Boston Kayaker

Kayaking on Nemasket River - in Middleboro MA

Rating: One-and-a-Half Stars - Launched at the fish ladder. River is scratchy when we paddled (July) and had to get out 4 or 5 times. That slowed us down. Once it joined Taunton River, the river was bigger and faster flowing from thereon. Route has many scenic stretches.

  Put in at Plymouth Street
  in Middleboro MA.
Turn left at the confluence of
  Nemasket and Taunton rivers.
Take out at Titicut Street
  bridge in Middleboro MA.
Estimated distance
  = 6 miles
  "Nemasket" means "place
  of fish" in Wampanoag.
Class I rapids
  under bridge.
Fish Ladder Oliver Mills

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Other resources:
Taunton River Watershed Alliance
Explore RI's Blueways and Greenways: Oliver Mill Park
Explore RI's Blueways and Greenways: Titicut Street Bridge River Access Nemasket River Trip Report 1 Nemasket River Trip Report 2
Wikipedia: Nemasket River

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It was a nice sunny day in July 2010 at the Boston Kayaker's residence.

We put in just below the fish ladder at Oliver Mill Park.

Nemasket River is mostly narrow and shallow.

Wildlife aplenty.

My son was struggling to push himself at this shallow part of the river.

Taking a break.

Another shallow point where we have to get out and pull our kayaks.

We are at the Taunton River at this point.

This trip was very tiring and took us about 4 hours due to the hard-to-navigate shallow areas.