DESCRIPTION: (Wear appropriate clothing & bring water! Below are some special instructions: what to bring, relative difficulties, interesting features, & carpooling directions.)
This is a CORVID-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 (Wes Young) via email to attend. RSVPs will only be accepted 6 days prior to the day of the paddle (i.e. starting Sunday July 12). After 10 are signed up you will be placed on a waiting list.
This paddle will not be the usual one around Furnace Bay and up Principio Creek to the railroad bridge because the tide would not allow it. The paddle will be around Carpenters Point into the North East River and return. A boat 12’ or longer is necessary, and a skirt is recommended.
There is no shuttle.
WHERE: Perryville Community Park
EXACT COORDINATES: 39.547575, -76.047173
NEAREST ADDRESS: Perryville Community Park Dr Perryville, MD
General Information: Recreational: Perryville is a very pretty paddle in the northernmost edge of the Chesapeake Bay. There are osprey and eagles that live in the area and a beautiful old railroad bridge. We paddle out of the kayak launch site in Perryville Community Park across Mill Creek and Furnace Bay to Carpenter’s Point and the Northeast River. Lunch is on one of the sandy beaches.
Difficulty & Must Haves: It can be a fairly long paddle of about 9 miles and it can be windy. In July through October, aquatic weeds cover the area and make paddling difficult. Long boats, 14 ft or more, make this paddle a lot easier and a skirt is generally recommended. We modify this trip in the early season to accomodate beginning paddlers and shorter boats by decreasing the length to 6 miles with lunch at the end of the paddle. The area is popular with fishermen and there is a fair amount of powerboat traffic. The water is tidal and must be paddled at high tide.
Nice to Have & Human Interest: We can usually depend on seeing lots of wildlife: eagles, osprey, an occasional deer.
Additional Notes & Shuttle Info:
No future events at this location
ADMIN FINALIZE: ACTUAL MILEAGE: PARTICIPANT COUNT: VOLUNTEER HOURS: EVENT CANCELLED: No