Dorchester is a great place to spend some time on the water. The best way to see some of our natural wonders is by kayak or canoe or stand-up paddleboard. To find out more, get your hands on one of these helpful resources, and review the outfitters and more below:

• The free Dorchester Water Trails Guide includes the basics on paddling, boating, and marinas in Dorchester.  Order it online or call us at 410.228.1000. You can also download a PDF of the Water Trails Guide, or pick one up at the Dorchester Visitor Center.

• Check out the Paddle the Nanticoke website, with info on how to explore the pristine Nanticoke River that borders Dorchester County’s eastern edge.

• Buy a Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge Paddling Trails map with information on local wildlife and important trail and navigation information for the three marked water trails at the 27,000-acre refuge.

• View the Fishing Bay Water Trails map (front side and back side). The map is no longer available in hard copy; only as a PDF. These two water trails are not marked or patrolled and should be explored only by experienced paddlers.

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