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Kayak The Mashpee River and Popponesset Bay
Sponsored by Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary
Sat, May 22, 2010 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Popponesset Bay, Mashpee
Instructors: Chris Walz - Property Manager; Ian Ives - Director
Audience: Adult/Child (suitable for children 12 - 18 years)
Members: Adult $40.00, Child free
Nonmembers: Adult $45.00, Child free
Join us as we kayak the Mashpee River and Popponesset Bay in Mashpee. The Mashpee River encompasses three distinct habitats including freshwater, brackish and saltwater and is surrounded by the Mashpee Woodlands Conservation Area. Blueback Herring pass through these waters to and from their spawning grounds. Nesting marsh wrens and red winged blackbirds are plentiful along the shoreline and surrounding marsh and ospreys can be seen fishing overhead. Popponesset bay offers spectacular views and
This trip is intended for those with previous kayaking experience, yet all experience levels are welcome. Participants will be required to wear a life vest. Kayaks, paddles and life vests provided.
Instructions and Directions: For Mashpee River trips: Meet at town landing on Mashpee Neck Rd. From US 6, take exit 5. Drive on MA 149 south, and then turn right onto MA 28 north. Go 3.5 miles and turn left onto Orchard Road. Drive another 0.5 mile and turn right onto Quinaquisset Ave. A quick left will take you onto Mashpee Neck Rd; itís 1.5 miles to the town landing parking area.
For Popponesset Bay Trips: Meet at Ockway Bay Landing parking lot, Mashpee. From US 6 (Mid Cape) take exit 5. Turn onto MA 149 south until you come to MA 28. Turn right onto MA 28 and drive approximately 5 miles to the Mashpee rotary. Take Great Neck Rd South following the signs to New Seabury. Drive 2.5 miles to the Ockway Bay Parking area on left.
Registration is required.
For more information, contact:
Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary
345 Bone Hill Road, P.O. Box 235
Cummaquid, MA 02637