South River

Marshfield, Massachusetts

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The South River is a lovely place to paddle, nearly equal in beauty to the North River but more intimate in scale. At high tide, kayakers can paddle south about five miles one-way from the put-in before the river becomes too narrow to navigate easily. The wonder of the South River is the way it slowly reveals itself. At the put-in the river is busy, its banks crowded with homes and businesses. As one paddles south, buildings fall away to reveal a beautiful marsh surprising in its expansiveness. On a warm summer day, observant kayakers can find a lovely lagoon tucked away in the marsh, perfect for swimming and picnicking. Easy, scenic, and fun, this paddle is ideal for families. Attractions: Salt marsh, bird-watching, fishing, lagoon for swimming and picnicking.
Sea Kayaking Coastal Massachusetts

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Sea Kayaking Coastal Massachusetts

by Lisa Gollin Evans (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)

The South River is a lovely place to paddle, nearly equal in beauty to the North River but more intimate in scale. At high tide, kayakers can paddle south about five miles one-way from the put-in before the river becomes too narrow to navigate easily. The wonder of the South River is the way it slowly reveals itself.

At the put-in the river is busy, its banks crowded with homes and businesses. As one paddles south, buildings fall away to reveal a beautiful marsh surprising in its expansiveness. On a warm summer day, observant kayakers can find a lovely lagoon tucked away in the marsh, perfect for swimming and picnicking. Easy, scenic, and fun, this paddle is ideal for families. Attractions: Salt marsh, bird-watching, fishing, lagoon for swimming and picnicking.

©  Lisa Gollin Evans/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Sea Kayaking
Nearby City: Marshfield
Distance: 11
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: Day trip
Season: Best spring thru fall, weather depending
Local Maps: NOAA 13267, 13269
Driving Directions: Directions to South River

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