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Paddle Maryland

A Guide to Rivers, Creeks, and Water Trails

Bryan MacKay

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Explore the natural beauty of Maryland by water.

With the Chesapeake Bay—the largest estuary in the United States—the Potomac, Monocacy, and Patapsco Rivers, and countless streams, creeks, swamps, and marshes, Maryland is an ideal locale for people to take to the water and enjoy the natural beauty of the Free State.

In Paddle Maryland, lifelong Marylander and devoted paddler Bryan MacKay presents twenty-two of his favorite canoe and kayak trips. From lazy floats down the Potomac to swamp excursions on the Eastern Shore, each trip has been selected for its incredible scenery and ample...

Explore the natural beauty of Maryland by water.

With the Chesapeake Bay—the largest estuary in the United States—the Potomac, Monocacy, and Patapsco Rivers, and countless streams, creeks, swamps, and marshes, Maryland is an ideal locale for people to take to the water and enjoy the natural beauty of the Free State.

In Paddle Maryland, lifelong Marylander and devoted paddler Bryan MacKay presents twenty-two of his favorite canoe and kayak trips. From lazy floats down the Potomac to swamp excursions on the Eastern Shore, each trip has been selected for its incredible scenery and ample opportunities to observe nature. Included are both tidal and nontidal paddling trips, and MacKay, an ecologist, describes the wildlife and vegetation you will encounter along the way. Considering biodiversity, conservation, and climate change, MacKay also discusses what these issues mean for Maryland’s waterways and their inhabitants.

With its beautiful illustrations and wealth of practical advice and information, this indispensable guide will appeal to all who love to explore the natural wonders of Maryland with a paddle in their hands.

Paddle Maryland is a companion guide to Hike Maryland and Cycle Maryland.

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Available
Trim Size
5.5
x
8.5
Pages
200
ISBN
9781421425023
Illustration Description
17 color photos, 22 maps
Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Swamps and Whitewater Paddling in Maryland
1. Janes Island State Park
2. Pocomoke River
3. Corkers Creek
4. Corkers Creek
5. Nassawango Creek
6. Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
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Preface
Acknowledgements
Swamps and Whitewater Paddling in Maryland
1. Janes Island State Park
2. Pocomoke River
3. Corkers Creek
4. Corkers Creek
5. Nassawango Creek
6. Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
7. Transquaking River
8. Tuckahoe Creek
9. Nanjemoy Creek
10. Mallows Bay
11. Mattawoman Creek
12. Mataponi Creek
13. Anacostia River
14. Lake Roland and the Jones Falls
15. Gunpowder Delta
16. Gunpowder Delta
17. Gunpowder Delta
18. Upper Gunpowder River
19. Monocacy River
20. Antietam Creek
21. Dam Number Four Cave
22. Paw Paw Bends
Index

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Bryan MacKay

Bryan MacKay is a senior lecturer emeritus in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He is the author of Hiking, Cycling, and Canoeing in Maryland: A Family Guide and Baltimore Trails: A Guide for Hikers and Mountain Bikers, both published by Johns Hopkins.