Area Boating and Waterfront Activities

Baltimore Boat Show January 25-28, Baltimore Convention Center Pratt Street, Baltimore see ad in issue for more info   www.baltimoreboatshow.com

Pasadena Sportfishing Flea Market & Show February 17 & 18 8AM – 2PM Earleigh Heights Firehall 161 Ritchie Highway Severna Park, MD      410-439-3474   see ad in this issue for more info

Greater Philadelphia Boat Show  March 9-11 at the Expo Center in Oaks, Pa. See ad in this magazine for more info 804-748-7469   www.phillyboatshow.com

Single on Sailboats (SOS) will have a Sailing Seminar, Sat, Feb 10, 2018, at Anchorage Marina, Baltimore.  Address is 2501 Boston St, Baltimore; conducted in the “Boater’s Lounge”, 1:30 – 4:30pm.  The Art & Science of Learning Sailing;  focusing on how a boat sails, points of sail and sailing environment.  Seminar is open to all the public; cost $12/person.  Sponsored by SOS; signup online at www.singlesonsailboats.org; then click on Feb 10 Sailing Seminar link.  Or contact Janet Gonski at 443-223-6139.

Boating and Recreational Classes at (CCBC)  The Community College of Baltimore County Maryland Basic Boating Course  An 8-hour certification course   Boating courses at our Essex campus held on 2 Wednesday evenings, & Boating courses at our Hunt Valley campus held on 2 Thus evenings,
For schedule call 443-840-1237 or email boating at ccbcmd.edu

Coastal Conservation Association – Baltimore Chapter monthly meetings held the 3rd Monday of the month featuring expert speakers.   Members gather at 6:30 pm. Meeting starts at 7:00 pm. Free and open to the public. Little Havana Restaurant 1325 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230.  Food is available for sale. The Coastal Conservation Association of Maryland has 7 Chapters. Please go to www.ccamd.org for meeting dates, locations and times.

2018 Fishing Events

The Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association has 14 Chapters. Please go to www.mssa.net for meeting dates, locations, and times.
Essex / Middle River MSSA Chapter monthly meetings held the 3rd Tuesday of the month featuring expert speakers. Free and open to the public. Meeting starts 7:30 pm. Commodore Hall – 1909 Old Eastern Ave., Essex, MD 21221. Doors open early. Food is available for sale.

Pasadena Sportfishing Group monthly meetings held the 2nd Monday of the month featuring expert guest speakers. Meeting starts 7:30 pm. Free and Open to the public. Doors open one hour early. Food is available for sale. Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Hall 161 Ritchie Hwy. Severna Park, MD 21146 – www.pasadenasportfishing.com

Tri-State Marine Fishing Flea MarketFebruary 10.  7:30 am to 2:00 pm. 5861 Deale Churchton Rd. Deale, MD. 20751. Free admission.  www.tristatemarine.com
Pasadena Sportfishing Group Fishing Flea Market February 17 & 18. Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Hall, Severna Park, MD. 21146.  Adults $5.00 each day. Children age 12 and younger free. Food is available for sale. www.pasadenasportfishing.com

Back River Restoration Committee and Coastal Conservation Association – Baltimore Chapter Mid-Winter Bull & Oyster Roast – February 24, 2018 at the Hawks Pleasure Club, 430 Riverside Drive. Essex, MD. 6:00 pm. to 10:00 pm. $40.00 per person. For tickets: Call Karen Wynn 443-983-2945 or John Bonanno 410-241-3529

Essex / Middle River MSSA Chapter Fishing Flea Market March 17 & 18. Commodore Hall – 1909 Old Eastern Ave. Essex, MD 21221. Admission is $3.00 each day. www.mssa.net

2018 CCA-MD Fishing Tournaments 
June 2, 2018 – CCA-MD Kent Narrows Fly & Light Tackle Tournament
Sept. 28, 29 and 30th 2018 – RedTrout Tournament – Crisfield, MD.

2018 CCA-MD Baltimore Rocktober Cup and BRRC Harbor Trash Tour (October 2018 date to be determined) 2018 MSSA Fishing Tournaments www.mssa.net for more info.

