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Maggie says that the winter walking group walked the CCRT from the parking lot/trail head of the CCRT located off West Yarmouth Rd., Yarmouth, in the Bayberry Hills Golf Course. The most recent description of the CCRT on the Town of Yarmouth's website is from May, 2017....really? A runner's website says that the CCRT west of Old Townhouse Rd is "narrower and less maintained, trail that goes past Bayberry Hills Golf Course and ends at Higgins Crowell Road in West Yarmouth." Plans are for the trail to go to or over Willow St. Maggie says it's really nice, so we'll try it. Please correct or add to this description. Carole says its the nicest section of the RT.
HAVE COMPANY -FAMILY REUNION ON THE CAPE Above is shown 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. It's a beautiful creek, but we have been rained out and blown off the water many times for paddles scheduled for this location, so fingers crossed. 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 9:51 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 cars can be unloaded right next to the water. All paddles are limited to 10 people and are for experienced, energetic kayakers only. No guests on paddles ever. We're in the water and moving by 10:00. We need 3 people signed up for a paddle to happen. LOOK AT THE MAP LINKED TO THE ADDRESS ABOVE 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.
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 10:46AM high tide in Poponessett Bay should let us get almost to 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 rescheduled for Sunday, Sept. 8.....am avoiding posting this on Sunday, because traffic should be OK for those of us driving west after the paddle, but not 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.