Through Paddlers

Native Americans were the first true stewards and paddlers of the Chesapeake Bay. Their history on the Chesapeake is more than 10,000 years old. 

There’s a great article here on both Native American history and Capt. John Smith’s first  exploration in 1608. 

The Chesapeake today is home to watermen, sailors, power boaters and paddlers. 
And there’s no better place for a paddler to find their own version of the Appalachian Trail than the 200+ miles of Chesapeake. 

You’ll find serene nature; eagles (over 3,000 bald eagles nest along the Bay), ospreys, fish, crabs, herons, cownose rays, dolphins and more while paddling along coastal shorelines, beaches and historic towns from clear lake-like waters to the Atlantic Ocean. 

A few of us have recently made the 200+ mile journey and still talk about it as one of our greatest adventures.

Tom Horton & team
Accomplished:
July 16, 2015
Vessel Type:
Kayaks
Chris Hopkinson
Accomplished:
September 26, 2020
Vessel Type:
Starboard All Star 14’
Bryan Gomes
Accomplished:
September 26, 2020
Vessel Type:
Sojourn 146
Lee Duncan
Accomplished:
September 26, 2020
Vessel Type:
Current Designs Libra XT
Hearly and Andreas Mayr
Accomplished:
July 30, 2021
Vessel Type:
Boreal Design Epsilon 200 & 100
Nicky Stimpson
Accomplished:
September 3, 2021
Vessel Type:
Chesapeake Light Craft all plywood 14' Kaholo SUP
Alessia Faverio
Accomplished:
September 3, 2021
Vessel Type:
Surfski - Epic v9/v111
Brian Meyer
Accomplished:
September 3, 2021
Vessel Type:
OC-1: Kai Wa'a Ares Pro
Mark McCulloh
Accomplished:
September 3, 2021
Vessel Type:
OC-1/OC-2: Kai Wa'a Ares/Tempest

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