Boston Kayaker

Kayaking on Powwow River and Lake Gardner - in Amesbury MA


Rating: Two-and-a-Half Stars - I like chasing rivers and this route is it. From the wide Lake Gardner, 2 hours and 1 minute.

  Put in at lake beach off High
  Street in Amesbury MA.
Paddle north to Powwow River as
  far as navigable and return.
Estimated round trip
  distance = 4+ miles
Lake Gardner
  Dam
Public
  beach
Conservation
  Area

Disclaimer: It is your responsibility to determine the legality, suitability and safety of this route for yourself.

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Kayaking on Powwow River and Lake Gardner - in Amesbury MA

Other resources:
Paddling.net: Pow Wow River & Lake Gardner Kayak Trip Report 1
Paddling.net: Pow Wow River & Lake Gardner Kayak Trip Report 2
Wikipedia: Powwow River
Town of Amesbury MA: Powwow River Conservation Area Trail Map
Town of Amesbury MA: Powwow River Conservation Area Trail Map (cached copy)


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At the launch to Lake Gardner off High Street in Amesbury MA.
Trip date is October 2019.


Too cold to be on the water on this public beach.


The Boston Kayaker just launched on Lake Gardner and Powwow River.


Veered to the right . . .








Going northwards with the coast on my right.





Following Lake Gardner to its source.



Jump rope.

















Lake and Powwow River narrowing . . .





Will follow the river bend to the left.











A group of stand-up paddlers.

















Jewell Street bridge in New Hampshire.








Berries.





The Powwow River narrowing.











Whitehall Road bridge.


Paddling under Whitehall Road bridge over the Powwow River.






































A nice spot to take a break. Will do it later on my return.








I will be overtaking these couple on a kayak.





A beaver dam on the way.


This beaver dam is my point of return.


Just turned around. The couple I passed earlier.























Its my turn to take a break from my kayak.








Back to the waters of Powwow River.




















Whitehall Road bridge.











Jewell Road bridge.











The Powwow will progressively widen.




















On my right, the west coast of Lake Gardner.








I can see the sandy beach.














Landed. Paddle time is 2 hours and 1 minute.