WATERSHED PADDLING RESOURCES - Click here to jump to maps & resources
Upcoming RICKA trips in the Taunton River Watershed:
Halloween Paddle, Norton Reservoir, 10/28
Join RICKA for a beautiful paddle on Norton Reservoir and a get together at Lee Parham's waterfront home after the paddle. Costume or funky hat optional. Meet at 1:00pm for a 1:30 launch. Changes or cancellations will be posted on the RICKA flatwater message board. Please check before all trips.. Leader Lee Parham. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 508-286-5999. Click here for to jump to the RICKA website for more Information.
Upcoming Nemasket Kayak Center Kayak Classes:
Nemasket Kayak Center has ended its guided canoe, kayak, and SUP tours for the season. Stay tuned for more information on their winter indoor pool Eskimo Rolling classes for the beginner and advanced paddler alike. Click here to jump to their website for more information.
Upcoming Norton Kayak Company Trips
Fall Foliage Tours: Norton Kayak Company is running Fall Foliage Tours for the month of October.Tour times are 9am,12:30 pm and 4pm sunset tour. Reservations required. Special price for Watershed members $50 per paddler/$40 for groups of 6-8 people.
Full Moon Tour 10/28 & 10/30
Guided Fishing Trips
Monday Night Ladies Paddles
The Norton Kayak Company also has regular weekday and weekend excursions planned throughout the Fall. Contact them to book a trip at 508-740-7228 or click here to jump to their website.
PADDLING MAPS & RESOURCES:
TRWA has located the best canoe and kayak access points for watershed paddling. We then teamed up with RI Blueways to put this information on line. Click here http://www.exploreri.org/mapper2.php for an interactive map of the region's boat ramps, put-in's, and dams. If you are not sure of where you want to go, use this link http://www.exploreri.org/criteria.php to find a boat ramp that suits your experience and sense of adventure. By exploring these Rhode Island paddling organizations, you will appreciate Taunton River’s watershed’s connection to Mount Hope Bay and our not-so-far-away neighboring waters in Rhode Island.
Upper Taunton River Put-in's:
Hayward Street Launch
Cherry Street Bridge
Summer Street Bridge
Middle & Lower Taunton River Put-in's:
Titicut Street Bridge
South Street East
Weir Village Riverfront Park
Berkley Bridge Village Heritage Park
Dighton Rock State Park
Hathaway Park Boat Ramp (at Shepherd's Cove)
Nemasket River Put-in's:
Plymouth Street Bridge
Oliver Mill Park
East Main Street Bridge
Old Bridge Street Boat Landing
Vaughn Street Bridge
Satucket River Put-in's:
Bridge Street Bridge
Three Mile River Put-in's:
Town River Put-in's:
War Memorial Park
Hayward Street Launch
Lake Sabbattia, (Access to the Snake River)
For a .pdf printable paddling guide to the Upper Nemasket River: Click here
For a .pdf printable paddling guide to the Taunton River from the Weir to Dighton Rock State Park: Click here
LET US KNOW WHAT YOU WANT!!
We are expanding our paddling events. Planning and organizing paddles takes time so we want to be sure that we are doing what our members and friends want.
If you have suggestions for trips, let us know. If you prefer vening paddles, Saturdays, or Sundays, let us know.
We will be developing a group of leaders who will help us organize and lead paddles. If you are experienced and want to join us leading paddles, please contact us at 508-828-1101 or by email. Some training will be available.
Want to find out more about paddling in the Taunton River Watershed?
Check out these links to paddling clubs and associations in the area:
The Norton Kayak Company, Norton, MA
Nemasket Kayak Center, Raynham, MA
Rhode Island Blueway Alliance
Rhode Island Canoe/Kayak Association