The Herring River is the mid-Cape's largest freshwater system and much of its shoreline and surrounding uplands are preserved. We will skirt cedar swamps as we paddle from freshwater to saltwater looking for birds and other wildlife.
Currents and winds are a factor to consider and sustained periods of paddling may be required of participants. Recent, previous paddling experience is required.
PLEASE NOTE: This program will be conducted in accordance with current Municipal, State, and Mass Audubon COVID-19 protocols. Groups are limited to 10 pre-registered adults. Participants are required to wear a face covering and follow social distancing guidelines. Mass Audubon cannot loan field equipment at this time. A detailed confirmation letter will be emailed 24 hours before the program.
Recent paddling experience and good swimming ability are required. To ensure the safety of all participants, the kayak trip leader reserves the right to deny further participation to paddlers who do not demonstrate adequate paddling ability. Directions to the meeting place will be given upon registration.
This trip meets at the boat launch under the bridge on Rt. 28 in Harwich. See attached directions for details.
Please arrive on time for the start of the program. Note that the ending time for kayak trips is approximate. We make every effort to finish the trip by the ending time listed but because we are dealing with wind, tide and differing degrees of experience on the part of the participants, there is always the possibility that the trip will run longer than anticipated. For this reason, we suggest that you not count on the trip ending at the time listed and plan accordingly.
Participants may choose among available single kayaks or bring their own kayak. All equipment is provided; all participants must wear life jackets. We recommend that you bring sunscreen, windbreaker, hat, and drinking water. There are no facilities, such as restrooms or water fountains, at the meeting places.
Please note our cancellation policy: In order to receive a refund, you must notify us of your cancellation at least 7 days before the program begins. If we cancel the program, you will receive a full refund. We reserve the right to change programs, schedules, and instructors, and to cancel programs due to low enrollment or unfavorable weather.