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Tour the Shore Kayak Adventure Series – May to September 2017

May 2 - September 28

Midshore Riverkeeper’s Tour the Shore Summer Kayak Series Released

MRC invites you to join us in exploring local rivers in our 3rd annual Tour the Shore Kayak Series. Tour the Shore is open to the public and enables community members of all ages and paddling abilities to rent a kayak, or bring their own, for a guided tour of the many creeks and rivers that make the Eastern Shore so unique. MRC values the time spent on the water connecting people to the waterways they drive past every day.

This year MRC is introducing new paddles to the roster that highlight narrow creeks, flooded forests, and sunken marshes. Check out the paddle schedule below and contact Suzanne Sullivan at Suzanne@midshoreriverkeeper.org or call 443-385-0511. Spaces and kayaks are limited, so reserve now

 

Date: Tuesday, May 2

Time: 2 PM – 5 PM
Location:
Tuckahoe State Park – paddle the upper Tuckahoe River through a flooded forest filled with swamp maples, black gum, and green ash trees rooted in the sandy soil. A beautiful paddle when spring will be showing itself through floral blooms and emerging wildlife.

Date: Friday, June 16
Time:
10 AM – 2 PM
Location:
Blackwater Wildlife Refuge – pack a lunch and prepare to paddle one of the Eastern Shore’s most famous marsh systems, and for good reason. Borrow MRC’s binoculars for eagle sitings and the tour will stop off at a small island for lunch.

Date: Friday, July 21
Time:
10 AM – 1 PM
Location:
Upper Choptank – leave from Greensboro and paddle past red clay riverbanks and gravely stream beds. 

Date: Friday, August 18
Time:
10 AM – 1 PM
Location:
Windyhill Landing – cross the Choptank to paddle the narrow and winding Skeleton Creek as it transitions from a brackish marsh to fresher waters with corresponding changes in plant and animal species.

Date: Friday, September 22
Time:
1 PM – 4 PM
Location:
Miles Creek – explore this undisturbed creek in Talbot County when pickerel weed and groundsel tree are beautifully blooming.

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Start:
May 2
End:
September 28
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