Tuesday, November 01, 2005

the Great Bay

New Hampshire may not have much of a coastline to explore, but it has one Great Bay worth checking out. Great Bay-as in the largest estuary in New England. And this inland sea offers some of New England's best salt-water paddling. Saturated in history and teeming with prime wildlife habitat, much of the Great Bay remains relatively undeveloped. Remarkable when you consider that this ecological gem sits a mere one hour north of Boston. How is this possible? Most of the Bay's shoreline has been protected by agencies such as the Nature Conservancy, NH Fish and Game, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service. A good portion of the Great Bay is managed as the Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge. And thanks to New Hampshire's senior senator, Judd Gregg (R-NH) the refuge continues to grow in size. Want to know more? Check out Canoe and Kayak magazine's website for my feature story on paddling this special place. http://canoekayak.com