Come for a peaceful night paddle into a remote campsite by Lake Drummond after work. We will meet at gravel lot at the canal boat launch, intersection of Route 17 and Ballahack Rd in Chesapeake at 6pm. Only about 25-30 minutes from downtown Norfolk. We will kayak an easy 4 miles down the canal via the Feeder Ditch in the dark to the campsite. Campsite is large, flat, grassy area where the canal meets Lake Drummond. Pole lights, picnic tables, and a bathroom facility is available, but the site is very remote and tent camping only. We will camp the night and cook hotdogs/have a drink.
The next morning we kayak back to the car about 9am. It's about a 2 1/2 hr paddle each way going at a slow pace. If you haven't been, it's a beautiful, remote area that is home to wildlife including black bears and lot's of history. You get the best of both worlds, paddling in by moonlight and stars along the narrow canal and then wake up to the wilderness scenery for a daylight return paddle.
Bring tent, sleeping bag, water and food for the night, headlamp and your favorite beverage if you wish.