Wednesday, November 24, 2010

31st Annual Havre de Grace Seafood Festival

Maryland’s oldest seafood festival, the 31st Annual Havre de Grace Seafood Festival will be held August 12-14, 2011.

Festivities Include:

Over 25 vendors serving more than 150 different foods with an abundance of mouthwatering seafood delicacies and other great foods; 100 Arts & Craft Vendors featuring artisan self-made products; A Charity Raffle with a great prize; 22 hours of free live entertainment; Silent Auction with interesting items and Sports Memorabilia; A historic City located where the Chesapeake Bay begins; Our wooden promenade on the waterfront; The Concord Point Lighthouse; Local storefronts to browse; Enjoy a relaxed day with over 30,000 of your closest friends.

The event was nominated one of America’s top 10 Festivals for 2009.


Friday, August 12, 2011  4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Charlie Daniels Band in Concert at 8:00 pm Friday
Saturday, August 13, 2011  10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday, August 14, 2011  10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Chesapeake Bay Trust Grant Funding

The Chesapeake Bay Trust recently approved $1.3 million in grants to 64 organizations and schools throughout the area to fund Bay restoration activities and environmental education programs. 

Recommendations for four of the Trust’s major grant programs and initiatives, including its Living Shorelines program, Green Streets-Green Jobs initiative, Watershed Assistance Grant Program and Mini Grants Program, were approved by the Trust’s Board of Trustees and will fund projects that protect eroding shorelines, promote green infrastructure, and engage Maryland’s students in meaningful environmental and outdoor educational experiences.

For more information on these grant programs and what the Trust funds, visit

source: Chesapeake Bay Trust press release

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Where to Buy Used Kayaks in Maryland

The following is a list of possible places to buy used kayaks in Maryland:

During the Fall season, several outfitters in Maryland run outstanding end of season sales.

The Pocomoke River Canoe and Kayak Company on the Pocomoke River sells used kayaks every fall. They offer top quality used kayaks in good condition.

During their Annual Used Kayak and Gear Sale, Potomac Paddlesports offers new and used 2010 model year kayaks and equipment. According to the seller, used gear is 2010 model-year with minimal wear.

Annapolis Canoe and Kayak typically offers a selection of used paddlecraft at the end of each season.

Near Assateague Island, Island Adventure Kayaking usually offers end of season deals on used Crescent kayaks which are equipped with padded high back seats. For the end of the 2010 kayaking season, the outfitter offers used models at reduced prices.

Other sources of used kayaks in Maryland can include:

- marinas

- fishing guides

- online resources; eBay, craigslist, etc.

- flea markets, swamp meets

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Maryland Duck Hunting

Duck hunting continues to be an extremely popular sport in Maryland. Some waterfowl hunters hunt on public lands while others own land or can find a private land to lease for hunting ducks or other wild game.

Other hunting opportunities in Maryland are found by hunting clubs. These groups obtain hunting rights thru leases, land purchases or other means.

Hunting guides are another great asset for Maryland duck hunting enthusiasts. Hunting guides handle access issues, know the layout and are familiar with regulations and local hunting patterns.

Labrador retrievers and Chesapeake Bay retrievers are by far the two most popular hunting dogs used in the state. Each breed has historical significance in regional waterfowl hunting.