I knew that I wanted to paddle today, but none of my usual haunts caught my interest. I checked out Jim Cole's book, and decided to drive down to Coventry to paddle the South Branch of the Pawtuxet from Lauren Avenue to South Main Street.
I launched near the bike path where a new boat launch was under construction. This section of the river is about 3-miles long and twists and turns through a large marsh surrounded by houses. With leaves on the tress the houses would be less noticeable, but that wasn’t the case today. It was cold and windy, and no matter which way I paddled, I always seemed to be paddling into the wind. Still, I made it up the dam at South Main Street with no problem and turned around to head back downstream.
Overall, a nice trip – I would do it again. I need to explore other sections of the Pawtuxet.
|South Branch of the Pawtuxet in Coventry|