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RI DEM State Boat Ramps   


Massachusetts boat ramps

Islands of Narragansett Bay Boston HarborIslands
American Canoe Association  online Check out Erik Eckilson's - Woonsocket !

Boston Harbor Islands | Island Tidbits


Info on the Adirondacks


North East Paddlers Message Board   Boats & gear wanted and for sale.

Water Sheds  of local interest


Paddle Sports Magazines Online

RI Canoe and Kayak Library Sea Kayaker Magazine online
Canoe and Kayak Magazine online Paddler Magazine online
Paddling Books with directions and trip descriptions:

Paddling Connecticut and Rhode Island author is RICKA's own, Jim Cole. Paddling Connecticut and Rhode Island   Pro Jo article

Quiet Water Books, Wilson, from the AMC,  Quiet Water Canoe Guide, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island. The series also has other New England States.
Rhode Island Water Trails, DE.M. ( may be hard to find, but often your local library can get it for you)
AMC River Guide, AMC . This series has books for different states within New England.
Paddling Southern New England, Ken Weber. The newest Ken Weber paddle book. Older editions are  titled, Canoeing Massachusetts, RI and Connecticut.
Paddling Cape Cod: A Coastal Explorer's Guide, Shirley and Fred Bull. This book not only tells you information on the trips, but coordinates them with the tides for you.
Adventure Kayaking, Trips on Cape Cod, David Weintraub
The Concord, Sudbury and Assabet Rivers, A guide to canoeing, wildlife and history. Ron McAdow. and has this out of print book.

Online retailers

Whenever possible support your local paddle sport stores. Benefits include actually seeing and trying on gear and receiving the advice and experience of the dealer.  For convenience, a selection of online dealers are listed below:


Paddlers - Canoes, Kayaks, gear and great articles.  

North West River Supply Catalog and online store-  Paddle gear, accessories and clothing.


Brooks-  Paddle gear and clothing, including custom made clothing and spray skirts. Outdoor Play - Paddle gear, clothing and boats and accessories.
Campmor - Outdoor clothing and paddling supplies LL Bean -Paddle gear and accessories.

Great Canadian 

Mountain Surf - Dry wear, sprayskirts and accessories. Merrimack Canoes- Handcrafted canoes

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