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Paddle and Picnic at Black Hills

  • 14 Sep 2019
  • 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Boyds, MD


  • Enjoy a gentle, flat-water paddle on Little Seneca Lake as we look for great blue herons, green-backed herons, kingfishers, turtles, beavers, owls, and maybe even a bald eagle.

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Join us for a flat-water paddle with picnic to follow at Black Hill Regional Park.

We'll explore part of the Black Hill Water Trail in search of great blue herons, green-backed herons, kingfishers, turtles, beavers, owls, and maybe even a bald eagle. After our gentle paddle, we'll enjoy a picnic lunch back on shore. Unfortunately, swimming in the lake is prohibited.

Bring a brown bag lunch for a picnic after the paddle.

History: WSSC dammed one of the three creeks that merge to form Little Seneca Lake (where we’ll be paddling) to provide a drinking water reservoir. By 1986, the valley that had previously been used for farming, was totally flooded. The water from the lake is released through the dam to supplement water levels in the Potomac during droughts.

If you own your own kayak, the launch fee is $5. If you are renting, the cost is $14/hour. Every kayaker must wear her PFD while on the water.

This free event is open to members and non-members of Women Outdoors. Non-members are welcome to attend two WO activities before joining Women Outdoors. Of course, you can join us right now by clicking on this Join Us link.

Registration closes on Thursday, September 12.

Please arrive by 9:30 a.m. so kayak owners can be on the water by 10:00 a.m. and kayak renters by 10:15 a.m. (Details in automatic email after you register).

NEW: After you register, you will receive an automatic email with all of the information for this trip. This is the only email you will receive, so be sure and save the email or print it out and bring it with you.

If you need to cancel before September 12, please send an email to If you are running late or need to cancel on the morning of the paddle, please contact the trip leaders directly. Their contact info will be in the automatic email you will receive after you register.

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