Paddle the Baltimore Inner Harbor

 

Paddle the Baltimore Inner Harbor

(RSVP's for this event open Monday May 27th at 9:00 PM)

 

The actual attendance limit for this paddle is 30 paddlers.  6 spots have been set aside for people who will be renting kayaks.  If you are a renter on the waiting list I will move you to the attending list.   Those spots not filled by renters 24 hours before the paddle will be filled with members on the waiting list who have paid the voluntary dues.  Everyone has the same chance to sign up for the first 24 slots. 

We did this paddle back in April but I've had several requests to repeat it from people who couldn't make that trip.  Thanks to the cooler spring the water quality in the Inner Harbor should still be good so let's go one more time before it gets not so good.  This is perhaps the most unique and interesting paddle we do.

We will be on the water at 10:30 AM from Canton Waterfront Park in Baltimore's Inner Harbor.  Please plan to arrive with plenty of time to have your boat and gear ready to launch promptly at 10:30 AM.  Pull up to the boat ramp, drop off your boat and gear and then park in the lot a couple hundred yards away.

This should be a fun and interesting paddle in the Inner Harbor.  We will cross from the park to Fort McHenry and then navigate the edges of the harbor in a clockwise direction for a total of around 6 or 7 miles before returning to the park.  The stark urban industrial setting of the Baltimore Harbor is an extremely different and very intersting change from most of the other places we paddle.

Pack a snack for a rest stop on the water and consider joining the group for lunch at Nacho Mamas or one of the other great restaurants in Canton after the paddle.  We should be back to the take out around 2:00 PM.

There are rental kayaks which include a paddle and PFD available for this paddle at the weekend rate of $50.00.  To reserve one just answer the kayak rental questions when you RSVP.

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  • Chuck

    Perfect seems to be the word for this paddle. You can see why in some of the pictures people posted. Boris' panorama shots of the day are pretty perfect. Thanks for coming everyone

    1 · June 16, 2013

  • Ron

    Really fun time on the water. Chuck's knowledge of the harbor was evident and enjoyed the route. A memorable paddle, but my favorite was paddling Baltimore's Grand Canyon & our snack break with live music. Fun, helpful people, great group, and nice that Chuck's son was along.

    June 16, 2013

  • Jean

    What a beautiful day out on the water, and take in some people watching along the route.

    June 16, 2013

  • Julie

    Perfect in every way: friends, music, food, weather, leaders, food, oops did say food :-) There was lots of good food.

    June 16, 2013

    • Kimmie

      The food was good. Thanks Sean for the crab dip.

      June 16, 2013

  • Mark

    THAT was fun! Fun group of people. And music! :)

    June 15, 2013

  • annie m.

    Perfectly perfect trip. Next time I won't pack my snack in the bulkhead.
    This group is so friendly, however, that there were tons of goodies going from boat to boat during our rest for a Buffett band. Thanks Chuck and John and Kimmie.

    June 15, 2013

  • Yoshiko

    Baltimore Inner Harbor paddle-one of my favorite place.
    Lunch/Dinner @ Claddagh Pub -Fun
    Thank you, John for the crab dips-Yumm
    Thank you, Chuck-and Kimmie
    Happy Father's day!!!!! (^0^)/

    June 15, 2013

    • Yoshiko

      Yogurt -perfect, thank you, Larry :)

      June 15, 2013

  • Louis S.

    Perfect! It's an intriguing and delightful location that I found surprisingly easy to navigate. Who could ask for more than this with this group of friendly and helpful participants and terrific leaders? Did I say it was perfect?

    June 15, 2013

  • Becky

    It was a fantastic paddle. I really enjoyed the band when we stopped for our snack!

    June 15, 2013

  • Ben

    I'm sorry I won't be able to join you. I love paddlin' the Inner Harbor but I'll be on a PATC work trip instead.

    June 13, 2013

    • Julie

      We always miss you Ben but we are trying to share you, especially to the groups that make our world a better place :-) See you next time.

      June 15, 2013

    • Ben

      Thanks Julie! Have fun today, it looks like a beautiful day to be outdoors.

      June 15, 2013

  • Lynda M.

    :( Still dealing with a bad cough... I will catch it next time :)

    June 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      We'll miss you!

      June 15, 2013

    • Julie

      Take care! We miss you already and can't wait to see your smiling face once the antibiotics do their job. If you need any chicken soup, just let us know. Have soup, will travel:-)

      June 15, 2013

  • annie m.

    Unclear from the map where in the Canton Waterfront park we're heading. BWT Dock or what looks like a place on the water farther East in the park. Thanks for the spot!

    June 14, 2013

  • Kari F.

    I cannot attend tomorrow. Thanks, Kari

    June 14, 2013

  • Chuck

    In honor of the Father's Day holiday weekend, Fearless Leader Junior says he's coming too. I might note that the commitment of a 24 year old male to do something with his father can be a bit tenuous but I think he will actually show up for this or the paddle on Sunday. Be sure to tell him how great his dad is! :)

    1 · June 14, 2013

    • Kimmie

      I already have!

      June 14, 2013

  • Cathy N

    I am so bummed, but did something to my shoulder.

    June 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Well, there goes my fun Saturday on the water. Someone gets to paddle in my place. The next time, I'm going no matter what.

    June 14, 2013

  • Louis S.

    Looking at Google Maps, it looks like you enter the waterfront at 3200 Boston St, and exit at 3100 or 3200. The 3001 address looks just a walking path only on Satellite view. Is this correct? Also, can you park there at the waterfront between 3100 and 3200?

    June 14, 2013

  • Greg

    Had to cancel due to a schedule change with my kids.

    June 14, 2013

  • Mark

    Just curious, in the event of bad or threatened bad weather, how is the group notified an event is cancelled?

    June 12, 2013

    • Chuck

      Hey Mark - I will send an email on Friday with answers to all of your questions including weather. I will note that this is kayaking we're talking about here and I guarantee that you're going to get wet bad weather or not. Hang in there with me. Your answers are coming. :)

      June 13, 2013

  • elaine g.

    All this rain makes me want to go down a river.

    June 12, 2013

    • Chuck

      I'm pretty sure I know how to make that happen. Can you play hooky on Friday?

      June 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi. I just received an email stating that I was confirmed for the paddle. Does this mean I'm actually in (rental boat and all), or was this just a confirmation of my waitlist request? This is my first trip with this group. I don't want to get my hopes up. Thanks!

    June 10, 2013

    • Chuck

      That means you're on board for the paddle, rental boat and all Susan. I always send out a letter with all the details the attendees need to know the day before the paddle. Stay tuned for that.

      June 10, 2013

  • Mark

    Just confirmed. YAY! :). Reminder I need to rent a kayak + paddles. I'll bring money $.

    June 10, 2013

  • Gregory S Pokrywka M.

    sorry , have to back out to move daughter.

    June 10, 2013

  • Andy E.

    Hi Chuck, I'm going to need to rent a kayak.

    May 29, 2013

    • Chuck

      Gotcha covered on that Andy.

      May 29, 2013

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