New Weymouth Landing Launch Ramp Opened July 11th, Updated with low tide images & downstream trip

Our state government can keep secrets better than the Obama White House.

My mother came back from a cribbage game with the ladies to inform me that a new ramp and parking area had opened next to the T parking lot for East Braintree Station.

Photoshop this sign, would I do that!

Think you can spot it? It’s on Commercial Street coming out of Weymouth Landing. Very convenient for me, five minutes from the house.

After leaving the ramp I took all these pictures upstream from the ramp. The Fore river  ends about five hundred yards from the ramp in that direction.

It’s going to be interesting to see how the Weymouth Police handle the parking at this park, it abuts the MTBA commuter parking lot, which I believe is $7 a day. The local streets are all posted for parking during the day to curb scofflaws.

I’ve never been on this part of the Fore River before, never been any place to park and put in. So, thanks to somebody.

Low Tide [warning, there will be mud]

Headed back down to the new ramp in Weymouth Landing to see what it looks like at low tide.  Because I know that the Fore River at Weymouth Landing can be very muddy.

It does look different…

I promised Mud

Oh, I see I shot the camera strap…

Downstream, (ten yards), there is an old boathouse with a rail-track down to the water. At low tide it provides firm footing until the water depth is sufficient to launch your water-craft.

In August, I took a trip downriver to the mouth. Not very pretty…

Very industrial, instructive if you have been wondering what’s on the other side of all the stockpiled cars to be seen from route 53.

From the larger end of the scale, shipwise.

To the smaller and cuter end…

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About On the North River

Forty years toiled in the Tel-com industry, married for 36 years widowed at sixty-one. Tea Party supporter. Do like to kayak, cook, take photos, bike, watch old movies and read.
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4 Responses to New Weymouth Landing Launch Ramp Opened July 11th, Updated with low tide images & downstream trip

  1. Geoff Goodale says:

    John,
    I have enjoyed talking with you when we met at the North River in our kayaks and more recently at the new Fore River put in in Weymouth Landing. You took some excellent pictures of the Great River Race–one of me–thanks!
    Geoff

    • Hi again! Thank you for your kind words, one thing about blog-ing that frustrates me is the lack of feedback in the form of comments on the blog. So I really appreciate every one I get.

      Sent from my Kindle Fire

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  2. Anonymous says:

    Hi John
    Came acros your blog, while googling for kayak launch points. Appreciate the wonderful information and pictures. Hope to kayak the North river next season, am into kayak angling. Thank you for your blog.
    Sam

    • You are very welcome.

      Did you think that this ramp is a strange place to put an kayak launching point? Very (old, run-down) industrial with nature hiding in the corners.

      Good luck with the fishing.

      John

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