Paddle Providence

paddle providenceKeep cool this summer and discover a new way of looking at the urban landscape from a kayak or canoe.

The Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council in Rhode Island has scheduled its summer series of adventures beginning Tuesday, July 2 at 6 p.m.

“We will start at the landing on South Water Street and paddle up the Woonasquatucket River to near Eagle Street before turning around and heading back down to South Water Street,” says Amanda Blevins. “This trip will give you a new perspective on the city as we paddle past some of the mills that built this city as well as through Waterplace Park and past downtown Providence. While this is definitely an urban river, we have seen red-tailed hawks, great blue herons, peregrine falcons, and many other birds in this stretch of the river. The complete round trip is about four miles. Children are welcome as long as they are accompanied by an adult.

“The river in this area is generally smooth and quiet, which makes for easy paddling. We have some canoes and kayaks available so you don’t need your own, but if you have your own you are welcome to bring it. If you are bringing your own canoe or kayak please remember to bring wearable life jackets for everyone who will be in the boat.”

Price: $20 per person if you are using a WRWC boats or $5 per person if you are bringing your own boat.

Call or email Erik at the Watershed Council at or (401) 481-1376 to sign up. Advance sign-up is required.

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