Moonlight Paddle in Manchac Swamp

Join Canoe & Trail Adventures at 4:30 p.m. for a winding paddle through a scenic cypress-lined bayou to arrive at Lake Maurepas for sunset. Paddlers can enjoy their evening meal while watching twilight arrive. Once dark the group will begin paddling back. The 10-day-old moon overhead wil provide light, and mideway back the group will pause to listen for the sounds of the swamp. While in spring the wetlands are filled with sounds in the evening, autumn is entirely different.

Howl at the Moon Evening Paddle on Lake Martin

This evening paddle on Lake Martin costs $35 per person and includes a kayak/canoe, paddles, PFD's, dinner and guides. As the sun sets you will slide through the black waters of Lake Martin and wind your way through the cypress trees that line the edge of the lake. Once the lake becomes darker and the stars come out you'll begin to hear the night critters. Finally, after the trip you'll enjoy a unique dinner on the bakns of beautiful Lake Martin. Participants must bring a flashlight or headlamp for this trip, and reservations are required.

Paddle at Two O'Clock Bayou

Meet at Pack and Paddle at 2 p.m. for a Level 1 paddle trip down Two O'Clock Bayou. This trip is perfect for beginners but interesting enough for more advanced paddlers, too. Since it is only five miles long, the pace is calm and leisurely and allows plenty of time to chat and take photographs as you paddle along black water and beautiful cypress trees. Two O'Clock Bayou, located in the upper Atchafalaya Basin between Port Barre and Krotz Springs, is home to some of the oldest cypress trees in the South and many species of animals.

Paddling in Pink with BREC Outdoor Adventure

Join BREC's Outdoor Adventure Program from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, for Paddling in Ping, a new program in partnership with Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge. During this program participants will learn to paddle kayaks, canoes and paddle boards while also making a contribution to Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge. Cost: $5. Participaints: ages 12 and older. Additional assistance provided by The Backpacker and Muddy Water Paddle Company. All proceeds benefit Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge.


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