The Nemasket River flows northward from the Assawompset Pond Complex through Middleborough Center to the Taunton River. The Nemasket is part of the Native American canoe passage known as the Wampanoag Canoe Passage which connects the south shore of Massachusetts Bay to Mount Hope Bay in Rhode Island.
The Nemasket River offers a pleasant, meandering trip through forests and meadows. Around every turn in the gently flowing river, birds and other wildlife abound. With its clear water and absence of houses, the Nemasket offers one of the most enjoyable trips in the Taunton River watershed. There is one section of quickwater and whitewater between Wareham Street and East Main. The Nemasket is passable for canoes and kayaks at all normal water levels and contains the largest herring run in Massachusetts.
Photo courtesy of Nicole Jacquelyn Photography and Design.