Pocomoke River Canoe Company inside

Inside the Pocomoke River Canoe Company – photo by Lisa Ludwig

Due to flooding and heavy rain, tour has been shifted to Sunday, July 14th – 10:00 AM

The Travel Hags will have a second July Adventure on Sunday, July 14 when they kayak the upper Pocomoke River to Porters Crossing.  Hags will meet at the Pocomoke River Canoe Company in Snow Hill, then be transported up to Porters Crossing and launched.  The 5.5 mile trail will wind through Cypress forests and open fields through one of the most undeveloped landscapes on the Eastern  Shore.

***Hagmen are welcome but they must be brought by a Travel Hag (any wise woman with goddess attributes who’d like to attend).
So guys if you want to participate, we’d love to have you but you’ve got to get a girl to bring ya’.

COST OF KAYAK TOUR – $45 (rental) or $10 (bring your own)

Kayak rentals for either single or tandem (two-person) kayaks are $45.  If you have your own kayak, there is a $10 launch fee.  Price includes kayak, paddle, life jacket and transport to Porter’s Crossing with launch into the Pocomoke River.

*** You must book your reservation with the Canoe Company now.  Call (410) 632-3971 to reserve your spot on this tour.  Advanced registration is required and tour is filled at 15 kayaks.  Book Now.

DIFFICULTY OF WATER TRAIL – Intermediate

This particular trail is not difficult but it is rather long.  So if you are an inexperienced paddler or apprehensive it would be a good idea to pair up with a friend and rent a tandem kayak.  There’s no difference in rental price – actually it’s cheaper for two people in one boat when you split the price.

TIME AND MEETING PLACE – 10:00 a.m. at the Canoe Company

Meeting time is 10 a.m. at the Pocomoke River Canoe Company – see Google Map link here.  This will put our group at the launch at high tide making for a smooth, down-river paddle.

WHAT TO BRING – list of stuff

  1. Sun Screen
  2. Bottled Water
  3. Snack
  4. Bug Spray
  5. Camera (in ziplock bag)
  6. Hat – makes a difference

AFTER ACTIVITIES – LUNCH, MUSEUM TOUR AND GHOST WALK

LUNCH    –  The paddle takes approximately three hours, but it’s easy to make a day of visiting Snow Hill.  After the paddle, we’ll walk a few blocks into town and enjoy Sunday Brunch at The Palette on Green Street. (plan on $15-18).

MUSEUM –  After lunch we’ll walk a few more blocks and take tour of the Julia A. Purnell Museum ($2), a small museum with thousands of artifacts chronicling the culture of the Eastern Shore.

GHOST WALK – For those who want to stay we’ll do a Ghost Walk of Snow Hill.  The walk will be led by Mindie Burgoyne, author of Haunted Eastern Shore: Ghostly Tales from East of the Chesapeake.  The tour will cover 1.5 miles if the historic downtown and residences including the Governor’s Mansion, Town Hall and one of the most haunted sites on the Eastern Shore  – The Snow Hill Inn.  Very haunted place!

Those who attended the paddle, lunch and museum tour can do the ghost walk for FREE.  Any others that want to do only the ghost walk can purchase their tickets on line ($15) – the maximum persons on the tour will be 25.  Ghost tour will begin at 4:00 pm.

See post about the haunted Snow Hill Inn.

What a day!

How Do I Sign Up?

  1. Send an email to tours@travelhag.com letting us know to expect you.  This is crucial for the Ghost Walk as space is limited.
  2. Book your kayak or reserve space in the vehicle for launch right away Call (410) 632-3971
  3. Bring money for lunch ($18 approx) and $2 for the museum entrance fee.
  4. Come prepared to make new friends and have an unforgettable experience.

 

JULY 14 ITINERARY

Meet at Pocomoke River Canoe Company – 10:00 am.  – Cost $45 to rent or $10 to launch your own – BOOK NOW (410) 632-3971

Lunch at the The Palette on Green Street (approx 1:30) – Cost – about $18 for Sunday Brunch

Tour of Julia A. Purnell Museum (approx 2:30) – Tour of the Purnell Museum- $2

Ghost Walk of Snow Hill Historic District –  FREE to those who go on the Kayak tour. Others purchase online. Limit 25

 

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