Slocums River

Dartmouth, Massachusetts

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Expect to see herons, egrets, and nesting osprey as you paddle this delightful estuary. The upper reach is well-protected, but expect winds in the more open lower bay, especially in the afternoon; it’s best to paddle here in the morning. Look for fiddler crabs along the shore at lower tides.
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)

Expect to see herons, egrets, and nesting osprey as you paddle this
delightful estuary. The upper reach is well-protected, but expect winds
in the more open lower bay, especially in the afternoon; it’s best to paddle here in the morning. Look for fiddler crabs along the shore at lower tides.

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

Activity Type: Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: Dartmouth
Distance: 4
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 4 hours round trip
Class: Class I
Season: Spring through Fall
Local Contacts: Demarest Lloyd State Park, mass.gov/dcr/parks/southeast/ deml.htm, 508-636-3298; The Lloyd Center, lloydcenter.org, 508-990-0505; tide charts, maineharbors.com Camping: Horseneck Beach State Reservation
Local Maps: Massachusetts Atlas & Gazetteer, Map 63: K25, L25, M25, 26, 27, N27; USGS New Bedford South, Westport
Driving Directions: Directions to Slocums River

Recent Trail Reviews

8/16/2008
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Did this in early Aug 08. River was calm up to mouth and, exactly as described, it gets choppy in he open water during the afternoon. We did a challenging open-water crossing detour and got a good workout. Beautiful area.



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