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Paddle Notes

Suggested Trip

A Winter's Day at Eastern Neck Island

With binoculars we could see flocks of snow geese and tundra swans in the distance, and Canada geese flying in formation overhead, along with a pair of young eagles cavorting about.

January 18, 2022

Suggested Trip

The Schooner Sultana: A Marvelous Sail Back to Colonial America

Departing and returning from her home port of historic Chestertown, a trip on the 1768 schooner SULTANA is a great way to experience the Chester River onboard a traditional schooner.

August 23, 2019

Off The Beaten Path

Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge

Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is a 2,285-acre island refuge at the confluence of the Chester River and the Chesapeake Bay on Maryland's Eastern Shore. It's an important migration stopover and wintering area for thousands of waterfowl.

September 1, 2017


Warm air masks coldwater dangers for paddlers

If you are determined to hit the water, don’t act on impulse. Plan ahead. Investigate a full range of safety gear and, most importantly, test it in the water, close to shore, with others present.

April 24, 2017

Off The Beaten Path

Upper Chester reverie

The upper Chester River offers a paradise for those paddlers who are looking for a relaxing day trip to meander and explore.

June 27, 2016

Explore the Chester River

From the headwaters in Delaware to the river’s mouth between Kent Island and Rock Hall, the Chester River Water Trail encompasses more than 100 miles of waterways, a variety of ecosystems, and over 10,000 years of human history.

May 7, 2016

Chesapeake Insider

Chris Cerino of the Sultana Education Foundation

Chris Cerino serves as Vice President at Sultana Education Foundation in Chestertown, MD. Since 2000, Chris designs and leads environmental education programs for school children on one of the most exciting educational facilities on the Chesapeake, the Schooner Sultana.

October 22, 2015