Paddle for the Border

When:
May 6, 2017 all-day
2017-05-06T00:00:00-04:00
2017-05-07T00:00:00-04:00

Paddle For the Border – May 6, 2017

 

IMG_1487  IMG_1560

In early spring hundreds of paddlers launch their vessels into the Dismal Swamp Canal’s dark, mirrored waters. This historic waterway serves as the backdrop for Paddle for the Border, an annual 7.5-mile paddling excursion to the North Carolina/Virginia border.

This 14th annual event celebrates the canal’s rich history, which dates to 1763 when George Washington’s land company first surveyed the swamp before commissioning the waterway’s construction. In the 19th century, the canal’s dense wetlands provided refuge for slaves traveling the Underground Railroad before continuing their journey north.

After enjoying a traditional pre-launch breakfast at the Dismal Swamp State Park, in South Mills, NC, paddlers embark on the leisurely three-hour journey to cross the state line. They finish the day out with a picnic lunch on grounds of the Dismal Swamp Canal Trail at the Great Dismal Swamp Boat Ramp at Ballahack Rd. in Chesapeake, VA.

Interested in participating? Like spring’s arrival, enthusiasm for Paddle for the Border begins building early. Registration opens January  3, 2017. The event is limited to the first 300 participants and fills up quickly due to its popularity.

Open Registration:  January 3, 2017-April 7, 2017

Late Registration:  April 8, 2017-Until Full; Online Only

     
   
 
When:
May 6, 2017 all-day
2017-05-06T00:00:00-04:00
2017-05-07T00:00:00-04:00
For additional information and to apply for membership, please contact:
membership@coasthost-nc.com
Host Page

website design by Biz Tools One
coordinated by Front Row Communications

Copyright © CoastHost-NC.com 2016