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Weymouth Back River - Kayak Trip / Canoe Trip

Report Type: Destination Report
Nearest City: Weymouth, MA
Difficulty: Moderate
Submitted by: Bob Baker


Put in beside South Shore Yacht Club. If you bear right and go under the 3A bridge, you go up the Back River . . . which is a wilderness preserve surrounded by a forested park. The current is light.

If you head away from the river, you head toward Hingham harbor and Webb State Park which are protected bays of the Atlantic. Beaches are available at Webb State Park and nearby Grape Island and Slate Island. The river's current and tides can affect rate of return speed.


Rest rooms at Webb state park. Picnic areas, too


Route 3A (Bridge St.), Weymouth, just before the bridge connecting Weymouth and Hingham. Look for sign: Abigale Adams Park. Free parking, and it's close to launch area.

OR: From 3A follow Green Street (Jug handle turn by Vietnam memorial) to East to street (left at traffic light) to Puritan Rd. Park at the end of Puritan and bring your canoe/kayak through the gate ( reat Esker Park). It's a short carry to the river from there, and you'll be about 1.25 miles up river from the Rte 3A bridge.

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