Narrow River Preservation Association
Monday, August 21, 2017
NRPA: Working since 1970 to preserve, protect, and restore Narrow River and its watershed.

Fifth Annual Pettaquamscutt Paddle

Join us on July 21 for an exciting sunset cruise of the lower Narrow River, the featured event of this year's Pettaquamscutt Paddle.

Here's your opportunity to explore the picturesque John H. Chafee Wildlife Refuge when the salt marsh is most active: at sunset during low tide. The Paddle starts at 5:00 p.m., at Narrow River Kayaks, 94B Middlebridge Road, in Narragansett.

Sign-up today to reserve your place in the Fifth Annual Pettaquamscutt Paddle on Narrow River, sponsored by Narrow River Kayaks in conjunction with the Narrow River Preservation Association and the Rhode Island Blueways Alliance.

  • Discover the beauty and diversity of the Pettaquamscutt Cove in the John H. Chafee National Wildlife Refuge. Enjoy this two and a half hour excursion with a gentle paddle on one of New England’s scenic waterways.
  • Witness shore birds and other wildlife in their natural habitat from a water-level view.
  • Learn about the colonial settlement and the ship-building enterprise that flourished along the Narrow River.
  • Support the Narrow River Preservation Association by participating in the Paddle and other festivities throughout the day.

The tour is $10 a person with your own kayak. Rental for a solo kayak with personal flotation device and paddle is $20; rental for tandem kayak, PFD and paddles is $30.

There will be discounted rentals throughout the day so you can explore the river on your own. Plus refreshments, NRPA exhibits about the unique features of the watershed, and raffles for kayak and canoe accessories, gifts certificates and more.

All proceeds from the guided tour, rentals and the raffles will benefit the Narrow River Preservation Association.

To register, call Jason at 401-789-0334 or email


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