Protected paddle on Mystic River from Medford, through Amelia Earhart Locks to Mary O'Malley Waterfront Park, approx 7 miles. Must have own seakayak, PFD, shirt, paddle, lunch and water.
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
This trip has a little bit of everything, protected water, salt marsh, open ocean, and sandy beaches. We'll paddle through salt marsh to Essex Bay, stop for lunch and swimming at the southern end of Crane's beach. Paddle along Crane's beach and stop again at the sand bar before heading into Plum Island Sound. This trip will require minimum length of 14 feet and bulkheads or flotation bags. Pack a lunch and don't forget your towel and sunscreen.
Launch location and time will be provided to registered paddlers.
Enjoy a moonlight paddle on Great Bay. We'll paddle out into Great Bay and stop at Footman island to stretch our legs and enjoy the quiet serenity of the bay, then we'll paddle up to Adams Point before returning to the put-in.
Must have own seakayak, PFD, skirt, paddle and visibility lights.
We'll paddle down the Merrimack River from Newburyport to Salisbury Beach State Park. Hopefully we'll see seals sunning themselves on the rocks at low tide. We'll stick around for a little BBQ at the pavilion then paddle back up the river with the rising tide.
Must have own seakayak, PFD, skirt, paddle and cold water attire.
Leader will provide the charcoal, spatula and tongs byobbq.
Visit Hadley's Harbor and Weepecket island from Woods Hole. The ~12 mile trip will leave from Trunk River beach, paddle past Nobska lighthouse to Lackey's bay, then meander through Hadley's Harbor in time for lunch on Weepecket island. In the afternoon, we'll paddle downcurrent through Woods Hole passage to Nobska point and Trunk River. The trip is intended for paddlers wishing to paddle this high-current area with controlled exposure to sometimes challenging conditions.
Annual organizational and instructional event for AMC sea kayak leaders, co-leaders, and experienced paddlers (members from all chapters are welcome). The training on Saturday will include: strokes, rescues, scenarios, and trip planning, and will take place on Lake Cochichuate, Natick. The training on Sunday will include: pre-launch briefing, navigation, group cohesion, safety, and leadership, and will take place in Boston Harbor.
Pack your kayak and camping gear for a week of paddling in one of the premier scenic park areas in the nation. We will set up base camp at Hadley's campground in Bar Harbor. From Hadley's we will run sea kayak day trips to the Porcupine Islands, Cranberry Islands and the Ovens. We will also partner with Pinniped Kayak Adventures to provide non-AMC group skill trips to Sullivan Falls (Wed 29th) for current/surfing play and Rocks and Ledges play (Fri 31st).
Kick the paddling season off with a Level 2+ (potential winter conditions/current) paddle around Newcastle Island at the mouth of the Piscataquis River in Portsmouth, NH. This scenic trip was featured in a Sea Kayak magazine article. Depending upon sea state and temps a side trip to Whaleback Light will be included. Points of interest in addition to the light are Fort Constitution, NH Coast Guard Station, Fort Stark, Historic Wentworth Hotel and numerous Little Harbor/Back Channel inner islands.
Tidewater Canoe and Sea Kayak Camping Weekend. Easy paddling, good food and informal instruction available. This is a good introduction to a Tidewater Paddling area that is ideal for sea kayaking. We have the option of both introductory and advanced canoe or sea kayak day trips from Beal Island. Deposit required: $92 AMC members/ $107 non-AMC members (does not include boat rental)
Circumnavigate Gerrish Island from Portsmouth, NH. Level 2+ trip (14 Miles)
Must have 15 ft kayak with bulkheads, PFD/spray skirt, and be comfortable with wet exit, assisted rescues and 2 knot river crossings. Bring water, sunscreen, a big smile and lunch. Additional smiles will be provided.