Herring River and West Reservoir

Harwich, Massachusetts

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Birds abound along the Herring River and West Reservoir. Look for osprey, ducks, geese, mute swan, herons, egrets, kingfisher, and treetop warblers. The river’s protected upper portion is a gorgeous place to paddle among the cattails and streamside grasses.
Quiet Water Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island: AMC's Canoe and Kayak Guide, 3rd Edition

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Quiet Water Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island: AMC's Canoe and Kayak Guide, 3rd Edition

by Alex Wilson & John Hayes (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)

Birds abound along the Herring River and West Reservoir. Look for osprey, ducks, geese, mute swan, herons, egrets, kingfisher, and treetop warblers. The river’s protected upper portion is a gorgeous place to paddle among the cattails and streamside grasses.

©  Alex Wilson & John Hayes/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: Harwich
Distance: 4.5
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 4 hours round trip
Class: Class I
Season: Spring through Fall
Local Contacts: Tide charts, maineharbors.com
Local Maps: Massachusetts Atlas & Gazetteer, Map 67: D18, 19, E18, 19, F19; USGS Harwich
Driving Directions: Directions to Herring River and West Reservoir

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