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New Hampshire Summer Kayak Programs

GREENLAND, N.H. — The NH Fish and Game Department’s Great Bay Discovery Center at 89 Depot Road in Greenland, NH, is offering the following paddling events this summer.

For more information or to register, call (603) 778-0015.

After-Work Exploration around Adams Point
Relax after work by kayak! Adams point has a unique history and stunning views; unwind from the beginning of the week and gain momentum for the rest of your week on the water!
Date: June 14 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Adams Point, Durham, NH
Cost: $45 per person, $40 for Great Bay Stewards members, $35 with own kayak

Summer Solstice Lunch on the Bay
Celebrate the first day of summer with a refreshing paddle on the bay! Bring a bagged lunch and your swimsuit; we will be stopping for lunch and a swim!
Date: June 21 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Great Bay Discovery Center
Cost: $35 per person, $30 for Great Bay Stewards members, $25 with own kayak

Sunset Birding
The estuary is teeming with wildlife in the hours leading up to sunset. Join our naturalists and search for kingfisher, terns, osprey, great blue heron and more as the sun casts brilliant hues over the water.
Dates: June 30 from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.; August 15 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.; August 28 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Great Bay Discovery Center
Cost: $35 per person, $30 for Great Bay Stewards members, $25 with own kayak

NEW! Down the Lamprey
The Lamprey River is one of seven rivers that flow into the Great Bay. Follow the tides and the bends of the river from Newmarket to where it joins the estuary, spying great blue heron and other wildlife unique to this habitat.
Date: July 15 from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location: Newmarket, NH
Cost: $45 per person, $40 for Great Bay Stewards members, $35 with own kayak

NEW! Science on the Bay
Join naturalists and experts from the NH Fish and Game Department and the University of New Hampshire as we get up close and personal with the wildlife, habitats, and current research in Great Bay. Each Monday, we will feature a different expert.
“All about Horseshoe Crabs” with Beth Heckman, Assistant Education Coordinator, Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (GBNERR)
Date: July 10 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

“The Future of Our Marsh” with Rachel Stevens, Stewardship Coordinator, GBNERR
Date: July 24 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m
“Monitoring the Bay” with Christopher Peter, Research Technician, Jackson Estuarine Laboratory
Date: July 31 from 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

“Exploring Eelgrass” with Kalle Matso, Coastal Science Program Manager
Date: August 7 from 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Great Bay Discovery Center
Cost: $35 per person, $30 for Great Bay Stewards members, $25 with own kayak

Lunch on Little Bay (Adams Point)
Bring a packed lunch and your sense of adventure as we paddle the serene waters of Little Bay.
Date: July 22 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Adams Point, Durham, NH
Cost: $45 per person, $40 for Great Bay Stewards members, $35 with own kayak

Great Bay Stewards Paddle at Odiorne State Park
Bring your kayak and join the Great Bay Stewards, the Friends Group to the Great Bay Discovery Center, to learn how they have made huge strides in protecting the Bay!
Date: August 19, time to be determined
Location: Odiorne State Park
Cost: FREE for Great Bay Stewards members; $35 if not a member, with membership included