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2015 Dismal Swamp Canal Paddle for the Border

Published: April 25, 2015

Dismal Swamp Canal Paddle for the Border
Dismal Swamp State Park (NC) to the Great Dismal Swamp Boat Ramp in Chesapeake, VA.
Saturday, May 2, 2015

On Saturday, May 2, 2015, paddlesports enthusiasts will explore the historic Dismal Swamp Canal between South Mills, NC and Chesapeake, VA.

This 12th annual event celebrates the canal's rich history, which dates to 1763 when George Washington's land company first surveyed the swamp before commissioning the waterway's construction.

After enjoying a traditional pre-launch breakfast at the Dismal Swamp State Park, in South Mills, NC, paddlers embark on a three-hour journey to the state line. The excursion concludes with a picnic lunch on grounds of the Dismal Swamp Canal Trail at the Great Dismal Swamp Boat Ramp at Ballahack Road in Chesapeake, VA.

The event is limited to the first 300 participants and fills up quickly due to its popularity. Early registration for the 2015 event closed April 4. For more information, call 1-877-771-8333.

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