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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.
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.
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.
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.