Laurel Sojourn: October 29

Join us for an autumn paddling experience in Nanticoke Country, from the heart of Laurel, DE, to historic Phillips Landing. The Laurel Sojourn will cover close to 7 miles of Broad Creek. We have prices for rental kayaks from Quest Kayak, and prices for folks who want to bring their own boats.

You can start your day in Laurel with fresh-made donuts at The Laurel Coffee Shop, or enjoy breakfast at Britt’s Dutch Inn. We’ll paddle from Roger C. Fisher Park at 11:00 a.m. to Phillips Landing at the mouth of Broad Creek, for a portage back to Fisher Park. After your paddling sojourn has ended at around 4:00 p.m., join your fellow paddlers for drinks and dinner in town at Abbott’s on Broad Creek.


TITLE: Laurel Paddlers’ Sojourn from Fisher Park to Phillips Landing
TIME: 11:00 pm – 4:00 pm
MEETING LOCATION: Roger C. Fisher Park in Laurel, DE
END LOCATION: Roger C. Fisher Park in Laurel, DE
WATER BODY: Broad Creek
OUTFITTER: Quest Kayak
LIMITED TO: 20 participants
LEVEL: Moderate
COST: $40 solo kayak, $50 tandem kayak, $20 if you bring your own boat (please note: if you purchase a tandem kayak trip, you must bring a paddling partner with you)

Meet at Roger C. Fisher Park in Laurel, DE, for a paddle to Philips Landing to experience the autumn beauty of Broad Creek. Paddle this scenic, historic waterway, past the site of the 1904 train wreck (the only time in U.S. history when a train fell on a boat) to the historic shipbuilding community of Bethel, to our finish at Phillips Landing on the Nanticoke River, where Captain John Smith landed his shallop in 1608. Local guides will share the history of Broad Creek with you, and interpret the wildlife and native plants along this tributary of the Nanticoke.

The paddle will begin at Fisher Park and end at Phillips Landing. Quest Kayak will deliver you from Phillips Landing back to Laurel, for drinks and dinner at Abbott’s on Broad Creek.


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