Area Boating and Waterfront Activities

 

Chester County Bass Masters– Open tournaments   Oct 7 & Nov 11 out of Anchor Marine in North East Maryland  www.chestercountybassmasters.com

United States Sail Boat Show Oct 5-9   at City Dock in Annapolis 410-268-8828

United States Power Boat Show Oct 12-15  at City Dock in Annapolis 410-268-8828

Rock Hall’s Fall Fest  Oct 14 from 10-4   410-639-7779

KENT NARROWS SAIL AND POWER SQUADRON  Membership Meeting Oct 18  6:00 pm, Reservations required, 571-276-1476, Cost $20, Fisherman’s Inn, Kent Narrows, Public Welcome.

CCBC’s SCUBA Diving Course Oct 19 to Nov 23 Class is a 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.

Riverside Marine’s Demo Weekend  October 20-22 Test Ride your Favorite Boat  600 Riverside Dr. Essex, Md.  410-686-1500

KENT NARROWS SAIL AND POWER SQUADRON  SEAMANSHIP CLASS, Oct 23 – Nov 20  5 Sessions, Mondays, 6:30-9:30 pm, $58 members, $78 non-members, sign up 410-279-0862, Location: Kent Island Volunteer Fire Dept.  571-276-1476

 Chesapeake Watershed Forum Nov 3-5 in Shepherdstown, WV-Note: Must register by Oct 6  This year’s theme, Healthy Lands, Healthy Waters, Healthy People. contact Lou Etgen at letgen@allianceforthebay.org, or call the Alliance at (443) 949-0575.

Benefit Bull & Oyster Roast Nov. 11 from 1-5 pm Held at Columbus Gardens 4301 Klosterman Ave. Nottingham, Md. 21236 Great Menu, Great Music, And Great Cause.  Please come out and have a good time while doing your part to Save the Hobby. Purchase tickets online $45 per person. Custom & Classic Car Educational Foundation.Contact Dave  410-937-6866  www.savethehobby.org   Please help the UBB Publisher Dave with his foundation – see you there!

 Annual Great Havre de Grace Oyster Feast Nov 18 4-9pm Havre de Grace Community Center  100 Lagaret Ln Havre de Grace MD  21078 Family friendly event catered by Atlantic Caterers featuring oysters, fried oysters, oysters on the half shell, homemade oyster stew and MD crab soup, as well as traditional foods on the pit.  410-939-2100

Middle River Lighted Boat Parade   November 25 at the Wilson Point Park starts at  5pm

 

KENT NARROWS SAIL AND POWER SQUADRON

Sept. 18 – Oct 2 – BASIC BOATING CERTIFICATION CLASS, 3 Sessions, Mondays, 6:30-9:30 pm, $35, Age 17 and under free, sign up 410-279-0862,  Location: Kent Island Volunteer Fire Dept.
Sept. 27 – Membership Meeting, 6:00 pm, Reservations required, 571-276-1476, Cost $20, Fisherman’s Inn, Kent Narrows, Public Welcome.
Oct 18 – Membership Meeting, 6:00 pm, Reservations required, 571-276-1476, Cost $20, Fisherman’s Inn, Kent Narrows, Public Welcome.
Oct 23 – Nov 20 – SEAMANSHIP CLASS, 5 Sessions, Mondays, 6:30-9:30 pm, $58 members, $78 non-members, sign up 410-279-0862, Location: Kent Island Volunteer Fire Dept.

 

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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