With its sweeping north-south view of the marshy Weweantic River, this boat ramp may be one of the Bay’s most scenic spots to begin a trip on the water! Get here early to enjoy sunrise over the river while you prepare for your adventure.
From this boat ramp, you have two options. Head south to explore the river’s open waters, which eventually connect with Buzzards Bay. Or navigate north, where the river narrows and bends as it reaches Horseshoe Mill and meets fresh water.
Because the waters around this ramp can be shallow, it’s best for launching small boats and paddlecraft. Check the tides before you go; many spots along the river can get extremely shallow at low tide.
Habitats & Wildlife
The Weweantic is the largest of the rivers that flow into Buzzards Bay. This section of the river is known as an estuary: a rich environment where fresh and salt water meet. Among the wetlands that fringe the water’s edge, look for birds like herons, egrets, kingfishers, and migratory waterfowl. If you’re an angler, the Weweantic River is an excellent destination for striped bass and fluke.
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