St Michael's - Paddle the Miles River

  • September 25, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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PADDLE PLAN:

Here’s a two-part-plus-restaurant paddle for those seeking an autumnal mid-week escape to the Eastern Shore.  It will include a more ambitious morning paddle (Part 1) of about 8 miles from the Oak Creek Bridge, into Newcomb Creek, northwest into Hunting Creek, where we’ll arc around Long Pt (Island), and then across the open water of Miles River to St. Michaels, an historic waterfront town.

We’re planning lunch at The Crab Claw, a waterfront restaurant at 304 Burns Street. They advise that they have a kayak-friendly floating dock. Sandwiches from $9 to $16, plus range of entrées, are available.

Our return (Part 2) of 4-5 miles will track the southern side of the Miles River with an optional turn into Spencer Creek. Expect a total distance for the day of 11-to-13 miles.

Open Water Paddling Note:  This is not a Beginner Paddle – because of the open water conditions (in the expansive Miles River) and the distances planned.  However, the low wind predictions suggest that general paddling conditions will be calm.

PUT-IN LOCATION:
Oak Creek Landing

7450 Station Road

Newcomb, MD 21653

(Heading west on MD Rt 33 - St. Michael's Rd., will be just left after crossing the Oak Creek Bridge)

Note:  MD State lists parking here for 13 cars and 11 trailers, plus “temporary” restrooms. Kayaks and car-top boats CAN launch without a ramp permit.

SCHEDULE:

Arrive at Oak Creek Bridge Put-In:  9:30am

On-Water Launch:  by 10 am

Lunch Stop:   About 12:45

Return to Put-In:  By 4 pm

WEATHER FORECAST (as of 9/24 a.m.): 

Partly Cloudy, high 75°F, 0% chance precipitation, Winds NNE at 5 mph

TIDES:

[masked]  9:04 AM EDT  1.41 feet  High Tide

[masked]  3:34 PM EDT  0.53 feet  Low Tide

 

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  • Denise P.

    Another terrific paddle with a great group of people! Dennis thanks for setting this up. I enjoyed the sign better when it read, "Ducks like Coke better than Crack." Who knew, they actually like "corn better than crackers"?

    September 26, 2013

  • Toni

    Oh... wish I could ... but kayak toting car is in the shop til Thursday.

    September 23, 2013

    • Ed

      Glad you made it!!

      September 25, 2013

  • Jaclin G

    Great, great day. Thanks Dennis!

    September 25, 2013

  • Ed

    Thank you for making it happen. It's hard to believe how beautiful a day we had, so scenic, great weather and fellow paddles. A nice lunch and Jaclin's practice wet exit and recovery were just icing on the cake.

    September 25, 2013

  • Lisa

    Beautiful day. Wonderful paddle. thanks Chuck and especially Dennis for all the prep work putting this together.

    September 25, 2013

  • Denise P.

    I will be there around 9:45.

    September 25, 2013

  • Chuck

    just a heads up that the address is wrong. The put in is located at the route 33 bridge that crosses Oak Creek just outside of St Michaels

    September 24, 2013

    • Dennis

      7450 Station Rd, Newcomb, MD -- or -- 25948 St Michaels Road, Newcomb, MD

      September 24, 2013

    • Dennis

      Or, in another variation, Bing.com lists the address as: 7450 Station Road, Easton, MD

      September 24, 2013

  • Ben

    It sounds like a great paddle on a beautiful day! I wish I could join you but work calls. I hope to be free next Wednesday.

    September 24, 2013

  • MaryB

    Jeez, Chuck, more notice next time! My house is about 1 mile from the Crab Claw! Can't make tomorrow, though - next time, we can do an overnight for anyone wanting to drive out early and I can host. If you have 2 hrs to spare either during or after the paddle, I highly recommend the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. It's next door to the Crab Claw and well worth the visit.

    September 24, 2013

  • Jaclin G

    So, I do get SOME days off and there are only so many nice days left in the year- aww heck I am going to go! Thanks for planning something I can't resist.

    1 · September 23, 2013

  • mike v.

    I have launched from the Oak Creek Bridge, it's a good launch and mid week I doubt there will be much power boat activity at the launch. I'm not sure if I can make this paddle,but hope to. I;ll RSVP when I know better.

    September 23, 2013

  • Lisa

    thanks Dennis & Chuck! Wonderful! you guys know how to plan a day!

    September 23, 2013

  • sherry k.

    It would be great if you could figure out a way for those of us not up to long opern water trip to maybe meet you for lunch and go to the end but we would need ride back to car.. just a thought???

    September 23, 2013

  • Chuck

    Thanks Dennis for putting together a great paddle plan for St Michael's. I can't wait to try it out.

    September 23, 2013

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