River Parking & Directions

Each river trip has a different parking location/s. Please note that the South River trip has two options.

South River

Depending on the timing of the tides the South River trip leaves from either Rexhame Beach or the Keville Bridge on the Town Rail Trail in the center of Town. No matter where your trip is leaving from, you can choose either meeting point. Please arrive at either of the two meeting points listed below 15 minutes prior to your trip start time and we’ll either be there shortly to pick you up and bring you to the put-in, or we’ll be by at the trip start time because you’re already at the put-in. Alternatively, shuttles are available from Humarock, Green Harbor, & Brant Rock – please see the River Shuttles page (coming soon) for details.

Meeting Point 1 - no parking fee: on the Rail Trail directly behind Dandelion Park (1896 Ocean St.) and in the rear northwest corner of the CVS parking lot (1880 Ocean St.) next to the kiosk that highlights the river eco-system. There are 4 free Town parking lots within .2 miles of this meeting point listed below.

Four free Town lots: All four free lots are located in the center of Town, near the Keville Bridge put-in, within .2 miles walk of the Rail Trail kiosk meeting point.

1. 15 Library Plaza, 1837 Ocean St., Marshfield Ma – parking lot between the playground & library

2 & 3. Northwest & northeast lots at the corner of Snow Rd & Stratton Way

4. Southeast lot at the corner of Webster & Ocean Streets, in front of the Marshfield Skatepark. This is the closest lot to the Keville Bridge meeting point.

Meeting Point 2 - parking fee applies: the northwest corner of the Rexhame Beach parking lot, located at the end of Standish St. near 325 Standish St., by the basketball court and the large metal gate. Parking at Rexhame Beach is by parking sticker (Marshfield residents only), $15 non-resident day pass M-F, or $20 non-resident day pass Sat, Sun, & holidays. 

North River

North River Headwaters: Park at the Hanover canoe launch located near 98 Indian Head Rd in Hanover, just off Elm Street near Luddham's Ford Park.

North River Meanders: Park at the Marshfield Union St boat launch located 100 ft. North of 1361 Union Street in Marshfield on the North side of the road, in the historic Brooks Tilden Shipyard on the West side of the river. Norwell maintains a boat launch on the East side of the river here but has restricted access.

Upper North River: Park at the Hanover Canoe Launch located near 98 Indian Head Rd in Hanover, just off Elm Street near Luddham's Ford Park.