Oct. 8: Laurel to Phillips Landing

Sunday, October 8, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Join us for an autumn paddling experience in Nanticoke Country, from the heart of Laurel, Delaware, to historic Phillips Landing. This sojourn will cover close to 7 miles of Broad Creek. Along the way, your guide will help you identify the plants and animals of the creek, including Bald Cypress, Wild Rice, Bald Eagles, Wood Ducks, and more. You’ll learn about the 1904 train wreck of the Norfolk Express, and the world-famous sailing rams built in Bethel, DE, in the 19th century. We’ll also follow in the Nanticoke wake of two historic luminaries, Captain John Smith and Harriet Tubman. We’ll paddle from Roger C. Fisher Park at 10:00 a.m. to Phillips Landing at the mouth of Broad Creek, for a portage back to Fisher Park around 3:00 p.m. Experienced paddlers only for this trip, please!

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TIME: 10:00 pm – 3:00 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: 12 participants
LEVEL: Advanced
COST: FREE if you bring your own boat (please register by emailing Jim at dlitedirector@comcast.net), or $65/person for solo kayak

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