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Fall-Foliage Kayak Tour

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Want to view fall's foliage from a new perspective? Our relaxing, leaf-peeping kayak tour is a fun way to enjoy the brilliant colors of autumn reflecting off the water.
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Activity level: Easy
  • Minimum age: 10 (14 and under with parent or guardian)
  • Questions? Please call 1-888-552-3261

Course Description

Leave the leaf-peeping traffic behind and escape in a kayak where you can experience the vivid colors of fall's foliage from the water. After a short paddling demonstration, our expert instructors will lead you on an interpretive tour as you paddle our stable, solo kayaks. Our guides will share interesting facts about the area's history and surrounding wildlife. You'll also have the chance to see migrating waterfowl heading south, as well as fish feeding on the water's surface.

We will stop along the way to enjoy a complimentary snack.

All necessary paddling equipment is provided for this exciting tour.

L.L.Bean does not usually cancel events due to inclement weather. However, we reserve the right to cancel an event at any time due to severe weather, low enrollment or other concerns. If L.L.Bean cancels your event, you will receive a full refund for the cost of your reservation.

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*Synthetic clothing dries quickly and is the best choice for outdoor pursuits. Please do not wear cotton clothing. When wet, cotton rapidly robs the heat from your body and takes a long time to dry. We also recommend you dress in multiple layers, allowing you more flexibility to comfortably respond to the weather conditions and your level of exertion.

†Please call ahead if you plan to use your own equipment as it must pass inspection by L.L.Bean staff before use. If it's deemed unsuitable, we will provide you with the necessary equipment.

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What to Bring
  • Weather- and activity-appropriate clothing (preferably synthetic*)
  • Water shoes or shoes you don't mind getting wet (closed-toe recommended)
  • Personal prescriptions such as EpiPen or inhaler
  • One quart of water (no glass bottles)

  • Dry clothes for after activity
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Waterproof camera
  • 10-foot or longer recreational kayak, paddle and US Coast Guard-approved Type III PFD†

What We Provide
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Snacks
  • Use of all necessary paddling equipment: boats, paddles, PFD's, etc.
Average Ratings
5 / 5
October 19, 2020
Beautiful paddling day
The LL Bean Dedham staff provided an absolute gorgeous afternoon of serene paddling on the Charles River this past Saturday. Mark and Charlotte made us... more
South Shore, MA
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5 / 5
October 19, 2019
Perfect Fall Activity
This was our second kayak tour in a month with LLBean. We had Gery (for the second time) , Rebecca and Donna as guides for this foliage tour. They were... more
Nockamixon , PA
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2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
5 / 5
October 13, 2019
Kayaking on the Charles River
Both kayak guides, did an excellent job, very knowledgable and engaging. Kayaking on the Charles River was a great experience!
Dedham MA
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5 / 5
October 15, 2018
Consistently Excellent
This is my fourth Fall-Foliage Kayak tour and I must say that each and every one has been excellent. This was the largest group I have been with and having... more
Waltham, MA
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1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
5 / 5
October 18, 2017
Beautiful Trip
Had a wonderful time this past Saturday, October 14th with our instructor Barbara who was extremely knowledgeable about the Ringwood, NJ area and the preserve.... more
Staten Island, NY
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5 / 5
October 9, 2017
Fall foliage kayak paddle
This experience was exceptional. The "guides" were knowledgeable, friendly, helpful yet unobtrusive. The paddle was beautiful and pleasant.... more
Glastonbury CT
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5 / 5
November 2, 2016
Beautiful day on the James River
My wife and I had a wonderful day kayaking on the James River with our terrific instructor, Summer. The Pungo 120 kayaks were comfortable, easy to paddle,... more
Earlysville, VA
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1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
5 / 5
October 17, 2016
The perfect lovation
My family and I took this tour. We were really satisfied with Elizabeth and Rich. They are All about safety, nature, and fun. They brought snacks and we... more
Massapequa Park, NY
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1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
5 / 5
October 15, 2016
Our two guides, Matthew and Lily, are the best ever we've had. The tour is fun, informative with new techniques taught and learned. Would like to see longer... more
Barrington, Il
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2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
5 / 5
October 8, 2016
Excellent Tour
The Fall-Foliage Kayak Tour at Marlborough, Connecticut was outstanding. I highly recommend it. The tour guides, Rich and Calvin, were excellent. They... more
Farmington, CT
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2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
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