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Kayak tour & picnic at Maritime Museum Saturday

by Bill Powell
Special Events Director

The Annual Jackson Creek Kayak Tour and Splash-in meets at the Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park this Saturday, Aug. 8, at 10 a.m. This popular tour leads kayaks and canoes alike through the twists and turns of pristine Mill Creek into the north and south forks of Jackson Creek.

Splash-in is at 10 a.m. at the Museum’s kayak and canoe landing on Mill Creek, the park’s water access. Participants should bring their own kayaks and canoes. Jacki Willis of Lazy Days Adventures will guide the tour. Willis will have a limited number of kayaks available for rent at $15. Contact Willis at 776-9853 to reserve one. There is no charge for the splash-in and tour.

For those unfamiliar with Jackson Creek, it is lined with many majestic and historic homes and boasts unspoiled spurs and shallows into which to poke bows of boats. It is also one of the area’s most popular and protected cruising anchorages.

Arriving back at the museum between 11:30 a.m. and noon, Billz Bistro will be sizzling with free hamburgers, hot dogs and bottled water. Folks are encouraged to bring a covered dish to supplement, if desired. Donations are graciously accepted.

Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park, an all-volunteer, all-donation, non-profit organization, is at 287 Jackson Creek Road. The park, kayak landing, Pierwalk and all outside gardens, exhibits and facilities are open daily from dawn to dusk. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. most days.

To find out more about the museum and upcoming events, or to become a member, visit http://www.deltavilleva.com and click “museumpark,” Google “Deltaville Maritime Museum,” or call 776-7200. 

posted 08.05.2009

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