Provincetown Harbor

Provincetown, Massachusetts

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Paddling out of Provincetown Harbor provides great views of the town as well as terrific opportunities to explore the magnificent Cape Cod National Seashore. Seldom can urban and natural adventures be combined so seamlessly. The trip’s only drawbacks are summer crowds, boat traffic, and parking hassles. For a touch of serenity and sanity, visit before July 4 or after Labor Day. The trip described below stays within Cape Cod Bay, so kayakers avoid the heavy surf and currents encountered off Race Point. Attractions: Historic harbor, wreck, picnicking and swimming at Cape Cod National Seashore and Race Point.
Sea Kayaking Coastal Massachusetts

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Sea Kayaking Coastal Massachusetts

by Lisa Gollin Evans (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)

Paddling out of Provincetown Harbor provides great views of the town as well as terrific opportunities to explore the magnificent Cape Cod National Seashore. Seldom can urban and natural adventures be combined so seamlessly. The trip’s only drawbacks are summer crowds, boat traffic, and parking hassles. For a touch of serenity and sanity, visit before July 4 or after Labor Day.

The trip described below stays within Cape Cod Bay, so kayakers avoid the heavy surf and currents encountered off Race Point. Attractions: Historic harbor, wreck, picnicking and swimming at Cape Cod National Seashore and Race Point.

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

Activity Type: Sea Kayaking
Nearby City: Provincetown
Distance: 15
Skill Level: Easy to Difficult
Duration: Day trip
Season: Best spring thru fall, weather depending
Local Contacts: Cape Cod National Seashore
Local Maps: NOAA 13249, 13246, 13267
Driving Directions: Directions to Provincetown Harbor

Recent Trail Reviews

7/11/2004
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Nice, fairly easy paddle. Boat traffic fairly heavy. Few nice beaches to pull up to and relax. Most of trip is well sheltered within the harbor, slightly more exposure in the bay but still relatively calm.



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Apr 2018