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- $55 for a three-hour kayaking tour for two, Thurs.–Sun., including all equipment (up to a $110 value)
- $99 for a three-hour kayaking tour for four, Thurs.–Sun., including all equipment (up to a $220 value)<p>
During three-hour outings, American Canoe Association certified guides escort groups over flat waters, helping paddlers of all skill levels master proper navigation and safety techniques. They equip paddlers with kayaks, paddles, flotation devices, and whistles, as well as dry bags for stowing personal items. Most tours run Thursday–Sunday from May 1 to October 31 during fair weather, departing at 9 a.m., 1 p.m., and at sunset (between 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. depending on the time of year) from the northwest corner of the Norton Reservoir. A limited number of tours are also available Monday–Wednesday.
Norton Kayak Company’s rates vary based on age.<p>
Norton Kayak Company
After winding its way past Foxborough and Mansfield, the Rumford River gurgles to a brief rest in the Norton Reservoir where 530 acres of shallow waters ebb around coves and a small cluster of islands. Amid the bald eagles and ospreys that frequent the reservoir's edges, the instructors of the Norton Kayak Company lead kayaking expeditions from May 1 to October 31. Whether undertaking everyday tours or hatching special seasonal trips to watch the harvest moon or celebrate holiday weekends, instructors make sure that paddlers of all ages and ability levels stay safe and engaged. Since the leaders depend on Mother Nature for their livelihood and letters of recommendation, they enforce a carry-in/carry-out practice that ensures guests leave no litter behind.