Downtown Paddle | Lower Woonasquatucket River

Monday, September 9, 2019 @ 5:30 pm

Paddle through downtown Providence and see Little Rhody’s capital city in a whole new way, from the Woonasquatucket River! Starting on South Water Street, and travelling through Waterplace Park and under the Mall will take you on a magnificent journey, from the bustle of an urban center to an oasis of wildlife – you’ll see a beautiful Providence you may not have known existed. See red-tailed hawks, great blue herons and maybe a painted turtle! The complete trip is about 4 miles, and fine paddle for novice paddlers.

The Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council (WRWC) provides canoes, kayaks, paddles and life jackets, or paddlers can bring their own boats. Contact Paddle Leader, Erik Talley at or (401) 481-1376 if you have questions. Advance sign-up is required.

If you are using one of our solo kayaks the price is $40/person. Two-person canoes are $30/person ($30/person for extra passengers). If you’re bringing your own boat the price is $20/person.

If you are bringing your own boat please remember to bring a life jacket for everyone who will be in your boat.

Space is limited, so sign up today! Advance sign-up is required.

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