Skip to main content

Adventure Kids Kayak Camp Makes Great Use Of Long Pond

Aug 02, 2014 04:40PM, Published by Paige Impink, Categories: Sports, Business, Today, Town Hall


Eric and Jonah paddle on Long Pond during Adventure Kids Kayak Camp.


Gallery: Adventure Kids Kayak Camp [5 Images] Click any image to expand.



Long Pond in Tewksbury is a ten-acre surface pond off of Whipple Road. The pond played host to Tewksbury kids participating in the Adventure Kids kayak camp this week- a partnership between Still River Outfitters of Bolton and the Town of Tewksbury. Tewksbury worked with Still River as part of an ongoing effort to encourage use of Tewksbury’s natural resources. In addition to Long Pond, the town has access points to the Shawsheen River, Bay Circuit Trail hiking paths, and extensive open space parcels available for residents to explore.

Along with safe paddling instruction, the kids learned how to perform water rescues, extensive team-based activities, and several trust-building exercises.  Paddlers explored inlets on Long Pond, found turtles, observed swans, and even foraged blueberries along the shoreline. Steve Sadwick, Community Development Director for the Town of Tewksbury and sponsor of the program noted “The utilization of the Town’s natural resources for passive recreational activities has significant benefits for all. The kayak experience on Long Pond will provide life- long memories for these kids. We encourage more residents to get out and enjoy the Town’s great natural resources.” 

Stay tuned for future opportunities to participate in organized activities in the town including some fall paddling and winter snowshoeing. Visit the town website at www.tewksbury-ma.gov and click on the left side of the page to find an alert option to receive Town News.


Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/yourtewksburytoday/ Follow us on Twitter at @TewksburyToday Follow us on Instagram at YourTewksburyToday

adventure kids still river outfitters kayak camp


It looks like we don't have any events for this date. You can always add an event.

  • Troop 49 Meeting

    06/27/2017
    07:00PM — 08:30PM

    Troop 49 meets weekly from 7-8:30 on Tuesday nights in St. Williams Parish Center, 1351 Main Stre...


It looks like we don't have any events for this date. You can always add an event.

  • Tap Dancing with Val

    06/29/2017
    08:45AM — 09:30AM

    A fun, beginner level tap class that works on rhythm and basic tap steps put to upbeat music from...


  • 2017 Wilmington Fun On The Fourth Carnival

    06/29/2017
    05:00PM — 09:00PM

    The 2017 Wilmington Fun on the Fourth carnival, run this year by Cushing Amusements, will be held...


  • Family Fun Fridays

    06/30/2017
    11:00AM — 12:00PM

    Come by today to attempt 5 challenges around the theme of BUILDING. Pick up your challenge sheet ...


  • 2017 Wilmington Fun On The Fourth Carnival

    06/30/2017
    05:00PM — 09:00PM

    The 2017 Wilmington Fun on the Fourth carnival, run this year by Cushing Amusements, will be held...