Who we are
We are a friendly network of paddlers based on the North Shore of Massachusetts. Our common love of sea kayaking brings together members hailing from Connecticut to Southern Maine and beyond. We range from casual paddlers to racers, bird watchers to surfers, day-trippers to expedition adventurers and everything in between. Whether you are a novice to the sport or a “hard-core” veteran, we have activities for you.
Our volunteer trip initiators post dozens of trips every year, offering different:
• Challenges - From a leisurely flat-water paddle to open ocean thrills
• Locations - From Cape Cod to Casco Bay and beyond
• Themes. Summer solstice, fall foliage, seal watching, skill building
We’re also a non-profit organization with a goal of helping paddlers understand and manage the risks inherent in sea kayaking through peer learning and community interaction. We are organized for educational purposes under the 501C3 section of the Internal Revenue Code and believe strongly in the need for personal responsibility on the water. We support each other to build our skills and become more educated paddlers. We are also a "Member Club" with the Maine Island Trail Association, and are the stewards of two MITA islands in Casco Bay. Most club activities combine the fun of paddling with the joy of learning.
What We're Not:
The NSPN is not an outfitter. NSPN members who volunteer to initiate trips or other activities are not professional guides nor instructors.
Paddle with us!
We provide a public forum for paid members to announce NSPN CAM trips as well as Show and Go trips so anyone can invite others to join in.
Come paddle with us!
Learn with us!
We reach out to the community through collaboration with harbormasters and the Coast Guard and assist in programs to introduce children and the disabled to kayaking. We help protect our marine environment through cleanup projects.
Come learn with us!
Join us and participate in our next event!
Joining on our web site is a two step process: first you have to register to use our
message board; once you've done that, you can complete the process to become a
dues paying member.
Come Join NSPN!