This is just a quick note to announce that the interactive map for the SE Coast Saltwater Paddling Trail has been updated. We have updated/corrected a few issues with the trail and access points that some folks have contacted us about. Please continue to do so if you encounter any changes or have knowledge of such. It helps us make the trail even better and stay up to date.
Also, the NOAA navigational charts have been added back into the trail map. They were removed last summer because of some issues on NOAA’s end. They are accessible again now by clicking the “Layers” menu on the top on the map and checking the box on/off as desired. Again, this information should be used for planning only so if you are heading out on the trail, please consult printed navigational charts as needed.
On April 19, 2013 our coalition federal, state, and private agencies officially launched this website for the Southeast Coast Saltwater Paddling Trail (SECT) at the East Coast Paddlesports & Outdoor Festival, held in Charleston, South Carolina. Our new website will be the primary source for all-inclusive information on navigating the coastal water trails of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. Featuring detailed maps that highlight access sites, lodging and supply centers, paddlers can now travel an unbroken trail of tidal marshes and rivers more than 800 miles along the coasts of all four states. Continue reading
On June 20, 2012, Wild River Outfitters, Virginia Beach SPCA, and local churches partnered with the National Park Service – Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program (RTCA), to provide 12 local youth with the opportunity to learn about and explore local waterways by kayak. After an orientation to basic paddling skills and boating safety, the group went on a 3-hour paddle trip accompanied by guides that shared information on local wildlife, habitat, and watershed health. The paddle trip was followed by lunch and a walk with a local naturalist at Stumpy Lake Natural Area. Continue reading