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Kent Narrows at the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center

  • Sep 14, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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Paddle the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center at Kent Narrows

RSVP's for this paddle open Sunday, August 25th at 8:00 PM

 

The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, a hidden jewel within site of the Kent Narrows Bridge on Route 50, is a 510 acre wildlife preserve established in 1979. CBEC will open your eyes, ears, mind, and heart to the wildlife and historic landscapes that characterize Maryland's Eastern Shore.

 

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.

 

Come paddle one of my favorite locations to paddle.  The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center offers 4 miles of hiking trails for walkers, joggers, bikers and nature enthusiasts to enjoy a myriad of habitats ranging from freshwater ponds, wetlands, forests to meadows.

It happens to be one of my favorite places to paddle.  We will start off in a protected bay called Prospect Bay surrounded by numerous artificial oyster reefs engineered to help build back up the oyster population.  During our day we will paddle through Cabin Creek, Marshy Creek, and the Kent Island Narrows to view wading birds, waterfowl and acres of marsh and restored shoreline.  We will stop at secluded beaches for breaks and lunch.  Bring your swimsuit, because I plan on swimming at Kimmie Beach!

 

Important Details:  We will meet in the main parking lot at the visitor center by 10 am.  We will all need to pay the entrance fee there before we head on to the put in.  The fee is $5 per person, unless you are 55+ and then it is only $4.  Please make sure to arrive on time so we can make sure everybody gets to the correct put in.  Once we are registered, we will move to the put in and unload our boats, and hopefully be on the water by 10:30ish.   The center closes at 5:00 pm, so there should be plenty of time to explore the rest of the facility after we are done paddling.    I will send out more specific information closer to the actual day.

 

Directions to the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center

From Annapolis Baltimore and Washington:
Cross the Chesapeake Bay Bridge (Maryland Route 50 East) to exit 43B (Chester River Beach Road).  Turn right on Chester River Beach Road, then left on Route 18.  Take the first right onto Perry’s Corner Road.  The entrance to Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center is located about ½ mile on the right and is clearly marked with an entrance sign.  Turn right at the sign onto a dirt road called Discovery Lane.  Follow Discovery Lane until it ends at the Visitor Center parking lot.

 

Rental kayaks including a paddle and PFD are available for this paddle at the weekend price of $50.00.  To reserve a kayak for this paddle please answer the rental questions when you RSVP.

 

Kimmie

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  • Sandra Zeiser P.

    Another fun paddle with the group, beautiful day to be on the water!

    September 15, 2013

  • Erik B

    Great people, excellent site, top 10 weather day - you loss if you weren't there...

    September 15, 2013

  • Natasha

    I had a great time. What an awesome,generous group of people! Thanks Eric and Kimmie for letting me try out your paddles.

    September 15, 2013

  • annie m.

    Loved the choppy paddling today, and the jelly fish, and the Environmental center, and the white pizza! I learn something new every time I paddle with The Chuck & Kimmie crew! Thanks guys.

    September 14, 2013

  • Denise Parisi *.

    Beautiful day! Wind, waves, surf and jelly fish. Good name for the excursion, "Jelly Fish Alley". What an amazing sight!

    September 14, 2013

  • Lisa

    wonderful day...as usual!

    September 14, 2013

  • Christine R

    Awesome again!!! Loved the chop and the paddle to the restaurants--and the little side trip down "Jelly Fish Alley". They are quite pretty seen from above--glad I did not fall in =8o.

    September 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Super fun! Thanks chuck(birthday boy) and Kimmie!

    September 14, 2013

  • Peggy

    My favorite place to kayak, so beautiful. Thanks Chuck, great group, great day and all around wonderful time.

    September 14, 2013

  • Deke M.

    Alas a family obligation requires I be back in town by 2pm. I really wanted to do this paddle :o(

    September 13, 2013

  • Mike M.

    Can't wait to go, it's been too long!

    1 · September 12, 2013

  • David W

    Will be out of town

    September 12, 2013

  • Chuck

    Just another reminder that if you are on the attending list at this point, you should be very sure that you will attend. If you know that you won't be able to attend, PLEASE change your RSVP to NO to make room for someone else. I will be sending out an email with detail for the day Friday evening. Thanks

    September 12, 2013

  • Barbara

    Good morning, Just want to confirm that I am on the list to rent one kayak for this event. I indicated it when I signed up but hadn't received confirmation. Thanks

    September 12, 2013

  • Chuck

    I just made adjustments to the waiting list for this paddle. There is still a large waiting list for this paddle. If you know at this time you are not able to attend please change your RSVP to no so that someone else may attend.

    1 · September 9, 2013

    • Rita

      Please eyes, don't deceive me....It looks like I made it off the wait list and on the for real list! YAY!!!

      September 9, 2013

    • Chuck

      I must have made a mistake. :)

      1 · September 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Chuck,
    Are you bringing kayaks for those of us that are renting so we can all launch together??

    September 9, 2013

    • Chuck

      Yes Kay, I will be bringing boats (plus paddle and PFD) for those who indicated they wanted to rent on this paddle

      September 10, 2013

  • annie m.

    Looking forward to this!

    September 9, 2013

  • Donna M

    I'm on the trip! Yeah, awesome!!!!! Looking forward to it!

    September 9, 2013

  • Patricia

    Thanks Chuck. So, for the trip that you are sponsoring, do you use your own kayaks?

    September 9, 2013

  • Patricia

    Hello - sounds like a wonderful trip. Where can I rent a kayak near this center as I would like to do this trip sometime soon myself?

    September 8, 2013

    • Chuck

      Pat - CBEC actually has rents boats. They only have sit on tops and you have to launch from their rental put in which is NOT easy but it's still good for people who don't have their own boat.

      September 9, 2013

  • Donna M

    Hey Chuck,
    Just back from two weeks in England and just saw this. I need a rental if you've got one?!

    September 9, 2013

    • Chuck

      Got ya covered Donna

      1 · September 9, 2013

  • Ed

    will be doing early family dinner so letting this go rather than waitlist & maybe get to go then hafta rush back. Enjoy it!, it's an awesome trip!!

    September 8, 2013

  • elaine g.

    Was hoping to do this paddle with my 22 year old who will be home for the weekend . Cancelling out due to Too many agenda items to attend to. She is recent college grad who would love a job in dc area dealing with policy, politics, lots of nonprofit experience and stellar credentials. Political science major with peace studies minor. Lots of event planning experience. Anybody with leads I would appreciate hearing from. And wishing all a happy paddle. Thank you chuck for holding rental boat for us. Hope this is enough notice for someone else to use it.

    September 8, 2013

  • Mary B.

    Just got off the wait list to make room for others. Instead, I'm heading to the Florida beaches for the weekend to visit family.

    September 8, 2013

  • Peggy

    Didn't realize the wait list was so long when I put my name on the list. It is an awesome place to kayak- really enjoyed it.

    September 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be renting a kayak.

    September 8, 2013

  • Howard M.

    Just realized this date was a holiday and I need to be somewhere else. Hope to do this trip next season. I am sure someone else on the wait list will be happy to go. Have fun all.

    September 5, 2013

  • Steven S.

    Sorry guys something's come up last minute , have a great paddle

    September 4, 2013

  • Lynda M.

    I will second that Rita

    1 · August 29, 2013

  • Rita

    28 attending, 23 waiting? I think you need to do a repeat Sun September 15!!!

    1 · August 29, 2013

  • Kathleen

    I'm on the waitlist - I need a rental :)

    August 26, 2013

  • Steven S.

    Finally I get to go again ! Are you guys ready to paddle ?

    August 25, 2013

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