May 4, 5 and 6, 2018 – 35th Annual   MSSA Spring Tournament

June 15, 16 and 17, 2018 – MSSA Tunament

August 25, 2018 MSSA – Summer Classic Rockfish Contest

Sept 15, 16 and 17, 2018 – MSSA Mid-Atlantic Flounder Contest

Nov 16, 17 and 18, 2018 – 24th Annual MSSA Fall Tournament

 

Boating and Recreational Classes at (CCBC)
The Community College of Baltimore County

Maryland Basic Boating Course  An 8-hour certification course

Boating courses at our Essex campus held on 2 Wednesday evenings,  2/15 & 2/22 or 3/8/ & 3/15

Boating courses at our Hunt Valley campus held on 2 Thus evenings,  3/16 & 23 or 4/27 & 5/4   443-840-1237 or email boating at ccbcmd.edu

CCBC’s SCUBA Diving course is 6 Wednesday evening sessions held at the Dundalk campus pool  The course cost in only $194 but does not include equipment rental fees. Call CCBC at 443-840-1237 or email boating at ccbcmd.edu for more info.

 

Boating and Recreational Classes at (CCBC)
The Community College of Baltimore County

Maryland Basic Boating Course $45.

An 8-hour certification course held at:

Essex campus on 3 Wednesday evenings 9/7 thru 9/21 or 10/5/thru 10/9

Hunt Valley campus on 2 Thus evenings 9/8 & 15 or 10/13 & 20

Catonsville campus on 2 Tues evenings 9/6 & 13

CCBC’s SCUBA Diving course is 6 Wednesday evening sessions held at the Dundalk campus pool Oct 19 thru Nov 23. The course cost in only $194 but does not include equipment rental fees. Call CCBC at 443-840-1237 or email boating at ccbcmd.edu for more info.

CCBC’s Professional Captain’s Licensing Course is scheduled to begin on Sept 20 at the Dundalk campus. This is 5 weeks of evenings and Saturday’s classes for those seeking their Professional Captain’s License. Contact CCBC at boating@ccbcmd.edu or call 443-840-1237 for more info.

New this season, Yoga on Paddleboard.

Intro to Yoga on Paddleboard is a 90 introduction to waterborne yoga training on Monday evening Oct 3rd in the pool at the Dundalk campus. $69.

Yoga on Paddleboard in a 6-week course of Monday evening sessions beginning on Oct 10 at the Dundalk campus pool. $329.

Call CCBC at 443-840-470 to register or boating@ccbcmd.edu for more info.

 

Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon, MD 21009

 

How to Register for Programs

¨      Go to our website, www.otterpointcreek.org and choose “Click here for online registration” and follow instructions.

¨      Space is limited, so registration is required for all programs except Drop-In Programs.

¨      Parents attend children’s programs only where specified. All programs meet at the Center unless otherwise noted.

 

Estuary Center Information

¨    410-612-1688 or 410-879-2000 x1688. Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon, MD 21009.

¨    Web page:        www.otterpointcreek.org

¨    Hours of Operation: The Center is open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Sunday, 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.

¨    Park grounds are open dawn to dusk and all trails are not handicapped or stroller accessible

 

Canoe Trips

All trips meet at the Estuary Center unless otherwise noted. Wear shoes that can get wet. All equipment supplied.

 

National Aunt’s Day Canoe

Spend time with your auntie, niece, or nephew as you paddle through the beautiful marsh of Otter Point Creek!

Date:   Sat., September 9                                Time: 12:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Ages:  8 – adult, under 13 w/adult                 Fee:     $12.00

 

Of Rice and Rails

Wild rice once flourished in our marsh, providing fuel for man and beast alike. Rails and other migrants depended on rice to “gas up and go”. Explore rice/rail connections, harvest wild rice and stop on Snake Island for a wild rice treat.

Date:   Sun., September 17                             Time: 3:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Ages:  8 – adult, under 13 w/adult                 Fee:     $12.00

 

Colors of the Creek

See Otter Point Creek set ablaze with the colors of Fall. A photographer’s dream paddle!

Date:   Sat., October 28                                  Time: 1:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Ages:  8 – adult, under 13 w/adult                 Fee:     $12.00

 

Gunpowder Canoe

Experience the mysterious marshes of the Gunpowder River while paddling along the shores of Mariner Point Park. Flatwater trip with some wind conditions.

