Driftway launching ramp, gateway to The Spit in Scituate MA

A tad windy but still a good day to get out on the river. When the tide is low the Driftway is a good spot to go in. Firm sand and gravel all the way down to the water and enough depth to the Herring River (tributary of the North River) to launch a car-top craft at any time.

By kayak, The Spit is twenty to thirty minutes from launch. The Spit in Scituate is a sand bar that at low tide uncovers a broad expense of clean sand.


In the summer, it’s the most densely packed marina on the coast.


Now, in the Summer!! The Driftway launching ramp  and  The Spit.


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. 67 years old and have a new girlfriend!
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7 Responses to Driftway launching ramp, gateway to The Spit in Scituate MA

  1. Mark W says:

    Enjoy your web-site especially the short articles and photos of the N. River. May visit with my kayak.

    • Hope you do, it’s a great river.
      We’re now getting into that time of year when I feel that I’m sharing the water with a lot, I mean, a lot of other boats. This last winter was so mild that I didn’t put the kayak away but kept going out all winter. Had it to myself, so to speak.

      Enjoy this season and may it be another long and safe one.

      • Anonymous says:

        Is there a way to access this by land? any idea where the access would be ??

        • Off Route 3a at the rotary near the Old Oaken Bucket pumping station (which is about 2.5 miles (North) from the North River bridge between Scituate and Marshfield.) The Driftway road is directly east out of the rotary and the parking area is one mile on the right.

  2. Recently I received an odd comment on the About page. Someone complaining that I was publishing one of his photos, he described a boat and #12 buoy in Scituate. Well I think this must be the post and the photo he was looking at. I know that this photo is mine since I have the original image on my computer, the data properties list my old Cannon Powershot as the camera that captured the image.

    So I’m putting this information here in case he wanders by again. No problemo “Dude”.

  3. Mike says:

    Hey all, new to boating next season. Looking at a noaa chart if I was coming for example from around the Cole Parkway Marina or Mill Wharf Marina what way would I go would I have to enter via the Herring River as it seems its shallow through the new inlet area etc.

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