Wickford

Wickford near Jamestown, RI


This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars
10 miles
6hours
difficult
River Kayaking, Canoeing, White Water Rafting, Sea Kayaking
Spring, Winter, Fall, Summer
Jamestown, RI
User EMS Cranston

This is the naturalist photographer's paradise. After launching your boat at the ramp, you have several options. Head left (North) and you'll paddle through flat water with several species of wildlife along the way. Have your camera ready for the osprey, ducks, swans, turtles and fish. The fall foliage is especially impressive here. Paddle here in the evening hours and you'll be treated to a beautiful sunset.

The second option is to go straight (East) from the boat ramp. You'll paddle through the Wickford shipyard and into the open waters of Narragansett Bay. Just 400 yards south of Fox Island is a group of rocks that the harbor seals like to sun themselves on. Follow the beach south to Duck Cove and Rome Point and you'll find a sandy beach along the way for a nice picnic stop. Continue south and you'll paddle under the Jamestown Bridge.

The third option is to head southwest and go into the Wickford Harbor along the waterfront. There is a steel arched bridge. Go under the bridge and you end up in a tidal cove.

Directions:

Take 95 South to Rt. 4.

Then take Route 401 to Route 1 South (Post Road).

0.2 miles past the state police barracks (on the left) is intrepid drive.

Continue straight on intrepid drive until it turns into a gravel road and crosses a bike path. The launching ramp is at the East end of the parking lot near a small gazebo and picnic tables.




Please check the bottom of the Description (above left; click) for the author's written directions.

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