Wellfleet Harbor, Indian Neck, Blackfish Creek, Drummer Cove, Wellfleet
This trip can be done as described near to high tide. At lower tides, the entire trip cannot be done, but other side trips to Lieutenant’s Island or Loagy Bay can be added. At low tide, be careful to avoid the aquaculture along Indian Neck by paddling about ½ mile from the beach. In the summer season a Wellfleet sticker is needed to park at Indian Neck Beach, but Mayo Beach, where no sticker is needed, can be used as an alternate starting point.
Directions to the Launch: Take Pilgrim Spring Rd. off Rt. 6 (just past the fire-lookout tower) about 0.7 m to the junction where Cove Rd. joins from the right and Indian Neck Rd. goes straight; go straight 1.8 m to the intersection with Samoset Ave. on left; bear right staying on Indian Neck Rd. about another 0.3 m to the Indian Neck Beach parking area.
Trip Description: The trip is about 6-8 miles. Launch the kayaks at Indian Neck Beach, and turn left along Indian Neck. Paddle along Indian Neck in Wellfleet Harbor to its end and then around Field Point. This is about two miles.
Keeping the shore on the left, paddle into Drummer Cove and circumnavigate the cove. At high tide this is about 2 miles.
On leaving the cove, turn left to continue paddling further east into Blackfish Creek. If the tide is high enough to reach all the way to Rt. 6, this is about 1¼ miles.
Returning down Blackfish Creek, cross to Indian Neck, and continue down Indian Neck to the launch point.
As an optio nal extension on returning, bypass the launching point and paddle down the length of Indian Neck and into Wellfleet Harbor. Upon reaching Wellfleet harbor, there is the requisite stop at Mac's Seafood for ice cream. Then re-cross the harbor, round the point at the end of Indian Neck, and return to the launch point. This option adds about 1½ miles and an ice cream break.