Adamsville Landing

Adamsville Landing is a secluded canoe and kayak launch located on a calm bend in the West Branch of the Westport River. Close to the Rhode Island-Massachusetts state line, this town-owned launch is the perfect place to begin a paddling adventure down the Westport River.

Features

boat launch at Adamsville Landing

The launch at Adamsville Landing is wide and shallow – a perfect spot to put in your favorite paddlecraft for an adventure on the Westport River.

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.

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Details
Hours: Dawn to dusk
Parking: Small unpaved parking area
Cost: Free
Dogs: Yes
Facilities: Canoe/Kayak Launch
Boat Ramp: No
Lifeguards: No
ADA Accessible: No

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Address & Contact Information
310 Westport Harbor Rd.
Westport, MA 02790
41.550831, -71.125900

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Adamsville Landing
Westport, MA
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