Outdoor

Marie McAden

SOUTH CAROLINA INSIDER

 

Explore the Edisto River in a canoe or kayak

Posted 6/21/2013 1:41:00 PM

It’s billed as the longest free-flowing blackwater river in North America. Running 250 miles from Saluda to the Atlantic Ocean, the Edisto River twists and turns through a beautiful bottomland forest of towering tupelo and cypress trees. 

You’ll have a chance to explore several different sections of the undisturbed river flood plain as part of a series of guided paddling trips being offered this year by the Edisto River Canoe and Kayak Trail Commission.

The schedule includes paddling from:

* Colleton State Park to Stokes Bridge July 20
* Stokes Bridge to Mas Old Field Aug. 17
* Mas Old Field to Givhans State Park Sept. 21

Each trip is six to eight miles long. Cost is $35 to paddle a canoe; $45 for a kayak.

Dress appropriately for the weather and be prepared for the possibility of rain. You’ll want to wear old sneakers or sandals that can be strapped onto your feet. Bring a hat, sunscreen, glasses, snacks, water and a change of clothes (just in case you end up in the water.)

To register, click here. Want more information? Call (843) 549-5445.