Fall Cold-Water Paddling

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Fall is a great time to kayak or canoe in the waters of New England—as long as you take the proper precautions. In the accompanying video, New England Boating’s Tom Richardson provides some advice on paddling gear that will keep you safe and comfortable on the water this season.

Also, if you’re looking for some good paddling spots to check out this fall in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, here are a few ideas:


Slocum River, S. Dartmouth, MA



Narrow River, Narragansett, RI



Bass River, W. Dennis, MA


Jones River, Kingston, MA


100 Acre Cove, Barrington, RI


Wareham River, Wareham, MA