Rhode Island’s sheltered waters are ideal for padding, canoeing, and kayaking

Even a brief glance at a Rhode Island map and its many-faceted shorelines and water bodies shows that the Ocean State could keep paddlers busy and interested for many, many seasons. The point here is the variety of the state’s water bodies. There is ocean shoreline (for ocean kayaking); the shoreline, including many small coves, of beautiful Narragansett Bay; and, finally, the many inland ponds and streams that lace through nature preserves and expansive state parks. Boat launches for small craft are found throughout the state, making put-in easy for canoes, kayaks and other car-top vessels.

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Paddling in Rhode Island

Paddling - The Preserve Club & Residences - Richmond, RI
The Preserve Club and Residences

87 Kingstown Road Richmond, RI, 02898 Phone: 401-539-4653

If peaceful paddling is your passion, consider booking your vacation at this unique luxury resort

Set on thousands of magnificent acres of varied terrain, The Preserve Club & Residences can offer its guests exceptional experiences on land and water. Because of the resort’s location by the crystal-clear waterways of the Wood River Pawcatuck Watershed, guests can explore 57 miles of rivers, most of them ideal for flat-water paddling. The resort will provide equipment. Any additional gear you might wish to purchase can be found at the impressive Sporting Shoppe. After a day of paddling, treat yourself to one of the many other outdoor adventures at The Preserve, from fly-fishing and kayaking to rock-climbing and zip lining. Luxurious overnight accommodations range from glamping tents to signature suites, townhouses and cabins with impressive amenities.
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