Prime Hook Wildlife Refuge

Summer 2020 update: Returning to this location in 2020 we discovered the upper reaches of this paddle had begun to fill with silt. While it was possible to navigate through the area paddling became more difficult. We’ve agreed this area is no longer quality kayaking and we will […]

Kayaking Swamps

Trap State Park near Laurel, DE features some of the northernmost cypress swamps. It’s one of our favorite places to paddle. In Canoe and Kayak Magazine I recently found “8 Swamp Paddling Getaways” . While it doesn’t include Trap State Park their swamps are definitely worth visiting. For […]

E. A. Vaughn Wildlife Area

The E.A. Vaughn Wildlife Area can be accessed from several locations, the most convenient being Taylor’s Landing at Girdletree, MD. Numerous choices for paddling exist and on this spring day we chose to visit Scarborough Creek and Pikes Creek, for a trip totaling 9 miles. After launching from […]

Broad Creek Osprey Alley

Broad Creek in Western Sussex County, DE offers beautiful kayaking with easy access.┬áRoger C. Fisher River Park on 6th St. in Laurel, DE offers parking, port a potties, and paved ramps. Eight miles downstream, just before Broad Creek meets the Nanticoke River, is Phillips Landing State Park with […]

Kayak Season 2017

With the temperatures rising, and the winds diminishing, could it be true that kayak season 2017 is about to begin? During 2016 we continued to explore areas close to our new home in Coastal Delaware. While we haven’t written about many of those places our goal in 2017 […]

Dividing Creek Cypress Swamp

Located off the Pocomoke River, just upstream from Pocomoke City, MD, Dividing Creek featured a quiet paddle through a cypress and hardwood swamp. We found our put in at the Winter Quarters Golf Course Landing on Winter Quarters Drive. If driving south on US 13 Winter Quarters Drive […]

Expanding Kayak Fleet

Grandchildren and family who want to try kayaking resulted in additions to our kayak fleet this year. An Ocean Kayak Venus 11 Sit On Top and Cascadia Tandem, both from LLBean, joined our Wilderness System Tarpon 160is. Advertised as a woman’s kayak easily loaded onto car racks the […]

Assateague National Seashore

Kayaking Assateaque National Seashore never fails to produce an abundance of wildlife. Anyone can see one of the wild ponies in the parking lots foraging for food. Kayakers see the wild ponies in their more natural environment along the shoreline, and in the shadows of the wooded areas. […]

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