Crane Pond and Parker River

Georgetown, Massachusetts

0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars
0 Reviews
0 out of 5
Narrow, marshy Parker River flows through a wildlife management area filled with birds and wetland plants. High water levels, especially in spring, make paddling through narrow meandering channels much easier. Use shorter boats here. You will see many waterfowl, a diverse array of aquatic plants, and more. The Crane Pond Wildlife Management Area surrounding this section of the Parker River offers a superb paddling environment. The river, more like a creek here, varies from canoe width to about 20 feet as it meanders through an extensive marsh; beaver keep most of the channel open. When we paddled here in the first week of August, sunfish redds indicated that they were spawning. With its sharp bends and 180-degree turns, the waterway will test your paddling skills.
Quiet Water Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island: AMC's Canoe and Kayak Guide, 3rd Edition

DESCRIPTION FROM:

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

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

Narrow, marshy Parker River flows through a wildlife management area filled with birds and wetland plants. High water levels, especially in spring, make paddling through narrow meandering channels much easier. Use shorter boats here. You will see many waterfowl, a diverse array of aquatic plants, and more.

The Crane Pond Wildlife Management Area surrounding this section of the Parker River offers a superb paddling environment. The river, more like a creek here, varies from canoe width to about 20 feet as it meanders through an
extensive marsh; beaver keep most of the channel open. When we paddled here in the first week of August, sunfish redds indicated that they were spawning. With its sharp bends and 180-degree turns, the waterway will test your paddling skills.

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

Activity Type: Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: Georgetown
Distance: 3
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 6 hours
Class: Class I
Season: Spring through Fall
Local Contacts: Crane Pond Wildlife Management Area, mass.gov/eea/docs/ dfg/dfw/habitat/maps-wma/northeast/cranepondwma.pdf
Local Maps: Massachusetts Atlas & Gazetteer, Map 19: O17, 18, Map 29: A27; USGS Exeter, Georgetown
Driving Directions: Directions to Crane Pond and Parker River

Recent Trail Reviews

There are no reviews for this trail.

Trail Photos

Keep Me Informed

Weekly newsletters, announcements and offers from Trails.com to your inbox.

Sign me up!

We HATE spam and promise to keep your email addresses safe and secure.

Activity Feed

Apr 2018