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Friday, April 01, 2016

Explore Wicomico County in a canoe or kayak through R.O.P.E. tours

Salisbury, MD – Explore Wicomico County’s great outdoors in a canoe or kayak on a R.O.P.E. eco tour.

R.O.P.E., or River Otter Paddle Excursions, will be held at Leonard’s Mill Park and Pemberton Historical Park this spring through fall. Participants can choose to go out in a canoe or kayak.

The Wicomico Amazon tour will bring people out on Leonard’s Mill Pond to learn about ecosystems and wildlife. Wicomico Amazon tours are set for June 19, July 17, July 31, Aug. 27, Sept. 24 and Oct. 22 at 11 a.m.

The Paddle Back in Time tour will take canoers and kayakers from Pemberton Historical Park along the Wicomico River to explore the shores of one of Salisbury’s founding fathers. Paddle Back in Time tours are scheduled for 3:30 p.m. April 23, 9 a.m. May 14, 2 p.m. June 4, 10:30 a.m. Aug. 13 and 8 a.m. Oct. 8.
Each tour will cost $30 per participant. Lunch will be provided for an additional $10 per person.

Moon Lite tours will also be held at both locations, also for $30 per participant. After enjoying the beauty and peace on the water under the night sky, participants will enjoy a fire with marshmallows and hot dogs. The tour at Leonard’s Mill Pond is set for 7:30 p.m. April 22 and the Pemberton Park Moon Lite tours will be held at 7:30 p.m. May 21 and 7 p.m. Sept. 16.

All tours last about two to two-and-a-half hours.

Registration is available at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center Box Office (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.–6 p.m.) and online For more information, contact Program Director Allen Swiger at 410-548-4900 x108, or

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