Westport river is a great warm up to the paddling season. Quiet, scenic, and warm(er) water. We will paddle 8-12 miles in the East branch. Rental boats available near launch.
Expect to see lots of ospreys, ducks, and other birds. After paddling, we regroup at restaurant next to take-out for drinks on the deck with optional dinner.
This is a level 1+ trip. You must be able to paddle 12 miles in ~5 hours (~2.5 mph pace), with breaks. The water is protected from waves, but might encounter wind. You need experience with wet exits and assisted rescues, so this trip is not suitable for first-time paddlers. Space is limited and registration required.
About one hour from Boston. Specific directions provided to those registered.
Jeff leads sea kayak and backcountry ski trips for AMC for 15+ years. He loves kayak camping in Maine, but also Boston Harbor, Woods Hole, and North shore.