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The Kayak Centre Makes Waves as a Premier Kayak, Stand-Up Paddle
Board Store in Wickford Village, Rhode Island
Article and photos by
Eric Hurwitz. Page created on June 25, 2017.
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The Kayak Centre is not
only one of the best kayak and stand up paddle board shops in New
England, but has also brought back life to a historic landmark in
Wickford Village, Rhode Island.
When The Kayak Centre moved into its spectacular 6,000+ square ft. new
space, outdoor enthusiasts found an anchor for their outdoor recreation
activities. And Wickford Village finally saw a quality store take over
the legendary Ryan's Market with its community roots going back to the
Ryan's had, unfortunately, been closed for the past 10 years and the
Wickford Village's marvelous presence as one of the great coastal
villages in New England with its mix of delightful locally-owned
shops, scenic water views, and the highest concentration of historic
homes of any
town in the United States. It just didn't look right seeing a large
empty store in this idyllic North Kingstown village. For proof of the
village's wonderful vibe, let us digress for a second before landing
ashore back at this Kayak Centre article...
Main Street in Wickford Village, RI
Beautiful little park area in Wickford Village
Vibrant small town shopping scene in Wickford Village
Near The Kayak Centre on beautiful Brown Street
While The Kayak Centre has served Wickford Village and the State of
Rhode Island, in general, as a premier outdoor recreation shop at
various locations since the mid 1990s, the new location puts everything
together under one large roof. It's beautiful sight: a small town
business realizing the American Dream and for customers, the boating
equivalent of a kid going into a candy store. This is the place to go
in southern New England for kayak and stand up paddle board sales,
rentals, tours, instruction and an excellent selection of outdoor gear
and accessories. The staff really knows its stuff, as they "walk
the walk and talk the talk" as experienced paddlers.
The location couldn't be better, either. The Kayak Centre resides so
close to the peaceful waters in Wickford Village with its harbor or
more natural settings where the chance of being bothered by weekend
warriors and the "Joe Six-Pack" crowd is far less than in some other
Rhode Island locations...
It's really like the best of both worlds: buy or rent a kayak or stand
up paddle board at The Kayak Centre and enjoy the beauty of Wickford Village -- a
truly underrated New England coastal travel spot. It's nice to know
that The Kayak Centre is part of that wonderful community by providing
a much-needed, year-round service in its fantastic new digs!
The Kayak Centre is located at 70 Brown Street in
Wickford Village, RI. Tel. (401) 295-4400. Also, log onto The
Kayak Centre Facebook fan page for
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