Join Jug Bay canoe guided and bird fanatic, Todd Bethel, to discover the abundant bird life in the wetlands of Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary. We will paddle the Patuxent River and some of the smaller branches to look for osprey, bald eagles, red-winged blackbirds, ducks, herons, and many other birds. See the beautiful colors of plants blooming in the wetlands and along the river’s edge.
Children must be at least 7 years old. Children under 13 must be accompanied by two paddling adults. The child (1) will sit in the middle of the canoe with two adults paddling. Trips are 4 hours long and include: general orientation, basic paddling lesson, up to 0.5 mile walk to canoes/kayaks, launching canoes, and paddling. Paddlers can expect to actively paddle for 2 to 2.5 hours.
The Patuxent River is a relatively slow-moving river, but paddlers must be able to propel the canoe or kayak through the water. Participants must be able to:
• Independently participate in all activities while maintaining an appropriate and safe body position.
• Manage all personal care and personal mobility independently.
• Effectively communicate with leaders and other participants.
Bring plenty of water, lunch, sunscreen, sun hat, sunglasses, and wear closed toe shoes that can get wet & muddy. Bring binoculars if you have them. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start time. $25 per person. No refunds after 9.17.23. Registration required at https://apm.activecommunities.com/aarecparks/Home Activity Net #34621. For questions, call 410-222-8006 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.