*Meet at Mariner Point Park

Date:   Sat., November 4                                Time: 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Ages:  14 – adult                                             Fee:     $12.00

 

Kayak Trips

All trips meet at the Estuary Center unless otherwise noted. Wear shoes that can get wet. All equipment supplied.

The Fall of Summer Sunset Kayak

Venture into the marsh to catch one last glimpse of summer while watching the sun settle below the horizon.

Date:   Sat., September 2                                Time: 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Ages:  8 – adult, under 13 w/adult                 Fee:     $12.00

 

Wonderful Wildflowers

As summer winds down, the plant community is changing. Discover what flowers are still blooming while paddling around the marsh.

Date:   Sat., September 23                              Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Ages:  8 – adult, under 13 w/adult                 Fee:     $12.00

 

Fishing Battery Island Exploration

Explore this abandoned island in the Susquehanna Flats and see what remains of the old lighthouse. Learn the history of the island and what its future holds. Bring a lunch to snack on while we are on the island. Approx. 4 miles round trip of paddling. *Meet at Swan Harbor Farm

Date:   Sun., September 24                             Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Ages:  Adults                                                  Fee:    $16.00

 

Good Morning Marsh

In the natural world the day begins early. Get up with the sun to see who’s “shaking a leg” in the wee hours of the morning, on the water and in the wetlands.

Date:   Sat., September 30                              Time: 7:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Ages:  8 – adult, under 13 w/adult                 Fee:     $12.00

 

Bush River Headwaters Kayak

Discover wonders where Bynum and James Run converge, quietly exploring the wetlands with birds and beauty abounding.   *Meet off of Rt. 40 and Pamela Dr.

Date:   Sat., October 7                                    Time: 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Ages:  8 – adult, under 13 w/adult                 Fee:     $12.00

 

Synchronicity

It is definitely worth leaving work early! View the sun setting and the full moon rising in perfect synchronicity on this date of the November full moon, followed by a relaxing paddle on the moonlit waters of Otter Point Creek.

Date:   Fri.., November 3                                Time: 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Ages:  10 – adult, under 16 w/adult               Fee:     $12.00

 

Water Strider Pontoon Boat Rides

Children under 13 must be with an adult.

Meet at the Estuary Center’s Pontoon Pier parking lot on Rt. 40 just west of Otter Point Rd. unless otherwise noted.

 

Migration Search

Hawks, osprey, waterfowl, and butterflies are journeying southward toward their winter homes. See how many choose to fly over or rest on the waters of Otter Point Creek. *Meet at Estuary Center

Date:   Sun., September 3                               Time:  9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Ages: 30 lbs. – adult, under 13 w/adult        Ages 13-adult: $6; children under 13: $4

 

Birding by Boat

Join birder, Phil Powers, on a search for the beautiful marsh birds of Otter Point Creek.

Date:   Sat., September 9                                Time:  10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Ages: 8 – adult, under 13 w/adult                 Ages 13-adult: $6; children under 13: $4

 


World Rivers Day Pontoon

Step onto the Water Strider and glide along the Bush River on World Rivers Day! Learn about this local waterway and take time to soak in the beauty that surrounds you. *Meet at Estuary Center

Date:   Sun., September 24                             Time:  9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Ages: 30 lbs. – adult, under 13 w/adult        Ages 13-adult: $6; children under 13: $4

 

Leaf Peeper Pontoon

On this final outing of the pontoon season, cruise the creek and upper Bush River scanning the shoreline for pigment-drenched leaves and fall migrants. Seasonal refreshments. *Meet at Estuary Center

Date:   Sun., October 15                                 Time:  4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Ages: 30 lbs. – adult, under 13 w/adult        Fee:     Ages 13 – adult: $8; Children up to 12: $6

 

Space is provided free of
charge to Advertisers, Clubs,
Boat Courses, Fishing Tournaments,
Waterfront Museums,
and any Non-Profit Organizations.
If you hold an event on
the upper bay waterfront, or
have any boat related activity,
please send us the information.
Events will be updated on
our website each month. Visit
www.upperbayboating.com or
email davebielecki@aol.com

 


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