Past Meetup

Birding, Picnic and Sunset/Moonrise Paddle on Cedar Creek Lake

This Meetup is past

34 people went

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Rating: ( Beginner, Medium Lake, No Flow, ? miles, Leisurely Pace

Let's take advantage of 3 full moons in June, July and August! July and August are Super Full Moons.

The 2 hour picnic break might be a great time to try out kayaks for those willing to share. This is a two-part paddle and people can do both or just one.

We'd meet at 4 pm for a couple of hours paddling and looking at nesting birds ranging from nesting or just fledged bright yellow Prothonotary Warblers and many Woodpecker species to the large nesting Eagle and Osprey nests.

We'd then head back to the ramp for a break and a picnic at 6 pm. About 8 pm we head back out for the sunset and moonrise. Bring you own food, beverages and lawn chairs to sit around and visit during the picnic. Some may paddle further and others can stay within a mile of the ramp and still see many birds and enjoy the sunset & moonrise making this paddle appropriate for all levels of skills and types of kayaks.

A headlamp or flashlight is legally required to paddle after sunset. If you can't make it to leave from the ramp at 8:00, we should be back in the upper part of the main lake (visible from the ramp) in time to watch the sunset. A dark paddle up feeder creeks usually occurs for those that are interested.

There is one porta potty within a close drive or available to people doing a longer paddle....or you can always take a nature walk. On the 12th, sunset and moonrise are a 9:00 +/- a few minutes. This is a Super Full Moon.

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