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Paddles & Pints: Group Kayak Paddle & Wildlife Watching
April 28 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
In celebration of #NCBeerMonth & Earth Day 2018, The New Village Brewery is teaming up with our good friends Bill Hines & Larry Summers of Paddling in Pamlico to organize a Paddles & Pints event.
Paddlers will meet at the Oriental Wildlife Boat Ramp (at the foot of the Oriental Bridge) between 10:00-10:15am, and launch for a leisurely 2-3 hour paddle on Green’s and Smith Creek. All experience levels are welcome.
When: Saturday, April 28, 2018
Meet: 10:00am, launch 10:30 am
Where: Oriental Boat Ramp
301 Midyette St. Oriental, NC 28571
Paddle Distance: Approximately 2-4 miles
Duration: 1-3 hours on water, including lunch
Trip Difficulty: Easy – moderate due to distance, wind. All paddlers will start together and go up Smith Creek for a short 1 hour paddle. The group will then round back and drop off those who wish to stop and the rest will head up Green’s Creek for a longer paddle.
Skill Requirements: Beginner – intermediate due to distance, wind. Paddlers must be at least age 10 to be in a kayak by themselves. Ages 10-14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian in another boat. One or more tandem kayaks are available that could take a child age 6 & up with a parent/guardian in the boat. (Children must have their own life vest).
Trip details: Meet at Oriental boat ramp at 10:00am. After a brief safety huddle, launch 10:30 to explore Smith & Green’s Creeks, and the abundant winged wildlife. There is a grassy area where the group will stop, stretch and have lunch.
Bring a snack or lunch, water, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, binoculars and bug spray. Life vests will be abailable if needed with a signed waiver.
***TYPE II OR III Personal Flotation Device (PFD) MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES WHILE ON WATER***
Equipment (kayaks, paddles, vests) can be borrowed in exchange for donations to Sound Rivers of $10 per paddler. Checks may be made out to Sound Rivers.
Registration fee is $5 (plus a donation of $10 if borrowing equipment) and includes experienced local guides, instruction as needed, and one brew of your choice after the paddle at the Brewery. The event concludes at a BBQ fundraiser for Sound Rivers in the New Village Brewery beer garden from 4pm to 7pm.
To register and reserve equipment (if needed) or ask questions, please contact Lili Bacon by April 24th at 202-450-8585 or by email at email@example.com Or, simply sign up in person at the Brewery by the 24th.