North Shore Paddles Network
Describes itself as “a friendly and active network of paddlers based on the North Shore of Massachusetts. A love of sea kayaking brings together members from throughout New England and beyond. Our members include casual and beginner kayakers, highly experienced paddlers, bird watchers, racers and expedition adventurers among others.”
Reviews, advice, conversation – everything paddling.
Paddle Pursuits Kayak paddling focused blog, with product reviews, travel articles, and related writings. Entertaining and easy to access!
Parker River Wild Life Refuge
Located a few minutes paddle from the store, the Parker River wildlife Refuge is a 4700 acre preserve, including 3,000+ acres of salt marsh with rivers and stream for exploring. Parker River provides pristine coastal habitat for over 300 species of resident and migratory birds, as well as a large variety of mammals, insects, fish, reptiles and amphibians. It is a beautiful spot for bird-watching, fishing, photography or relaxing on the sandy beaches of Plum Island.
Plum Island is an 11-mile long barrier Island off the shore of Newburyport and Newbury. The island has many residences, a national wildlife refuge, restaurants, an inn on the beach, and of course miles of beautiful sandy beaches.
Beautiful historic town with excellent shopping and dining. A few miles north on Route 1A.
The 230-acre site includes a late seventeenth-century manor house that served as the country seat of wealthy Newburyport merchants and an attached farmhouse that was home to a Lithuanian farm family for most of the twentieth century. The site also fosters farm animals in partnership with the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Visit friendly sheep, goats, chickens, and a horse throughout the year.
Need something related to boating but not paddling? Riverfront is just across the street.
Fresh local fruits, vegetables and meats. Also has a bakery, plants and gifts. Great place to stock up for a picnic, with a range of prepared foods. Two miles north on Route 1A.
Hours: Open Fridays and Saturdays 10:00-5:00 starting March 10, 2017