Mysteries of the Marsh Canoe

Oct 12, 2024 10:00AM—2:00PM

Location

Jug Bay Wetland Sanctuary - Visitor Center 1361 Wrighton Road Lothian, MD 20711

Cost $20.00

Categories

Discover the abundant wildlife and plants at the wetlands of Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary. We will paddle the Patuxent River and some of the smaller branches to look for beavers, muskrats, osprey, bald eagles, red winged black birds, ducks, and many other animals. 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 will sit in the middle of the canoe with adults paddling. Trips are 4 hours long and include: general orientation, basic paddling lesson, up to 0.5 mile walk to canoes, launching canoes, and paddling. Paddlers can expect to actively paddle for 2 to 2.5 hours. Canoes, paddles, PFD's (life vests), and guides provided. 

The Patuxent River is a relatively slow-moving river, but paddlers must be able to propel the canoe 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. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start time. $20 per person. Registration required at https://apm.activecommunities.com/aarecparks/Home  Activity Net #37981. For questions, call 410-222-8006 or email jugbay@aacounty.org.