Boston Kayaker

Kayaking on Seekonk River - from Pawtucket RI to East Providence RI


Rating: One-and-a-Half Stars - At the early part of the trip, when the Seekonk is still narrow, fishes are jumping a few inches above water and creating very visible splashes. Water fowls, old rail bridges, I-195 bridge, India Point park and then Bold Point park.

  Put in at town launch on Taft
  Street in Pawtucket RI.
Take out at Bold Point Park on Pier
  Road in East Providence RI.
Estimated distance
  = 4.5+ miles
Omega Pond
  Dam
  Best to paddle when
  tide is receding.
"Seekonk" from Indian words
  meaning "black goose".
Community Boating
  Center
India Point
  Park

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

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Other resources:
Explore RI's Blueways and Greenways: Pawtucket Town Landing
Explore RI's Blueways and Greenways: Bold Point Park
Rhode Island Harbors: Providence Harbor Tide Chart
Community Boating Center of Providence RI
Explore RI's Blueways and Greenways: Roger Williams Trail Map (pdf)
Explore RI's Blueways and Greenways: Roger Williams Trail Map (cached copy)


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At Pawtucket Landing access to the Seekonk River on Taft Street in Pawtucket RI.


To the left of the launch area is the Division Street bridge arches.


The Boston Kayaker ready to launch on Seekonk River.














Paddling south on Seekonk River.


Looking back at Division Street bridge.

































Looking west.





West bank of Seekonk River.









































In the middle of Seekonk River are these old wooden structures from bygone era.




















Approaching Henderson Bridge.

















Riverside restaurant.








A couple of kayakers.























An island on Seekonk River.





Approaching the I-195 bridges.


Orange sign on bridge says:
BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION
ALL BOATS USE CENTER CHANNEL














Right after coming out of the I-195 bridges, Seekonk River becomes Providence River.
Bold Point Park, my landing site is visible on the south bank.


Facing west, India Point Park is on my right on the north bank.





























My landing site on the left, and downtown Providence in the background on right.


Landed on Bold Point Park.


I was on the water for 1 hour and 25 minutes.


Bold Point Park.