Colleen McClare, Great Bay Discovery Center: (603) 778-0015
July 9, 2018

GREENLAND, NH – Join naturalists from the Great Bay Discovery Center in Greenland, NH, as we get up close and personal with the wildlife and habitats of Great Bay. The center is offering the following paddling events this summer. To register or for more information, please call (603) 778-0015.

Seven freshwater rivers flow into New Hampshire’s largest estuary, all possessing a unique charm. Throughout the summer, we will be exploring three of these seven rivers – their waters, birds, twists, and turns. Experience their enchanting beauty from the surface of the water in a kayak.

Lamprey River
Thursday, July 12, from 5:00 p.m until 8:00 p.m.
Beginning in downtown Newmarket, we will paddle the twists of the river until we reach the bay and following the tides back in, experience the active wildlife found in the approaching dusk.

Squamscott River
Wednesday, July 25, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Departing from Chapman’s Landing in Newfields, we will travel up the serene Squamscott River toward Exeter, exploring hidden creeks and experiencing a diversity of coastal wildlife.

Oyster River
Monday, August 6, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Launching from Jackson’s landing in Durham we will paddle the expansive Oyster River heading towards Little Bay, where we will turn and follow the tide back in.

Kayaks and all equipment are provided; some kayak experience necessary.
Cost: $45 per person, $40 for Great Bay Stewards members, $25 with own kayak

The estuary is teeming with wildlife in the hours leading up to sunset. Search for kingfisher, terns, osprey, great blue heron and more as the sun casts brilliant hues over the water.

Wednesday, July 18, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 2, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 15, from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Kayaks and all equipment provided; no prior kayak experience necessary.
Location: Great Bay Discovery Center Cost: $35 per person, $30 for Great Bay Stewards members, $25 with own kayak.

Also visit the Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve website at