Canoeing

Beginner Paddle Session

Learn paddling skills with the Ipswich Watershed Association

Join the Ipswich River Watershed Association for the first of our Beginners Paddles if you're interested in learning how to canoe or kayak, or just want to get out with a group. On this guided group paddle you'll be given an introduction on paddling and explore a stretch of our beautiful river. All are welcome, but spaces are limited so please RSVP to Meghan at msullivan@ipswichriver.org or Rachel at rschneider@ipswichriver.org.

When: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 5:30-8:30pm

Mindfulness Paddle on the Ipswich River

Turn your kayaking into a meditation with the Ipswich Watershed Association!

Canoeing and kayaking are a wonderful complement to a meditative practice. Our paddle will be led by Kent Harrop a graduate of the Shalem Institute in Contemplative Leadership and a life-long lover of rivers and paddling. Before entering the water we’ll be introduced to a few simple yet profound meditation mantras designed to quiet our minds.

When: 
Monday, July 24, 2017 6-8pm

Beaver Tales IRWS

Kids will learn about beavers at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary. Photo: American Beaver ©Scott Santino

We will read by Lindsay Barrett George, take a close-up look at some beaver artifacts, and then take a walk to Rockery Pond to see a beaver lodge, dam, beaver chews, and scent mounds. Find out why beaver teeth are orange and what they use their tails for! We may even try our luck at making our own beaver lodge.

When: 
Saturday, June 24, 2017 10am-Noon

Ipswich River Paddle-a-thon

Ipswich River Watershed Association Paddle-a-thon!

Want to canoe or kayak on the Ipswich River? Would you like to help support the health and longevity of the river while you do? Join the Ipswich River Watershed Association for their second annual Paddle-a-thon. You can choose to it alone, or take a guided social paddle, and all participants invited to join the party after their paddle between noon and 3pm. This fun fundraising event is open to all, and the IRWA even has a limited supply of kayaks and canoes, so register today!

When: 
Saturday, June 17, 2017

Paddle the Ipswich River

Ipswich River Watershed Association invites you to a free session of paddling along the Ipswich River!

The Ipswich River Watershed Association’s headquarters at Riverbend is a great place to paddle and explore the river! This event is a beginner, family friendly paddle on pond-like conditions open to all ages and abilities. Our route will depend on water levels but plan on at least an hour of paddling. Part of Trails & Sails 2016

When: 
Saturday, September 24, 2016, 2-4PM
Sunday, September 25, 2016, 2-4PM

Summer Beginner Paddle

Ipswich River Watershed Association invites you to a free session where you will learn the basics of paddling!

This free paddling event on the Ipswich River is a relaxed, fun, and family-friendly paddle from the Ipswich River Watershed Association headquarters at Riverbend, right on the river in Ipswich. It is perfect for all ages and levels of paddling experience. You will have the opportunity to learn basic paddling skills, from the proper way to hold a kayak paddle to different ways to steer your canoe.

When: 
Mondays, August 8th & 22nd, 2016 5:30pm

Family Dusk Paddles: Owls on the Ipswich River

At ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary we'll look and listen for owls as we paddle

Explore the Ipswich River at dusk. Bring your family and join us for an evening paddle in a canoe as we learn more about the river and some of its inhabitants. Many kinds of owls "call in the night" with their hoots and screams as the sun begins to fade. As we paddle along, we'll look and listen for owls, talk about the types of owls we're likely to find at this time of year, and do some hooting ourselves.

When: 
Friday, August 5, 2016 6-8 pm

Family Dusk Paddles: River Mammals

Join us as we look for elusive river mammals at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary. Photo: American Beaver ©Scott Santino

Explore the Ipswich River at dusk. Bring your family and join us for an evening paddle in a canoe as we learn more about the river and some of its inhabitants. Have you ever seen a muskrat swimming or a beaver slapping its tail in alarm? Join us as we look for these elusive mammals and discover some of the clues they leave behind as we make our way along the Ipswich River.

When: 
Friday, July 21, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Let's Canoe!

Go canoeing at Harold Parker State Forest with the park interpreter!

Join the park Interpreter for a guided paddle on the pond. Call ahead for pre-registration. Bring insect repellant, water and sunscreen, and a life jacket if you have one. Must have prior paddling experience. Meet at the beach on Frye Pond. Under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

When: 
Fridays through August 2014 2-3:30pm

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