Arrive at 9:00 AM to launch at 9:30 AM. ARE YOU READY TO KAYAK A CALM, PEACEFUL RIVER? FOLLOWED BY LUNCH AT WHAT FORBES MAGAZINE CALLS THE WORLDS MOST UNUSUAL RESTAURANT?
THIS IS A GREAT TRIP FOR ROOKIES BUT STILL ENJOYABLE BY EXPERIENCED PADDLERS. WE MAY PADDLE UPRIVER, WE MAY PADDLE DOWNRIVER.... WHO KNOWS, IT'S GOING TO BE AN ADVENTURE!
I know you are probably wondering since when do we do PEACEFUL THINGS? Well, there is a time and a place for everything and this location and setting is perfect for some relaxation to go with your paddle. Linger Lodge has some unusual Florida animal displays including a Jackalope (gotta see it to explain). The menu includes alligator bites, fried green tomatoes, bbq, and seafood. SERVICE CAN BE SLOW, AND SEATING IS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY. PACK YOUR PATIENCE SINCE WE HAVE NO CONTROL OVER SEATING OR SERVICE. Here is a link to their site. http://www.lingerlodg... (http://www.lingerlodgeresort.com/)
WHAT: We will meet at Linger Lodge and launch from their riverfront launch behind the restaurant on the river bank. We will kayak for about 3 hours, 5-6 miles on the Braden River returning to Linger Lodge for lunch.
Click here for a 'cool' Google Map created just for SAG
Braden River Blueways Trail (http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&ie=UTF8&msid=105413809804757500797.0004851b57e146d17096c&z=14)
DIRECTIONS: I-75 to exit 217B- west (Hwy 70), in about 1 mile make left (South) on Tara Blvd., drive about 1.8 miles to stop sign then left onto Linger Lodge Rd. (East), til it dead ends then turn Right to the entrance of Linger Lodge. LINGER LODGE ROAD IS ALSO CALLED 85TH STREET COURT EAST.
KAYAK RENTALS:Linger Lodge sometimes has rentals available. Call them for more details.
BRING: 1-2 liters of water, sunscreen, bug spray, hat, pfd and whistle. The restaurant is casual so a change of clothes is not essential.