The wide shoreline launch at Adamsville Landing is well suited for kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards. Put in your paddlecraft and head to the right to journey down the Westport River. The river soon widens after this point, but be sure to check the tides before you go – at low tide, there are many muddy flats that can be difficult to navigate.
Habitats & Wildlife
Quiet salt marshes line the shores of the West Branch of the Westport River. This is an estuary: a place where fresh water flowing downstream meets salt water from Buzzards Bay.
Estuaries are rich environments where wildlife thrive, so they’re fun to explore by kayak. Look for egrets and blue herons stalking the shoreline, while terns, ospreys, hawks, and gulls ride the air currents in search of their next meal. In forested areas, look for deer, turkey, coyotes, and foxes moving through the trees.