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History & Lore of the Withlacoochee River   

Paddling Withlacoochee River, it is soon clear why it was designated, in 2006 as an "Outstanding Florida Waterway." On this 3 - 3.5 hour paddle, we will pass through habitats ranging from extensive, open marshes loaded with water birds of all sort and deeply shaded river hardwood forests that, in places, form a nearly complete over-canopy.

This wealth of history, archaeology and wild plant and animal lore we discuss on this tour makes it one of our favorites. Please meet at the launch site at 9 AM. The trip lasts appx. 3 - 3.5 hours. This is an easy, out-and-back paddle that ends at the same site from which we launch. The gentle current is easy to paddle against on the upstream portion of the trip. Skill level: Good for beginners and pros alike.


Meeting time (at launch site): 10 AM. Kayaks are provided. After registering for the class, participants should call (386) 454-0611 during the week prior to the trip to discuss any special needs or requests and confirm an email address for launch site directions. Lunch not included in price.



History & Lore of the Withlacoochee River   
Instructor:  Lars Anderson
Course #: TRI140
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
This class meets 1 time on: Tu, 6/8/2021

Members: $46; Non-Members: $51

Location: Field Trip
Seats Available: 1

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