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Paddling on Maryland's Eastern Shore

  • 15 Jul 2023
  • 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Tuckahoe State Park, Queen Anne, MD
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  • Enjoy a couple hours exploring the beautiful wetlands at Tuckahoe State Park.

Exploring Tuckahoe S.P. by boat

Registration will open Saturday, June 24 at 7:00 a.m.

Tuckahoe State Park has a 60-acre lake with 20 acres of open water. The remaining acres are flooded woodland with a creek running through it.

A launch ramp is available for easy access. Gasoline motor use is prohibited, which allows for peaceful paddling.

Paddling at Tuckahoe is a popular activity on both the lake and the creek because of the park's abundant wildlife. It is common for visitors to enjoy watching bald eagles, ospreys and great blue herons. Beavers and muskrats have surprised visitors by swimming past their canoes. Tuckahoe is full of pockets of secluded beauty, some only accessible by boat.

Beginner to advanced boaters welcome! (Please let a leader know upon arrival if you are a beginner.)

More specific information regarding location will be in the automatic email you'll receive after registering.

We plan to paddle approximately two hours.

Kayaks and canoes, single and tandem, are available to rent for $15/hour/boat; cash or check only, no credit cards accepted, so come prepared!  If you're renting a tandem with someone, you can share the cost since the rental fee is per boat, not per person.

If bringing your own boat, be sure and also bring your own PFD and safety whistle. There is no launch fee if you bring your own boat.

PFDs are required for all paddlers and must be worn properly (not strapped on the deck of your kayak) throughout the entire trip.

This event will initially be open only to members of Women Outdoors. If we have spaces available as the date gets closer, we will open up registration to non-members. If you are a non-member and would like to be put on the waiting list, please send an email to .

Non-members are welcome to attend two WO events as guests. On your third event, we'll ask you to join the Mid-Atlantic Region of Women Outdoors. You can also join right now by clicking on this Join Us link.

Registration is limited to 10 participants and will close on Tuesday July 12th or when capacity is reached, whichever comes first. 

Bring (if bringing your own boat):

  • Paddle
  • Safety whistle
  • Personal flotation device (PFD) - required

Bring (if renting a boat):

  • Cash or check for 2 - 3 hours of boat rental ($30-$45)
Bring (everyone)
  • Brown bag lunch (to eat on shore after we return)
  • Snack for on the water and lots of water
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray 
  • Waterproof bag if carrying your phone, camera or other valuables.
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Camera (optional)

Special note:

Wear shoes/sandals that can get wet and a long sleeve shirt for sun protection.  It might be a good idea to bring a change of dry clothes for the drive home in case you get wet.

Specific meeting location and inclement weather information. Your automatic confirmation email will provide the exact location where we will meet for the event. It will also provide information on possible cancellation if required by weather conditions such as rain and/or high winds. (Scroll all the way to the bottom of the email.)

Please respect the trip leaders and other members and arrive a few minutes before 10:00 a.m.  (We want to be first for boat rentals, and the lake house opens at 10:00 a.m.  It's first come, first served.)

The automatic confirmation email is the only email you will receive about this event. There is A LOT of important information in that email about this event. Be sure and save it or print it out.


Be sure to copy down the address and trip leader contact information from the confirmation email to bring with you as there might not be good cell service at the event location.

If you register but then are unable to attend, please cancel your registration. Events may be cancelled due to lack of attendance, as well as changes in weather or other circumstances. 

If you must cancel at the last minute, call or text the event host/trip leader (see your confirmation email for contact details) and let her know who it is who is calling/texting.

To Cancel: Go to your Registration List

  • Click on this event in your list.
  • Click on the Already registered link under the REGISTER button.
  • At the next page that opens with your registration form, click on the CANCEL REGISTRATION button, and then again click on Cancel Registration on the pop-up form.
  • Ignore the link to contact the administrator.

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