St Mary's City Paddle with St Marys' College Concert Picnic Afterwards

  • July 11, 2014 · 1:00 PM
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This trip has us paddling on the St Mary's River from the St Mary's College boat ramp to Tippity Witchity Island and back for a total paddle distance of about 8 miles.


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.

Basically the idea is to paddle from the St Mary's College boat ramp in the afternoon and then go to the free St. Mary's College Concert afterward before heading home.  Of course, if you can't stay... we understand.  But if you can stay, plan to bringing a picnic dinner (including wine, beer or the beverage of your choice) for the concert after the paddle.  We also discovered a number of food vendors on site and only brought beverages.  But, they do have beer, wine, and liquor vendors as well.  The information about the concert is listed below.

Concert IV: July 11:

A Night at La Scala di Milano

soprano, tba   tenor, tba
River Concert Series Chorus
Larry Vote, guest conductor

J. Strauss, Jr.   Die Fledermaus Overture
Act II Opening Chorus
Aria for soprano: Mein Herr Marquis
Act III Chorus Finale

G. Verdi           Overture to Nabucco
Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves

R. Wagner        Lohengrin- Bridal Chorus

G. Verdi            Overture to Macbeth
Macbeth- Witches’ Chorus

G. Puccini        Madama Butterfly: Soprano Aria

- Un bel di vedremo
Madama Butterfly- Humming Chorus

G. Verdi           La Traviata- “Overture”
ACT I: Chorus: “Si ridesta in ciel l’aurora”
ACT I: Soprano Aria: Sempre Libra
ACT I: Brindisi- “Libiamo ne’lieti calici”

(Drinking Song for Chorus and soloists)

Tenor Aria: De’ miei

bollenti spiriti

Yes this is all happening on a Friday so you need to be able to take off or play hooky.  Point Look out is also a bit of a hike at around 100 miles (St Mary's City only saves 10 Miles) from the Baltimore area.  The time is tentative but we will probably be starting sometime a little bit after lunch.

We will meet at St Mary's College boat launch at 1:00 pm for a 1:30 pm on the water time.

The concert starts at 7:00 pm. We should have plenty of time to load kayaks and relax before the drive up to St Mary’s City.

Some of us are planning on camping at Point Lookout State Park for the weekend.  There are a few of us planning on attending the St Mary's Paddle on Friday, the concert on Friday night,  Jake's Tiki Paddle at Solomon's Island on Saturday, and the Mallows Bay on Sunday.  This isn't a formal camping trip.  We will just all try to camp together and have a good time.  As of now I have sites reserved for us already in the Greens Point loop sites 94, 95, 96, and 97.  This year we opted for the the more expensive electric sites because they are near the water and there aren't as many bitey insects there!  We can put 3-4 tents on each site.  We might have to park some cars at the overflow site.  I may decide to go down Thursday night, earlier, if others are interested.  Price per person will be based on the number of people per site.

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  • Shellie R

    Loved this paddle and the little history lessons. Thank you for a wonderful day. Love the folks in this group.

    July 16, 2014

  • Kathie

    This was a terrific trip - and I'm very grateful that Chuck and Kimmie put this all together - It was soooo well organized! Many thanks and kudos!!! I look forward to seeing the folks again soon:)

    July 13, 2014

  • kathy

    Chuck ,
    Many thanks for waiting for us . It was a beautiful day. Love your boats. Kathy and Mark.

    July 13, 2014

  • Bobbe

    A paddle filled with memorable moments.....pirate ship that set sail....sandbar that felt like we were all walking on water.....picnicking under the perfect shade tree......lots of wildlife and of course fun people....those last 2 may be one in the same! ;) Thank you Chuck & amazing day!

    1 · July 13, 2014

  • Cindy

    My first time paddling St. Mary's, it's now one of my favorites! Thank you Chuck and Kimmie for organizing a perfect day on the water and an old replica sailboat for entertainment. Loved seeing all the birds. Great seeing everyone.

    1 · July 12, 2014

  • Stephen

    Great group of people to paddle with.

    July 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    So many osprey babies in nests this year! And lots of baby fish by the shore line. Great people, great paddle! Thanks Chuck and Kimmie!

    1 · July 12, 2014

  • Ed

    Very disappointed I'm not going to be able to get there in time!!! Dr. appointment I made for first thing morning ran very late. Have fun!

    July 11, 2014

  • Becky

    I was looking forward to seeing old friends but I need to stay close and help my daughter. See you on the water soon!

    July 10, 2014

  • Terri L.

    Chuck, I will hopefully be creating a new kayaker Friday night--my 15 year old.

    July 8, 2014

  • Regina

    Hi, Looking forward to the paddle. I left my life vest last season and Chuck found it. Can you be sure to bring it along on this event? Regina

    July 8, 2014

  • Terri L.

    Any deals for renting for all three events?

    July 3, 2014

    • Kimmie

      Typo on my part.

      July 5, 2014

    • Kimmie

      Terri will you be camping????

      July 6, 2014

  • Kathie

    Several kayakers are interested in camping - are there any definite plans?

    July 6, 2014

    • Kimmie

      Yes you can read more about them in the main write up about the paddle. If you are interested just let me know in the postings or email me.

      July 6, 2014

    • Kimmie

      Kathie I already had you signed up for camping.

      July 6, 2014

  • Kimmie

    For those camping, I was waiting for final count to send detail letter. I will send it tonight I do hVe everybody who posted taken care of.

    July 6, 2014

    • Kimmie

      They prefer you camp in tents. The motels are right near the concert or relatively close. The camping is at least a 20-30 min drive from concert.

      July 6, 2014

    • Kimmie

      At this point the camping is full.

      July 6, 2014

  • sherry k.

    interested in staying over but in the comfort of a motel.. or are there cabins? too far to try and drive back...any one know what options available. sherry

    July 5, 2014

    • Kimmie

      The closest motels would be at Mary's city or leonardtown Basically 20-30 minutes away from campground. I don't know if there any cabins. You could call park

      July 5, 2014

  • Terri L.

    Any rental "deals" for all 3 paddles this weekend? They all sound great!

    July 3, 2014

  • Ed

    May camp too

    July 2, 2014

  • Randy

    I would be interested in camping on Thursday.

    July 1, 2014

  • Gail D.

    I am interested in camping

    June 10, 2014

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