Dorchester County’s more than 1,700 miles of shoreline, flat waters, and countless creeks and coves make for great kayaking, canoeing and stand-up paddleboarding. In addition to more than 30 miles of established, charted water trails, you can put in at many other spots around the county at one of more than a dozen designated soft launches.

Here you’ll find unspoiled landscapes and waterscapes, wildlife including bald eagles, great blue herons, egrets, osprey, and more. This is also the birthplace of Harriet Tubman of Underground Railroad fame, and some of these waterways are the same that she once traversed.

We have put together some suggested paddling routes, from 10 to 55 miles, throughout the county in our Dorchester Paddling Guide. It also includes info on kayak/SUP rental.


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