Sea Kayaking Along the New England Coast Guide Book

by Tamsin Venn (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)
Sea Kayaking Along the New England Coast  by Tamsin Venn

368pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 1929173504

This updated and expanded edition of the AMC's classic guide leads adventurous kayakers on more than 45 trips along the magnificent New England coastline. Kayakers of all abilities can explore expansive sand beaches, bird watch in vast marshes, tour solitary estuaries, or challenge their skills along wild shorelines. Each trip description includes a detailed map, NOAA chart and map references, trip distance, caution areas, access points, and more. Whether you're just discovering the joys of sea kayaking or have been exploring the New England coast for years, this book is a must-have addition to your paddling library.

© 2004 Tamsin Venn/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Sea Kayaking Along the New England Coast" Guide Book
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... Preview: The bays and harbors around Mount Desert Island provide dozens of options for dramatic sea kayak trips—so many you never have to cover the same ground twice. The backdrop is Acadia National Park’s mou ... From the guidebook "Sea Kayaking Along the New England Coast"
Southwest Harbor, ME - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 13.8
... Preview: The Boston Harbor Islands provide a wilderness paddling experience within the Boston metropolis and around one of the country’s most historical harbors. One of the best put-in spots is at Hull, where ... From the guidebook "Sea Kayaking Along the New England Coast"
Hull, MA - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 9.5
... Preview: The mainland has many put-ins for a paddle to Prudence Island, but a launch from Bristol Harbor gives you a good sense of what the island is about. Prudence is 6.5 miles long and 1.6 miles wide. It is ... From the guidebook "Sea Kayaking Along the New England Coast"
Bristol, RI - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 13
... Preview: The eastern shore of Buzzards Bay is good day-trip paddling territory. Trips here provide the chance to look out across the 9 miles of bay to Marion and New Bedford or up to the Railroad Bridge at Bou ... From the guidebook "Sea Kayaking Along the New England Coast"
North Falmouth, MA - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 13
... Preview: Cape Ann thrusts a gnarly head into the great Atlantic and makes for dramatic paddling along 20 miles of rocky shore indented by granite coves, deep harbors, and pocket beaches. The Annisquam River, w ... From the guidebook "Sea Kayaking Along the New England Coast"
Gloucester, MA - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 22
... Preview: Jewell Island is easy to reach from the mainland, and the sense of accessible wilderness in a large urban setting is still a great lure. Over the years, however, it has gotten more and more popular wi ... From the guidebook "Sea Kayaking Along the New England Coast"
Falmouth, ME - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 14
... Preview: This is a leisurely four-day trip starting in busy Portland Harbor and traveling up to quiet Harpswell Sound and back, stopping on state islands. Overnight trips in the Casco Bay area cannot be treate ... From the guidebook "Sea Kayaking Along the New England Coast"
Portland, ME - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 35
... Preview: Quietude is Cobscook Bay’s great attribute. Sit still and listen. No cars, no boat engines, no voices—only the sound of the wind in the trees and the birds, maybe a loon’s gurgle, maybe a clammer in a ... From the guidebook "Sea Kayaking Along the New England Coast"
Whiting, ME - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 10.5
... Preview: The outer islands of Maine are special rocky thresholds where the full force of the Atlantic makes first contact with firm land. Paddling the Maine Island Trail east of Schoodic requires special atten ... From the guidebook "Sea Kayaking Along the New England Coast"
Birch Harbor, ME - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 52.5
... Preview: This trip combines a tour of Newport Harbor with a view of the famous Newport mansions on the Cliff Walk. Landing is almost impossible because the shoreline is privately owned; the exceptions are Bren ... From the guidebook "Sea Kayaking Along the New England Coast"
Newport, RI - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: East Penobscot Bay sits quietly in a corner of the sea, tucked away from nearby Camden, Stonington, and Bar Harbor, whose busy harbors and marinas send hundreds of boats out to fish or to sail. In ... From the guidebook "Sea Kayaking Along the New England Coast"
Little Deer Isle, ME - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: The Elizabeth Islands form a 16-mile archipelago that extends southwest from Woods Hole and effectively divides Vineyard Sound from Buzzards Bay. It is a wonderful place to paddle. However, the “holes ... From the guidebook "Sea Kayaking Along the New England Coast"
Woods Hole, MA - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 32
... Preview: Halifax is a beautiful outer island that is part of the Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge and managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. It is open to the public for careful day use and for cam ... From the guidebook "Sea Kayaking Along the New England Coast"
Jonesboro, ME - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: This is a fine trip to take in mid-August or early September when the great blue herons are starting to congregate to fly south. You can see half a dozen or more of these majestic 4-foot-high birds ca ... From the guidebook "Sea Kayaking Along the New England Coast"
Essex, MA - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: This trip takes you out past the inviting rocky islands in Fishers Island Sound to scenic Stonington Harbor. You’ll paddle by the historic boats of Mystic Seaport, a replica of a nineteenth-century wa ... From the guidebook "Sea Kayaking Along the New England Coast"
Mystic, CT - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 12.5
... Preview: A trip from Popham Beach to Fort Island is a three-day tidewater journey through three rivers, across the mouth of the Kennebec River, and around an exposed peninsula in open ocean. This trip is for e ... From the guidebook "Sea Kayaking Along the New England Coast"
Phippsburg, ME - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 43
... Preview: A circumnavigation of Gerrish and Cutts Islands from Kittery Point shows you the contrast between protected paddling in salt marsh and creek and open-ocean paddling. The trip is tide dependent. A good ... From the guidebook "Sea Kayaking Along the New England Coast"
Kittery, ME - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: Great Bay, surrounded by rural countryside, provides an entirely different coastal paddling experience. This wonderfully undeveloped place has a 360-degree view of low-lying land dotted with oak woods ... From the guidebook "Sea Kayaking Along the New England Coast"
Newington, NH - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 10.5
... Preview: The marshes on this trip are beautiful, the surf created by sand shoals off Crane Beach is challenging, and the view of Castle Hill and Hog Island never wears. The route is about 9 miles, starting and ... From the guidebook "Sea Kayaking Along the New England Coast"
Ipswich, MA - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 9
... Preview: The Isles of Shoals, 10 miles off the New Hampshire coast, is one of New England’s more ambitious sea kayak trips. It’s a 7.5-mile open-water paddle from Rye Harbor; 10 miles from Portsmouth. Logistic ... From the guidebook "Sea Kayaking Along the New England Coast"
Portsmouth, NH - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 4