Paddle for the Border

  • May 3, 2014 · 7:00 AM

*This trip is not affiliated with Northern Virginia Water Sports. It is a parks and recreations fund raiser sponsored by the City of Chesapeake, Virginia.*

Join 324 of your closest kayak and canoe buddies on this 7.2 mile scenic journey along the historic Dismal Swamp Canal. The canal features lots of wildlife and flora of all kinds. Some of your paddling buddies may have custom boats. Enjoy a hot meal and live entertainment at the take-out.

Registration opens 2Jan and fills quickly. Register through the link below. The 2013 trip cost $40 and included a shirt, hot meal and live entertainment. All skill levels are welcome. Safety boats constantly patrol the course.

Follow the link for more details and boat rental information.

http://www.cityofchesapeake.net/Government/City-Departments/Departments/Parks-and-Recreation-Department/events/special_events/paddlefortheborder.htm


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  • Ailene

    Boooo. I wish I was there. Another year I missed. Glad you had a great time!

    May 3

  • Patrick

    Couldn't have asked for better weather today.

    May 3

  • Ailene

    Paid but mom in hospital. Anyone want my spot?

    May 2

  • Ailene

    I paid to go..again, but my aging mother is in the hospital having a heart procedure today. Would anyone like to take my spot tomorrow? $20 only, pay me after. Pls let me know[masked] Thank you.

    May 2

  • Mary S.

    Hello Everyone. I am registered to go to the Paddle for the Border and have had a family conflict. Would anyone be interested in buying my ticket? The Chesapeake Parks folks said I can do that and notify them of the change and you'd have to complete a registration form. That is how I got to go last year. Let me know if you are interested in the ticket. Thanks! Mary

    April 17

    • Mary S.

      Thank you Patrick. I really look forward to this great paddle every year, but it is just not the year. I would love for someone else to enjoy it.

      April 19

    • Shellie R

      Mary, did anyone take your ticket? I could if I can rally up amother kayak. Call me at[masked]

      April 21

  • Shellie R

    colter and I are paid. What is everyone doing for hotel? I cant leave the Burg until Fri night. Elizabeth City is closest to launch?

    March 27

    • Mary S.

      Hi Shellie, actually Chesapeake is closest to the launch, about 7 or 8 miles away.

      1 · April 2

  • Ailene

    Paid

    January 15, 2014

    • Patrick

      Paid. Registration is still open as of 25Jan.

      January 25, 2014

    • Patrick

      And registration is $40 plus a $3.10 online processing fee.

      January 25, 2014

  • Kellie A.

    Wondering if the event is open to paddle boarders??

    January 21, 2014

    • Ailene

      When I was there 2 years ago, there were paddle boarders. The water was pretty flat.

      1 · January 21, 2014

    • Patrick

      Hi, Kellie. Prepare for cold water paddling. Last year the weather was drizzly with a sometimes cold breeze. And the water was cold, too. Keep in mind there is nowhere to stop along the way. Ailene is right, the water is flat and slow moving. Come on out and play!

      January 25, 2014

  • Patrick

    We can work out details for a caravan as the date gets closer. I drove down and back the same day in 2013. Others found accommodations near Chesapeake and in North Carolina.

    December 16, 2013

    • Ailene

      I may car camp the night before if I can find a campground close by.

      January 21, 2014

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