Norton Kayak Company

Enjoy the scenic views of the 530-acre Norton Reservoir on a kayak tour with Norton Kayak Company. Groups will enjoy paddle tours, fishing trips, and more on the reservoir while spotting wildlife such as osprey and bald eagles. Kayak trips include personal floatation devices, paddles, and a dry bag for your gear, as well as paddling technique and safety lesson from one of Norton Kayak Company’s American 
Canoe and Kayak Association-certified instructors. The time and length of your tour can be customized to your group’s needs. Kayakers of all experience levels are welcome. Inquire about group rates.
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Contact Info
Address: 237 Mansfield Ave., Norton, MA 02766. Bristol County. Tel: 508-740-7728. Email: Website: Hrs: Vary. Contact:
Trip Info
Grade Level: 4th-College. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Self-Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 3 hours. Cost: Fee. 

Kayaking and Rafting Fun Facts

Ever wonder how a small life jacket can keep your larger body afloat? An object displaces water, which pushes back and causes buoyancy (the more water you displace, the greater the force that pushes back). A life jacket is filled with a very light material, so it can displace a lot of water in comparison to its weight, meaning it will float high on top of the water and keep your head above the surface.

Next time you take a rafting trip, think about the physics involved: learn about how things float, the force and torque from the water and paddle, and the logistics of crossing running water. Most guides can also give you interesting facts about the river in which you are rafting, its history, and the surrounding wilderness. Don’t stop asking questions!