Past Kayak Trips
These maps and descriptions of past club paddles may be of interest to club members who would like to paddle some of these areas on their own.
However, this information comes with this Disclaimer:
These maps and discussions are related to a specific paddle taken by the MYC Kayaking group, or contributed by members of that group. The information is not a comprehensive guide for paddling these routes at other tides, in other weather conditions, or at different times when the parking conditions may be different.
Arey's Pond Paddle
This paddle was easy in calm waters with little wind. It was about 6 miles round trip, and included a stop at the end of Kent's point conservation rea for lunch/snack/swim. A shorter trip alternative was to follow the southern border of Kent's Point into Lonnies Pond.
Departure was from the boat ramp on Barley Neck Rd in Orleans, about 1/2 mile on the right from the start of Barley Neck Rd.
Pochet Island Paddle
This paddle was easy in very calm waters, about 2.8 miles each direction. We landed on the island and walked around much of the island, which is privately owned but open to visitors on foot.
For more details, see the Pochet Island Paddle page.
Herring River Paddle
This paddle was easy, about miles each direction. With good timing, one can reach the top of the paddle around the time the tide is turning. The map shows this paddle ended a bit before reaching the dam at the West Reservoir, a common destination for paddling this river.
For more details, see the Herring River Paddle page.
Mill Pond / Stage Harbor to Oyster Pond
This paddle is very popular in Chatham because it is easy and very scenic. Most kayakers do it one-way, with the direction based on the tides. The trip is around 4 miles one-way. It can start/end in Mill Pond, or at the landing on Bridge St across from the MYC clubhouse.
For more details, see the Mill Pond/Stage Harbor to Oyster Pond page.
Swan River Paddle
Description, distance, difficulty, directions, other notes.