Paddling - Sea Kayaking

Adventures on the MITA trail: Muscongus Bay

Saturday, September 5, 2015 12:00 AM to Monday, September 7, 2015 12:00 AM

Three days paddling in Muscongus Bay, Maine. This quiet bay is out of the way and offers much to explore. We plan on paddling 12-18 miles per day, including venture out to Eastern Egg to watch puffins (if conditions permit). This is level 3 trip and participants must have some experience packing, launching, and maneuvering loaded kayaks. There is open water crossings, so expect some swells. Camping does not mean we eat granola bars for dinner! Our boats can carry lots of goodies (and beer), so we live well on the islands.

Trip details

Activity region: 
Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Activity: 
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
ME
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Full
Leader: 
Jeff Barrell jbarrell@yahoo.com
Dana Gray dana.c.gray@verizon.net
Registrar: 
Jeff Barrell JBarrell@yahoo.com

Bassets island in Buzzard's Bay

Saturday, September 5, 2015 12:00 AM

Explore the northeast section of Buzzards bay on this ~10 mile long level 2 paddle. We expect to paddle from Monk's cove, around Wings Neck, to Bassets island for lunch and leisurely break, and then return the same way.

Trip details

Activity region: 
Massachusetts, Cape Cod
Activity: 
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Josko Catipovic jcatipovic@hotmail.com
Jeff Parker ffejrekrap@gmail.com
Registrar: 
Jeff Parker ffejrekrap@gmail.com

Salem Sound L2

Saturday, August 1, 2015 12:00 AM

We'll paddle out of Marblehead Harbor to Great Misery Island. This is an L2 trip and will require a boat at least 14 feet long, with bulkheads or with flotation bags. We'll spend some time on Misery Island swimming and walking the trails. Pack a lunch, towel and sunscreen and your Trustees of the Reservation membership card or $5 for the landing fee.

Launch location and time will be provided to registered paddlers.

Trip details

Activity region: 
Massachusetts, Boston Area
Activity: 
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Mary Buntin
Coleader: 
Colin Clark jcolinclark@gmail.com
Registrar: 
Colin Clark jcolinclark@gmail.com

Castle Neck Circumnavigation

Saturday, August 29, 2015 12:00 AM

We'll go clockwise around Castle Neck, riding the tide in both directions. 14 ft minimum boat length, some open water experience required.

Trip details

Activity region: 
Massachusetts, Boston Area
Activity: 
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Full
Leader: 
Kevin Fredette kevintfredette@gmail.com
Jeff Parker
Registrar: 
Kevin Fredette

Boston Harbor: Sea Kayaking to Graves Light

Saturday, September 19, 2015 12:00 AM

Sea Kayaking to Graves Light. Level 3. 20+ miles. Boston Harbor sea kayaking at its finest. Advanced paddlers only. Contact registrar for more information.

Trip details

Activity region: 
Massachusetts, Boston Area
Activity: 
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Dennis Blejer
Rick Hens
Coleader: 
Colin Clark jcolinclark@me.com
Registrar: 
Colin Clark jcolinclark@me.com

Boston Harbor's Outer Islands (Lev2)

Sunday, July 26, 2015 12:00 AM

Boston Harbor is a local gem for kayaking, offering paddlers a variety of interesting islands and destinations, yet is very close and convenient. Our plan is to launch in Quincy and paddle approx 12 miles to Brewster islands (lighthouse tour?). This tour will encounter channel crossings with boat traffic. This is a level 2 trip, so participants need to be capable of paddling 12 miles at a reasonable pace and deal with some chop and wind. Participants will need a boat > 15' with two hatches and spray skirt.

Trip details

Activity region: 
Massachusetts, Boston Area
Activity: 
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Wait Listed
Leader: 
Jeff Barrell jbarrell@yahoo.com
Coleader: 
Colin Clark Jcolinclark@aol.com
Registrar: 
Jeff Barrell jbarrell@yahoo.com

Adventures on the MITA Trail : Upper Casco Bay

Saturday, August 8, 2015 12:00 AM to Monday, August 10, 2015 12:00 AM

Casco Bay near Portland can be a busy place during summer, but upper Casco (separated by Harpswell peninsula) is quieter and out of the way for most paddlers. We plan to camp on 2 different islands over 3 days, paddling 10-14 miles per day. This is a level 3 trip. Participants are expected to have some experience packing, maneuvering, and landing a loaded boat. There will be some open water paddling, but much of this trip will be on protected, tidal rivers (and tidal currents as well). See hyperlink below for description of level 3.

Trip details

Activity region: 
Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Activity: 
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
ME
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jeff Barrell jbarrell@yahoo.com
Rick Hens
Coleader: 
Mike Salvador

Fitness paddle on the Sudbury River

Sunday, June 14, 2015 12:00 AM

Join us for a fast-paced workout on the Sudbury River. We will paddle upstream from the Lincoln boat launch on Rt 117 at a steady, 3+ MPH pace, with short breaks as we pass through Lincoln, Sudbury, and Wayland. Our return back downstream to the cars will be at a more relaxed, conversational pace. Total distance will be 12-15 miles.

Limited to well-conditioned paddlers in 14+ ft touring or sea kayaks. PDF, sunscreen, and plenty of water required.

Trip details

Activity region: 
Massachusetts, Boston Area
Activity: 
Paddling
Paddling - Flatwater
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Dan Foster

Introduction to Sea Kayaking, Part 3 - Wind, Waves, and Current

Saturday, August 22, 2015 12:00 AM

The third part of the 3 part series Introduction to Sea Kayaking. This session will concentrate on paddling in conditions. Techniques for handling wind, waves, and current will be emphasized such as edging, asymmetric paddling, ruddering, crossing eddy lines, and the proper use of skeg in wind. Preference given to those who completed Parts 1 and 2. This session will be more advanced and requires good intermediate skills. Possible venues are Cohasset Harbor or Woods Hole, depending on the group and the weather.

Trip details

Activity region: 
Massachusetts, Boston Area
Activity: 
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Dennis Blejer blejer@ll.mit.edu
Josko Catipovic jcatipovic@hotmail.com
Registrar: 
Dennis Blejer Blejer@LL.MIT.edu

Introduction to Sea Kayaking, Part 2, Navigation

Saturday, July 18, 2015 12:00 AM

This session will cover the basics of sea kayak navigation with both practical sessions on land and on the water. Topics covered will be: chart and compass skills, boating channels and navigational aids, tides, and nav-on-the-move. Preference given to those who attended Part 1 - Basics, otherwise must be confident in a sea kayak in coastal waters. This session will take place in Hingham Harbor. A 14 foot (minimum) sea kayak with fore and aft bulkheads, spray skirt, PFD, are required.

Trip details

Activity region: 
Massachusetts, Boston Area
Activity: 
Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Dennis Blejer blejer@ll.mit.edu
Coleader: 
Dan Foster
Registrar: 
Dennis Blejer Blejer@LL.MIT.edu

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