What we're about

Paddles are on the beautiful rivers, creeks and marshes of Cape Cod, from Sandwich to Eastham and will be less than 2 hours long. Walks are in scenic areas from Barnstable to Provincetown and usually won't be over about 1 hour...and are always for you and your best canine friend.

Paddles are meant for experienced, energetic paddlers who want to, and are able to, keep up a good rate of speed for two hours (about 3.2 mph). You can join to only walk with us, but if you are not already a strong paddler who can keep up a good rate of speed, you can not RSVP for any paddles. Adults only.

Due to the terrain surrounding the water on which I choose to paddle, we frequently are not able to take a break in the paddle, so you need to plan on being in your boat for the whole trip.

On most trips, you'll see no attempt to paddle with the current....my only concern is that we'll have enough water all the way out and back.

If you are a "No Show" for 2 events, you are automatically dropped from the group.

If strong wind or rain forces a cancellation, I'll post it on the page of that event, and will have emailed everyone who RSVP'd "yes" to that event the evening before a cancelled paddle. If you are vacationing on the Cape and don't have easy access to your email, make sure I have your phone number.

We kayak and walk from about mid-May until late September or early October. I paddle in Florida October through April.

In order to join the group, you must read the AWRL below. Then, when answering the required profile questions, you must say that you have read and agree with the following AWRL. Each family member, each partner, each friend is going to have to join him or herself, so that they can read and agree to the waiver themselves. A waiver agreed to by one person can not legally cover guests who come to a paddle with that person....therefore, there are NEVER ANY guests on paddles. No exceptions.

Guests are always welcome on walks.

ACCIDENT WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY (AWRL)

By reading this or participating in an event, I certify that I am physically fit and have sufficiently prepared for participation in this event. I acknowledge that this athletic event carries with it the potential for death, serious injury and property loss. The risks include, but are not limited to those caused by terrain, facilities, temperature, weather, condition of athletes, lack of hydration, equipment, vehicular traffic, and actions of other people including, but not limited to, event participants. I hereby assume all of the risks of participating in this MEETUP.COM event.

On consideration of my interest and permitting me to participate in this event, I hereby take action for myself and my executors to (A) Waive, Release and Discharge from any and all liability for my death, disability, personal injury or property damage that may occur to me during the event, or while traveling to and from this event, the following: Joyce Leary; (B) Indemnify and Hold Harmless Joyce Leary from any and all liabilities or claims made by other individuals as a result of any of my actions during this event.

I hereby consent to receive medical treatment which may be deemed advisable in the event of injury, accident and /or illness during events.

I acknowledge that this Accident Waiver and Release of Liability form will be used by the organizers of the event in which I participate and that it will govern my actions and responsibilities at said events. It is further agreed that this waiver, release and assumption of risk is to be binding on my heirs and assigns. This AWRL shall be construed broadly to provide a release and waiver to the maximum extent permissible under applicable law. By joining this group, and electing to attend an event, I affirm that I have read and understand the AWRL. I will also affirm that I read and agreed to this waiver by answering a question on my Profile.

Upcoming events (5+)

Fri., July 26 - Paddle Muddy Creek & Jackknife Cove

Jackknife Cove Beach

This is one of my favorite paddles. The tide is good on 7/26 and 7/27, so if a walk does not get posted for the 27th, that can be a rain date.....or a wind date. We need 4 people signed up for a paddle to happen. The photo shows the bridge on Rt. 28 that goes over Muddy Creek/Monomoy Creek, with Harwich on the creek's west bank and Chatham on the east shore. We need to paddle the creek around high tide IN THE CREEK because there are low spots. We should be OK with today's HT in Pleasant Bay of 9:09 AM. We'll launch at Jackknife Cove Beach, Chatham, immediately east of the bridge on Rt. 28. The parking at Jackknife Cove is huge and kayaks can be unloaded right next to the water. "Under" the photo above is a pix taken of the launch, from across the water. All paddles are for experienced, energetic kayakers only. No guests on paddles ever. We're in the water and moving by 10:00. DIRECTIONS USING THE MID-CAPE: Take Exit 11 and go south on Rt 137 to Rt 39, the Orleans-Harwich Rd. Turn left on 39 and take an immediate right on Bay Rd. Go to the end of Bay Rd., turn right on Rt 28 and cross the bridge. Turn left down the hill, immediately after the bridge. LOOK CAREFULLY AT THE MAP if you have not been there before.

Sun., July 28 - Walk Barnstable Village 6A & Millway to the water

Barnstable Tavern and Restaurant

We'll meet in front of the Barnstable Tavern and Restaurant (may still be closed) and walk east on 6A in Barnstable Village to Millway, go north on Millway, past the marina, the Whale Watcher and Mattachese Wharf restaurant, to the park overlooking the water..then east along the water and a loop back to the tavern. Dogs are welcome, but sidewalks on 6A and Millway are narrow and may be crowded on a Sunday. As with all walks, there needs to be 3 members to sign up for a walk to happen.

Tues., Sept. 3 - WALK Chapin Beach, Dennis

Chapin Beach

FROM THE TOWN OF DENNIS WEBSITE: "Dennis Public Beaches: Animals/Dogs/Pets are not allowed on any Town Beaches or in Parking Areas, ANYTIME the Friday before Memorial Day through Labor Day." Labor Day is Sept. 2, so we will walk here on Sept. 3 : ) with a perfect low tide on Sept.3 at 9:21 AM, so there will be huge sand flats for happy dogs to run on. Meet in the parking lot for Chapin Beach at 9:00 AM. It is at the end of the paved Chapin Beach Rd. The parking lot is just past the turn off for the Aquaculture Research Corporation (sign for the corporation is on left at a narrow sand road). We always need about 3 members to sign up for any walk to happen. DIRECTIONS: Take Beach St off 6A....which becomes Taunton and then Dr. Botero...which turns into Chapin Beach Rd.

Fri., Sept.6 - Paddle Mashpee River, Mashpee

Mashpee Town Landing

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. This will one of two spring Mashpee River paddles. The 7:37AM high tide in Poponessett Bay probably will not produce enough water to let us get through the narrow, shallow bit at the end of the river. We paddle through the Mashpee Woodlands Conservation Area, perhaps seeing some birds along the shoreline and always osprey overhead. It is a beautiful paddle. DIRECTIONS: Meet at the town landing at the end of Mashpee Neck Rd. From US 6, take exit 5. Drive south on MA 149, 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. We are in the water and moving by 10:00 AM. Cancellation forced by weather will be posted the night before and I will email all who have RSVPd. This paddle could be pushed onto the weekend, but even though traffic should be OK for those of us driving west after the paddle, it might not be for Falmouth, Sandwich or off-Cape residents. All paddles need at least 3 people to sign up and try to provide aerobic exercise and are for experienced and energetic kayakers. Guests are always welcome on walks, but not on paddles.

Past events (579)

Sat., July 20 - Walk Flax Pond Conservation Land, Dennis

Flax Pond Conservation Land parking lot

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