Kayaking Trips

2013 PADDLING TRIPS

Enjoy the River this summer with us

on a kayaking or canoeing trip.

What To Bring and What You Need To Know guides.

For further information about any listed trip or to register contact us by email at info@merrimack.org or by calling our offices at (978) 655-4742

Last updated on May 2013

 

JUNE TRIPS

June 22nd (Saturday) Lower Shawsheen River – EASY to MODERATE

Joint us and our partners at SRWA for an easy padding on the serpentine Shawsheen. Woods, meadows, flowers and lots of birds to be enjoyed. We will meet in Andover at 8:30 sharp and paddle through Lawrence and North Andover, ending up in the Merrimack River near Route 495 Bridge. This is a 2 1/2 to 3 hour trip. Well-behaved children with their parents are welcome. For further information about this trip and/or registration please contact the trip co-leaders: Jack Brady (shawsheenriver@comcast.net  or 978-912-2924) and Bob Rauseo (bob_otter@comcast.net).

JULY TRIPS

July 6th (Saturday) – Merrimack River Trash Paddle, Tyngsboro, MA – EASY

Enjoy a day of paddling and leave the river cleaner than you found it! Trip offered in partnership with the New Hampshire AMC Paddlers. Kayaks and canoes welcome, all other equipment supplied. Additional trips scheduled for the first Saturday of every month to collect trash from a different location. All collected trash will be sorted into recyclable items and taken to the dump/recycle center. All trips listed at www.nhamcpaddlers.org. Contact trip leader for details: Denise Hurt (hurt28@charter.net, 603-889-4812 before 9 PM).

NEW DATE! July 21st (Sunday) Merrimack River Day Long Paddle – EASY

Joint us for a full day in the river! We will launch from behind Greely Park in Nashua, NH (GPS 42.788546,-71.457634) at 9:30 am. After a 6-7 hours of paddling (depending on water level and/or current speed), we will land approx. 20 miles down the river by Southwell Field in Chelmford, MA (GPS 42.6417,-71.377993). This is not a hard paddle, just a long one! All types of  kayaks/canoe welcome. Paddlers should be 16 years-old or older and PDF is required. Paddlers should also bring plenty of water, snack/lunch and sunscreen. For additional suggested items, check our What To Bring and What You Need To Know guides. Parking is limited at the put in, but plentiful at the take out. The trip leader can pick up a few people and boats at the take out at 8:30 and shuttle them up on a first come basis. Please contact him for details (see contact information below). For further information about this trip and/or to register please contact MRWC by email at info@merrimack.org or by phone at (978) 655-4742. Trip leader: Rob Weiss  (robw57@gmail.com or 603-320-5637 between 4pm and 6pm).

SEPTEMBER TRIPS

September 7th (Saturday) – Merrimack River Trash Paddle, Nashua, NH – EASY

Enjoy a day of paddling and leave the river cleaner than you found it! Trip offered in partnership with the New Hampshire AMC Paddlers. Kayaks and canoes welcome, all other equipment supplied. Additional trips scheduled for the first Saturday of every month to collect trash from a different location. All collected trash will be sorted into recyclable items and taken to the dump/recycle center. All trips listed at www.nhamcpaddlers.org. Contact trip leader for details: Denise Hurt (hurt28@charter.net, 603-889-4812 before 9 PM).

 

For a list of other summer 2013 paddling programs on the Merrimack, we are pleased to showcase those of  our partner, The Souhegan Watershed Association .  For a complete printable copy of their schedule, click here.  http://www.souheganriver.org/Trips_2013.pdf”> .  The Souhegan is a subwatershed of the Merrimack River watershed.