Slocums River

Dartmouth, Massachusetts

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A trip down the Slocums River is a beautiful study in contrasts. Paddlers start in an intimate, slow-flowing river, float to the wide-open, sandy spaces of Demarest-Lloyd State Park, plunge into the perennially choppy waters of Buzzards Bay before finding refuge in jewel-like Allens Pond, a salt marsh rich in beauty and wildlife tucked behind the dunes. The trip is fun and demanding, easily occupying a fine summer’s day. Deliciously uncrowded on weekdays and in fall, the Slocums is a hidden treasure easily found. Attractions: Quiet river paddling, bird-watching, salt marsh, Demarest-Lloyd State Park (sandy beach), swimming, fishing, openwater paddling in Buzzards Bay.
Sea Kayaking Coastal Massachusetts

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Sea Kayaking Coastal Massachusetts

by Lisa Gollin Evans (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)

A trip down the Slocums River is a beautiful study in contrasts. Paddlers start in an intimate, slow-flowing river, float to the wide-open, sandy spaces of Demarest-Lloyd State Park, plunge into the perennially choppy waters of Buzzards Bay before finding refuge in jewel-like Allens Pond, a salt marsh rich in beauty and wildlife tucked behind the dunes.

The trip is fun and demanding, easily occupying a fine summer’s day. Deliciously uncrowded on weekdays and in fall, the Slocums is a hidden treasure easily found. Attractions: Quiet river paddling, bird-watching, salt marsh, Demarest-Lloyd State Park (sandy beach), swimming, fishing, openwater paddling in Buzzards Bay.

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

Activity Type: Sea Kayaking
Nearby City: Dartmouth
Distance: 14.5
Skill Level: Easy to Difficult
Duration: Day trip
Season: Best spring thru fall, weather depending
Local Contacts: Demarest- Lloyd State Park
Local Maps: NOAA 13228, 13229, 13218
Driving Directions: Directions to Slocums River

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