Category: Eastern Shore Kayaking

Bald Cypress Luck

The Delmarva Peninsula is lucky. We straddle the northern most range of the bald cypress tree. This means we have beautiful cypress swamps to paddle, and in our case a cypress swamp just twenty minutes away in Delaware’s Trap Pond State Park. We began our kayaking season this […]

The Beaches of Tizzard Island

Launching from the Taylor’s Landing boat ramp, near Girdletree, MD, offers a number of paddling options including a new, to us, paddle to Tizzard Island on May 27th, 2019, Memorial Day. Our favorite paddles from Taylor’s Landing head two miles southeast to circumnavigate Mills Island, or hug the […]

Wind Damage on Broad Creek

On May 7th we drove to Laurel, Delaware for a one way paddle downstream on Broad Creek to Phillips Landing Recreation Area. Ths is a beautiful part of Delmarva and a favorite kayaking destination which always furnishes surprises. On April 15th, 2019 an EF-2 tornado touched down between […]

Kayak Volunteers Needed

We’ve been asked to share this information and are happy to do so. The Maryland Freedom Swim supports Shore Rivers Association and the Dorchester County YMCA. Kayak volunteers needed for the Maryland Freedom Swim on May 11th, 2019. This swim is 1.7 miles across the Choptank River at […]

Return to Willis Wharf

Last fall we launched at Willis Wharf, Virginia for the very first time and enjoyed paddling the scenic Machipongo River, which is not really a river but a large tidal creek.  The summer of 2018 found us returning to Willis Wharf with family kayakers on a beautiful sunny […]

Paddling Stickers

The United States Coast Guard, and local officials, spend time and money searching for the owners of kayaks and canoes found drifting. Oftentimes these boats washed away from their moorings due to tide change. Low cost stickers placed on paddle craft allow officials to easily identify an owner […]

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