DESCRIPTION: (includes instructions, what to bring, relative difficulties, interesting features, & carpooling directions)
By Popular Request – Once again we will attempt the paddle from Perryville Community Park to North East Community Park. Hopefully, the tides, wind and weather will be favorable. Low tide is at 10 am. We expect to paddle into North East on a rising tide.
We will meet [ready to shuttle] at the kayak launch in the Perryville Community Park at 9 am. Please have your kayaks and gear unloaded and ready to go before 9 am. The shuttle leaves promptly at 9 am. We are starting this paddle early as the winds are more favorable earlier in the day.
This paddle is nine miles long; we may encounter chop and wind. Thus, this trip is for advanced paddlers.
Please email Louise if you have any questions or are planning to join us – email@example.com
NOTE: Paddle cancelled due to small craft advisory on the Chesapeake Bay for Sunday, Oct 20.
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.