Grab a Paddle and dive in

Grab a paddle and dive in! 

Instead of spending your summer lying by the pool, why not try something adventurous this season? In Chesapeake, there are plenty of scenic waterways to explore through paddling sports. Even if you’re new to paddling, you’ll love discovering all there is to do in Chesapeake. 

Kayaking has become one of the most popular paddling sports in Chesapeake, and it’s not hard to see why. Paddlers love gliding along the Great Dismal Swamp Canal, keeping their eyes peeled for the diverse wildlife in the area. This area is especially popular with birders who hope to spot some of the rare birds that migrate through the Great Dismal Swamp Wildlife Refuge. Kayakers also enjoy paddling in Northwest River Park, one of 

Chesapeake’s premier fishing hotspots, and casting a line for crappie, bass and catfish. 

For another waterway excursion, locals and visitors alike can unwind by canoeing on Lake Drummond, one of the only two natural lakes in Virginia, or by identifying unusual flora and fauna found along the brackish waters of the Great Bridge Locks. 

Don’t let the season slip by without adventure this year. Grab a kayak or canoe and build lifelong memories with paddles in hand.

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08 Feb 2017

By Visit Chesapeake