The River Cities

Water Sports



When you paddle the Merrimack River, whether it’s up river in the quiet shallows north of Methuen or in the coastal marshes, you can see a wide variety of wildlife and landscapes. Joppa Flats and the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge in Newburyport provide exceptional opportunities for kayaking.

Newbury Kayak and Canoe

291 High Street (Rt. 1A)
Newbury, MA

Newburyport Kayak

92 Merrimac Street
Newburyport, MA


Methuen Crew is a program of Essex Rowing Club, Inc. and is the scholastic rowing team for students in the Methuen Public School District. The team practices on the Merrimack River and competes against teams from across New England. The Essex Rowing Club, Inc. also offers affordable rowing opportunities to the public.