Join us for a family-friendly chapter kayaking adventure.
False Cape State Park volunteers will guide us on a paddle through wildlife-filled Back Bay, a slow-moving and scenic body of water that meanders along maritime forests and wind-driven marshes.
On this adventure, we will see plants and animals rarely seen in the city and learn about the amazing history of the area. We're likely to see bald eagles, great egrets, great blue herons, cormorants, and many types of songbirds. If we are lucky, we could also spot some playful river otters swimming nearby.
All equipment is provided, no experience is necessary. Children are welcome, but everybody must be able to paddle their own kayak.
Close-toed shoes are required — expect them to get wet and/or dirty. Bring a water bottle, sunscreen, bug spray and snacks. If you bring a phone or camera be sure to bring a waterproof pouch.
In addition to the event registration fee, you will have to pay a Back Bay Refuge entrance fee when you arrive (required from April to October): $5 per vehicle, $2 per bicycle or pedestrian. They also accept National Park Passes.
False Cape State Park
4001 Sandpiper Rd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Meet at the Back Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center for transport into False Cape State Park: https://goo.gl/maps/6vxoHuMpXXtvcZz97
It's approximately 1.3 miles after the entrance gate.
Plan to arrive 15–20 minutes early so you don't miss the tram!
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