakes Massabesic, Pawtuckaway, Gardner and Chebacco; and Country, Tuxbury, and Great ponds. We will also occasionally paddle some coastal areas that are suitable for intermediate level paddlers with an appropriate sea kayak (14' length, bulkheads front and back). Note that on our coastal paddles, you should have basic kayaking safety equipment -- a bilge pump, paddle float, whistle -- and know how to use these tools if the need arises.
Everyone is welcome to help suggest and plan adventure destinations for future activities, as this is what makes a fun and successful group.
We like to bike, too! Watch for rail trail bike rides before and after kayak season, and occasionally during the paddling season.
AS A CONDITION OF ATTENDING THIS MEETUP, YOU AGREE TO: Hold harmless, and indemnify the organizers and their relations and heirs, and all members and participants of the Meetup group from any and all claims for injury, illness, death, and/or property damage including those caused by negligence, ignorance, inexperience and other reasons. You also agree to assume all mental, physical, financial, and/or other risk associated with this meetup. Kayaking, camping, hiking, bicycling, and other activities pose inherent risks and dangers. Participation in these activities is voluntary and dependent upon your own personal judgment. As organizers we make no claims regarding any expertise for this outing. This is not a guided tour. In the interest of safety, consuming alcohol before or during any Casual Kayakers event is not allowed. Wearing of Lifejackets (PFD's) is required when paddling with this group.