Where to Kayak MetroWest Boston part 2
Looking for places to kayak in MetroWest? This is part 2 of a hopefully never ending series, so check back often!
This day we decided again to check out one of our favorite paddling spots and got so caught up in it that we travelled a bit farther than usual.
The Charles River is approximately 80 miles long. It meanders through towns along metro west beginning in Hopkinton and emptying out in Boston. There are many places along the Charles to explore.
If you are at the bridge on West Street / Dover Road you can see a parking spot on the upstream side of the river. You can put in here and the parking is free.
Kayaking bud and sister Nancy Carroll and I decided to take a trip through the marshy area along Medfield and Millis. Normally there is a lot to see along this route. There isn't too much shade, so we got out early. The river is low now, but even still there isn't much worry about bumping into things along this section.
We headed upstream. The water was still. It was anything but quiet out as there were so many birds and bull frogs singing and chirping away. We enjoyed listening to them. We paddled along up under the route 109 bridge in Medfield and on up to and past the Stop River and the Fin Fur and Feather gun club. There are less than a handfull of homes on this route so it is rich in natural sights and sounds.
Muskrat, turtles, birds, heron and fish and bull frog were abundant. Because the river was so low we were able to get past an area that normally flows so fast we can not get up it. It took us all the way up to Forest St in Millis. On this leg of the trip we spotted an owl in flight. A definite treat, and on our return we found him perched high in a tree.
Once you get in the water at the West St/Dover Road site it is a great paddle for any skill level. Getting in isn't the prettiest, but I wouldn't let that deter me from going here. A little mucky, but who cares. That's what showers are for!
Stay tuned for the next blog on where to paddle in Metro West Boston.
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Carol-Ann Palmieri, a full time Real Estate professional in Massachusetts for the past 24 years along with Al Mussi have helped hundreds of families find, sell or purchase new places to live.
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