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2019 Paddle to the Border
Saturday, May 04, 2019, 08:00am
Contact 252-771-8333

16th Annual Paddle to the Border

This 16th annual event celebrates the canal’s rich history, which dates to 1763 when George Washington’s land company first surveyed the swamp before commissioning the waterway’s construction. In the 19th century, the canal’s dense wetlands provided refuge for slaves traveling the Underground Railroad before continuing their journey north

Interested in participating? Like spring’s arrival, enthusiasm for Paddle for the Border begins building early.

Event Date:  Saturday, May 4th, 2019.

Registration opens January 2, 2019. The event is limited to the first 375 participants and fills up quickly due to its popularity.

Open Registration : January 2 - April 5, 2019. (Online, Walk In or Drop Off, Mail) Registration Fee: $40 per person (not refundable unless event is canceled)

Late Registration : April 6, 2019 - Until Full.  (Online Only)  Add $10 Late Fee.

For more information and a registration form, please click on the links below:

Location Dismal Swamp State Park