Area Boating and Waterfront Activities

 

Havre de Grace Fireworks July 2

Waterman’s Day/Boat Docking Contest July 2

12:00pm in Rock Hall

 

Rock Hall Fireworks July 3

 

Baltimore Inner Harbor

4th of July Fireworks July 4

 

Upper Bay Arts Festival

August 5 11-5 at McDaniel Yacht

Basin 15 Grandview Ave. North East,

Md. Free Adm. Something for the

whole family.

www.galahadmarine.com

 

Pirates and Wenches

Fantasy Weekend

August 11-13

in Rock Hall

HOOK, LINE & LITTLE SINKERS
Fishing Tournament & Family Fun Day
August 19th from 8am -3pm

Kids fishing event 9-11, rods, tackle and bait provided with gift card prizes for largest fish in 4 age groups. Free lunch for all kids, family and friends. Charlestownmd.org for more info and sign-in form..

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.

Good Morning Marsh

Get up with the sun to enjoy an early morning paddle around the marsh. Keep watch for plant and animal life as they awaken.

Date:   Sat., June 3                                   Time:            7:00 – 9:30 a.m.

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

 

Gunpowder Canoe

Experience the mysterious marshes of the Gunpowder River as we paddle the shores near Mariner Point Park. Flatwater trip with some wind conditions.            *Meet at Mariner Point Park

Date:   Sat., July 1                                    Time:            2:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Ages:   13 – adult, under 18 w/adult         Fee:   $12.00

 

Critter Hunt Canoe

Many types of animals call Otter Point Creek home. With animal scavenger hunts in hand, search high and low while paddling around the marsh. Do you think you can find them all?

Date:   Sat., July 15                                   Time:            1:00 – 3:30 p.m.

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

 

Hidden Cove Canoe

With the tide in our favor, paddle in the early morning to explore the hidden coves of the marsh.

Date:   Sat., August 5                                Time:            7:00 – 9:30 a.m.

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

 

Spectacular Sunset Canoe

What could be a better end to a beautiful summer’s day than viewing the awesome sunset display while floating on the tranquil waters of Otter Point Creek? Don’t forget your camera!

Date:   Sat., August 19                              Time:            6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Ages:   8 – adult, under 13 w/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.

Kids-n-Kayaks

Enjoy an afternoon kayaking with your kids, learning basic strokes and paddle safety surrounded by the natural bounty of Otter Point Creek.

Date:   Sat., June 10                                           Time:   12:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Ages:   5 – adult, under 13 w/adult                     Fee:     $12.00

 

Hart Miller Island Adventure

Experienced kayakers are invited to join our naturalist and paddle roughly 1.5 miles from Rocky Point to north of Drum Point on Hart-Miller Island. Bring a lunch to enjoy on the sandy beach. Finish with a hike on the island trails to view bird life before heading back to the mainland. *Meet at Rocky Point Beach Park – additional admission fee required

Date:   Sat., June 17                                           Time:   10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Ages:   Adults                                                   Fee:     $12.00

 

Full Moon Paddle

Bathe in the light of the full moon while circling the creek from Leight Park to the marsh and back.

Date:   Sat., July 8                                              Time:   8:00 – 10:30 p.m.

Ages:   8 – adult, under 16 w/adult                     Fee:     $12.00

 

Boating with Beaver at Bosely

Explore the waters of Bosely Conservancy in search of this industrious keystone species. Discover signs of their handiwork, and learn why they are so important!    *Meet at Bosely Conservancy

Date:   Sat., July 29                                            Time:   1:00 – 3:30 p.m.

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

 

Meander by the Mill

Enjoy a leisurely paddle kayaking Deer Creek upstream from Eden Mill Nature Center and the Grist Mill. Stop along the way for a relaxing wade in the water. *Meet at Eden Mill

Date:   Sat., August 5                                         Time:   11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

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

 

Picnic Paddle

Work up an appetite kayaking the marsh, then stop on Snake Island for an al fresco lunch, food and ambience provided!

Date:     Sat., August 26                                     Time:   11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Ages:     8 – adult, under 13 w/adult                  Fee:     $14.40/M; $16/NM

 

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.

High Tide Tea

Celebrate National Iced Tea Day with us on the pontoon! Float around the marsh and enjoy a variety of refreshing iced tea flavors, including a few with wetland origins.

Date:    Sat., June 10                                           Time:   8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Ages:    30 lbs. to adult, under 13 w/adult          Fee:     $7.20/M; $8/NM

 

Birding by Boat

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

Date:    Sun., June 25                                         Time:   9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Sat., July 22                                                        8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Ages:    8 – adult, under 13 w/adult                    Fee:     Ages 13 – Adult: $6; Ages 8-12: $4

 

Float-n-Fish

Use rods, cast net, seine net, or plankton tow to catch a variety of creatures in the fish food chain of the upper Bush River and Otter Point Creek.

Date:    Sun., July 23                                          Time:   8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Ages:    7 – adult, under 13 w/adult                    Fee:     Ages 13 – Adult: $6; Ages 8-12: $4

 

Critter Cruise

The tide is high! Venture as far into the marsh as the tide allows and see what is up and at ’em on a fine summer morning.

Date:     Sun., August 6                                     Time:   8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Ages:     30 lbs. to adult, under 13 w/adult         Fee:     Ages 13 – Adult: $6; Ages 8-12: $4

 

 

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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