DESCRIPTION: (Wear appropriate clothing & bring water! Below are some special instructions: what to bring, relative difficulties, interesting features, & carpooling directions.)
This is a COVID-19 compliant paddle. We will be maintaining social distancing when possible and wearing face masks as necessary. Please bring a face mask, hand sanitizer, and your own pen to sign the liability/release form. Please bring a lunch to eat in your boat. The paddle is limited to 10 people and you must RSVP the leader (Rob McCue) via email to attend. RSVPs will only be accepted 6 days prior to the day of the paddle (i.e. starting Monday August 3). After 10 are signed up you will be placed on a waiting list.
There is no shuttle.
WHERE: Fairlee Creek
EXACT COORDINATES: 39.248874, -76.197178
NEAREST ADDRESS: 9837 Fairlee Cove Dr Chestertown, MD
General Information: Recreational: Fairlee Creek is a tidal tributary of the Chesapeake Bay. There is great lunch beach at the entrance, across from the marina. In the summer this is a very popular boat anchorage and we tend to not use it on weekends because of the crowds at the entrance. At high tide, we can paddle a long way back in the creek.
Difficulty & Must Haves: This is a relatively easy paddle as long as the wind does not pick up. A 12’ or longer boat is recom-mended. Basic kayak training with some follow on paddling is the only requirement for this paddle. We typically paddle 7-9 miles. Bring sunscreen, water, lunch, and all required paddle gear.
Nice to Have & Human Interest: For windy days a spray skirt is great to have. Numerous waterfowl, to include eagles are seen on the side creeks of Fairlee Creek. When travelling upstream to the headwaters, take the left fork to approach a large beaver dam.
Additional Notes & Shuttle Info: Closely adhere to the speed limit driving through the small towns.
No future events at this location
ADMIN FINALIZE: ACTUAL MILEAGE: PARTICIPANT COUNT: VOLUNTEER HOURS: EVENT CANCELLED: No