DePina Landing

Enjoy a lovely wooded picnic or paddle from the sandy shores of DePina Landing in Marion. This small, town-owned landing is located on the Sippican River near where it meets the Weweantic. It’s a hidden gem for kayakers who want to explore the river’s rich natural habitats.

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A picnic table in the trees by the Sippican River at DePina Landing.

Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy by the shores of the Sippican River at DePina Landing in Marion.

DePina Landing is an ideal spot to begin a kayak trip up the Sippican River. Launch your paddlecraft into the water from the sand-and-grass shoreline, and then head left to venture northwest upriver. You’ll paddle past large swaths of salt marsh as you approach Interstate 195. The gentle river narrows north of the overpass, and trees hang along the river banks.

This four-mile round-trip paddle is a calm, interesting route for both beginners and enthusiasts. Make sure to check the tides before you go – you’ll have an easier adventure if you plan to paddle back downstream with the outgoing tide.

Habitats & Wildlife

Set near the mouth of the Sippican River, DePina Landing showcases a different view of Marion’s natural habitats. The Sippican River is part of the Weweantic River system, which is Buzzards Bay’s largest river. This estuary is a place where fresh and salt water mix, creating a rich environment that attracts many species of birds, fish, and plants.

Whether you prefer to paddle or picnic on land, you can watch for all types of birds from DePina Landing. Look for egrets and herons patiently hunting for fish and crabs in the marsh. Large black cormorants glide low over the water, while ospreys swoop from high above to catch their next meal.

Property Owned By
Size: 0.5 acres
Hours: Dawn to dusk
Parking: Small paved parking area
Dogs: Yes (on leash; no dogs on beach)
Facilities: Kayak Launch, Picnic Table
Boat Ramp: No
Lifeguards: No
ADA Accessible: No

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Address & Contact Information
29 River Rd.
Marion, MA 02738
41.737233, -70.751450
Marion Harbormaster: (508) 748-3535

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

DePina Landing
Marion, MA
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