Next Meetup

READ THE COMMENTS BELOW TO SEE WHY THE PADDLE IS BEING REPLACED Today's Waquoit paddle, 6/12, is being postponed to one of the 2 days this month with a "good tide" for a 10 AM launch. Launch from ramp pictured above (may now be a double paved boat ramp) into Great River and paddle a short distance into Waquoit Bay. We'll have South Cape Beach State Park on our left. Unlike most of our paddles, there are great places to take a break (see pix in PHOTOS) and we'll use 2 of them: first at Sage Lot Pond and then a picnic on Washburn Island. High tide in Nantucket Sound at Falmouth Heights is 10:47 AM, so there should be enough water for us to get into beautiful Sage Lot Pond, where we can take a walk over the boardwalk/dunes to get to the ocean. After coming out of the pond, we'll cross the bay and go to Washburn Island, picnic on the beach and then there should be enough water to let us get into the marsh below Washburn Island. High winds affect this paddle, given we will be in the middle of Waquoit Bay for part of the time, so winds forecast to be over 13 mph will postpone the paddle to June 25th, when there is a HT at 9:59 AM at Falmouth Heights. DIRECTIONS: Exit 5 off US 6, south on MA 149 to Rt 28. Turn right/west on 28 and go about 5 miles to the Mashpee Rotary. Exit off the rotary on Great Neck Road (direction of New Seabury). Go 2.7 miles and bear left on Great Oak Road. Drive 1.9 miles and take right onto Town Landing Road....there is a sign for Great River Boat Landing. Go to the end of the road to the little circle at the end of the parking lot and unload your boat. Go back up the road to park beyond the No Parking signs. Park off the pavement. We will be in the water and moving at 10:00. No guests on paddles. Map of the route, starting at the upper right (does not include the marsh leg) shown in PHOTOS.

Great River Boat Landing

Town Landing Road · Mashpee, MA


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 3 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 three hours (about 3.6 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 I choose to paddle on, 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 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 will kayak twice a week and walk once a week from about mid-May until late September or early October.

I paddle in Florida October through April, but will have events posted for May starting in early 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 agree to 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.

Guests are always welcome on walks.


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.

Members (394)

Photos (1,217)