The best way
to explore the River is to rent a canoe for the
day at Foote Brothers, a small outfitter located
in Ipswich. The flat, daily rate of $30 per canoe
is expensive if you rent only for a few hours,
but it becomes quite reasonable if you spend the
day on the river, stopping for a picnic along
the way and maybe for an afternoon nap...
No paddling experience is necessary if
it is your first time on the water, the team will
teach you the basics (tip: if you sit at the rear
of the canoe, you can use your paddle as a rudder,
and steer by holding it along the hull and turn
it to go right or left).