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. Sign up for one or more of these great paddles.
Summer Paddle: Friday, June Special time: 6:00-8:30 pm
Start your summer on the water! Observe the animals and plants of the river and roast s'mores around the fire on our return.
River Mammals: Friday, July 10 / 6:00-8:00 pm
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.
Owls on the Ipswich River: Friday, July 31 / 6:00-8:00 pm
Many kinds of owls call in the night with their hoots and screams as the sun fades and dusk descends. We'll look and listen for owls as we paddle along. We'll talk about the types of owls we're likely to find at this time of year and do some hooting ourselves.
Discovering Wetlands: Friday, August 7 / 6:00-8:00 pm
There's no better way to discover the wonders of wetlands than by canoe. Paddle through winding backwaters lined with cattails and other marsh plants, looking for hidden wildlife. Using buckets and strainers, we'll stop and sample the rich aquatic life to learn more about what lives under the water.
Meets in front of the Visitor Center. Basic canoeing instruction will be provided, along with all equipment. A confirmation with information on what to bring will be sent. *Please note that the ending time is 8:30 pm for this paddle.