May 19, 2014 · 10:30 AM
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EXPLORING NANJEMOY CREEK
Nanjemoy Creek flows into the Potomac River downstream from Mattawoman Creek on the Maryland side. It is reportedly home to the largest heron rookery on the East Coast. The Nature Conservancy owns a substantial tract of land on the creek.
It is a mile wide where it enters the Potomac but as you can see from the chart above there are also several longer narrow creeks that feed into the Nanjemoy. Exploring those smaller creeks will be the focus of this paddle.
This paddle is truly an exploration unless someone signs up to attend that knows a little more about the Nanjemoy than I do. I expect to paddle somewhere in the neighborhood of 12 to 16 miles with a stop off the water for lunch somewhere around the mid point.
Rental boats are available for this paddle at a $45.00 rate but due to the length, potential difficulty and exploratory nature of the paddle it isn't for everyone so you need request one by emailing Chuck.