TIME: 10:00am - 3:00pm (prompt start, estimated end)
Paddlers should arrive by 10 AM to unload and prepare to launch by 10:30. We will paddle around the perimeter of Fairlee Creek, a trip of about six and one-half miles. The trip should take about two hours. Fairlee Creek is an area that is protected from more serious water conditions and is suitable for paddlers of any capability. Since the paddle is relatively short, we will paddle and return to the launch for lunch. An opportunity exists to continue paddling after this if anyone is so inclined.
Please email the leader to attend with any equipment needed and include your cell number.
Also, please review the newest Covid-19 policy: WTC Pandemic Safety – Wilmington Trail Club.
There is no shuttle.
9837 Fairlee Cove Dr
Chestertown, MD 21620
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.
- Fairlee Creek MD - 06/18/2023 - 10:00am - 3:00pm
EVENT CANCELED: No