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Missipillion River - Kayak Trip / Canoe Trip

Report Type: Day Trip Report
Trip Dates: June 2001
Nearest City: Milford, DE
Difficulty: Moderate
Submitted by: Donald Granger

Description:

If you are interested in a 5-6 hour paddling trip this is a very nice trip to take, you will see plenty of wildlife and lots of peace and quiet and plenty of adventure. The trip starts behind the Milford police station which has a very nice dock and boat ramp (free) and ends making a right at the Miss pillion light house and paddling up Ceder Creek to the state boat ramp which does have free parking also. I encountered about 15 boats on my adventure they all slowed down to a no wake speed except for two of them, and one was pulling a skier so that was very understanding, the other guy probably just didn't care, but he did turn around at look at me to make sure I didn't flip.... I hope!

The birds I saw were sandpipers, skimmers, great herons, snowy egrets, red winged black birds, crows, vultures, hawks and many many more. It is well worth the effort to take this trip, I have done it twice so far and I plan to do it again soon.....anybody want a free guided tour????

Accommodations:

There are motels in Milford and plenty 20 miles away in Rehoboth or the other way in Dover plenty of restaurants in Milford fast food or sit down diners. I recommend the Milford diner across from the old Wal-Mart on 113 good food and nice people to wait on you.

Directions:

Milford is accessible from route 1 or route 113 either way if you follow the signs to the police station you will be in business. If you start at the state boat ramp you will need to find Slaughter beach, Delaware and head for it. There are only two roads to slaughter beach and one that goes to the ramp...the on road is 224a the other is at the Milford exit on route 1 and you would head north on that road there are signs and very easy to find.

Resources:

Like any adventure into unknown territory you should have a map, topozone.com has some really good ones and free too. I have photos on my yahoo club please feel free to come and check them out at http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/donsdelawarekayakclub


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