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Nice paddling to Timber Creek Launch take-out

Trip Overview

We put in at Old Pine Farm Natural Land Trust. It's a hike to get from the parking to the launch, and carrying two kayaks with two people was a chore. Bring a small (portable) kayak cart if you have one. The put in is bricked, so a bit slick with moisture and mud on it. The trip to Timber Launch is about 3 miles of river, and took us about 1:15 at a leisurely paddling rate. We saw lots of duck varieties and some other birds, along with fish, a heron, and a muskrat running along the shore. This area is tidal, so be sure to consider what conditions you want. We went during rising tide to hopefully avoid some of the mud on the take-out, but were only partly successful in that goal. The take-out at Timber Creek is a small playground with no services or water, so you may want to bring towels or something in case the mud is bad. The last few hundred yards of the trek were upstream into the north branch of the river, so it was a bit more work. Overall a nice way to spend an afternoon!
  • Duration: Day Trip
  • Sport/Activity: Kayaking
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Water Type: River/Creek (Up to Class II)
Slick getting in on a bricked launch at Old Pine Farm. Muddy getting out at Timber Creek.

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