Boston Kayaker

Kayaking on Three Mile River - in Taunton MA

Rating: One Star - From the put in, not much to see on the short round trip to the north. Paddling south, during August, the river and the pond-like sides are half-covered with aquatic vegetations. Towards the south end, the river widens. When you see the old abandoned building and hear the water falling over the dam, it is time to turn around.

  Put in at Boyden Refuge Park off
  Cohannet Street in Taunton MA.
Paddle upriver right
  and turn around.
Paddle south and return
  when you see buildings.
Estimated round trip
  distance = 3 miles
  River access is 300+ feet on a
  steep downhill from parking lot.
Boyden Wildlife
  Refuge Park
Three Mile River Dam Class 1 rapids
  below bridge.

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

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At the Boyden Wildlife Refuge in Taunton MA.
Trip date is August 2012.

This park has picnic area with benches and barbecue facilities.

Just launched on the Three Mile River from Boyden Refuge.

I am paddling north.

I am approching a quickwater section.

Resistance to the waterflow is futile, and my signal to turn around and paddle south.

I am now paddling south.

This portion is shaded.

Aquatic vegetation covers these pockets of pondy water on the sides of the Three Mile River.

A family of swans on the Three Mile River.

That abandoned building there on the right, is next the Three Mile River dam, and I can hear the waterfalls on the dam.

I just turned aound and now paddling north back to where I started.

Turtles on Three Mile River.
I see four, two others jumped just before I took this photo.

Landed. I was on the river for about an hour and a half.

The steps up the hill to the parking lot.