I'm visiting relatives in Suffolk over Easter Break. I'm interested in paddling Blackwater River/Swamp below Zuni and heading SE to Alligator River NWR in NC. I've read the trips posted on this website under "destinations". Any other tips, suggestions on where to paddle. I'm not interested in paddling canals or large open expanses. I prefer windy creeks.
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Check out Merchants Millpond SP|
Posted by: dlcole on Mar-22-13 12:18 PM (EST)
You'll be very close to Merchant's Millpond State Park in northeastern NC. This is one the finest kayaking destinations in the state, but one you want to do before the ticks and mosquitoes are out.
thanks for the suggestions, |
Posted by: tdaniel on Mar-22-13 7:33 PM (EST)
I hadn't thought about merchants mill pond. I paddled there once when my kids were small and enjoyed it. Maybe I'll check out Bennets Creek, the outflow of the lake/pond as well.
Bennett's is nice and|
Posted by: gingernc on Mar-22-13 8:29 PM (EST)
Now has camping platforms to boot.
thanks for the advice|
Posted by: tdaniel on Apr-04-13 11:42 AM (EST)
I did make it to merchants millpond for a day of relaxed paddling with the wife- rented one of their old town discovery canoes- I was impressed by the "new" visitors center and the upgraded canoes and lifejackets since i was there 6 or 7 years ago.