Paddle For The Border - May 6, 2006
Paddle the historic Dismal Swamp Canal from Chesapeake, VA, to South Mills, NC, in the 3rd annual “PADDLE FOR THE BORDER,” a popular 7.5 mile trail.
“Paddle for the Border,” an annual event hosted by the Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center, South Mills, NC; the Dismal Swamp State Park, NC Division of Parks & Recreation; the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, Suffolk, VA; and the City of Chesapeake Parks & Recreation Department, Chesapeake, VA, will return Saturday, May 6, 2006 from 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM.
The premier of “Paddle for the Border” in 2004 was recognized in a number of publications and was given an award by Albemarle Rural Conservation & Development Council as a successful bi-state canoe and kayak event combining paddling and eco-tourism.
This event between two states will be hosted by the Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center and Dismal Swamp State Natural Area, South Mills, NC; the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, Suffolk, VA; and the City of Chesapeake Parks & Recreation Department, Chesapeake, VA;
For complete information on this year’s event, please call Penny Leary-Smith at 252.771.8333 or visit DismalSwamp.com or to download the Registration Package, visit