Pettaquamscutt (Narrow) River

Pettaquamscutt (Narrow) River near Narragansett, RI

This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars
6 miles
Sea Kayaking, Canoeing, River Kayaking
Narragansett, RI
User wookiemonster

Narrow River is a nifty little place to go for a paddle if you are in the mood for a nice, relaxing day. By heading north on the river you will enter Carr pond. If you launch by Gilbert Stuart Birthplace be careful, the water can get a little shallow at times. Head south and there is where all the fun is to be had.

After passing under Middle Bridge Rd. you will enter Pettaquamscutt Cove. Be on the look out for the Osprey nest that is loacted on the little island to the south-eastern part of the cove. If you take The Narrows out in a south-easterly direction, you will be able to beach along Narragansett Beach and enjoy a break. There is hardly anybody along that stretch of beach so you will have a nice quiet time. There is also generally good surf at the opening to Narrangasett Bay, so if you know how to ride the surf, have at it!

Other points:

-Careful heading under Middle Bridge as there may be fishing lines coming from the bridge.

-In strong weather the surf at the opening of the Narrows can be strong so make sure you are experienced if you decide to head in there.

-Enjoy the bird life and the other animals that are seen in the area.


Take US 1 and drive nort to Gilbert Stuard Road (just south of RI 138) and turn east. Immediately after Gilber Stuart Road crosses a small stream, look for a sign on the right indicating Gilber Stuart Landing.

You can also take Route 1A and turn west onto Middle Bridge Rd and put int at Pollock Ave.

A final launching spot is on Cement Bridge, which is located on Rt. 1A. You can leave your car parked by the bridge.


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