Who wouldn’t love a relaxing morning on the water? Come join naturalist Missy Lauterbach in exploring the beautiful, marshy waterways of Dundee Creek. Witness which birds frequent this abundant haven and learn about their different fishing techniques. Watch the minnows scatter as you glide over their nurseries. Spot the slough of a young blue crab and learn about why they come to this freshwater marsh. Hear about some of the conservation success stories that are helping to return our waterways to their former glory. 

No canoe, no experience…no problem! The Natural History Society of Maryland has a fleet of canoes that is ready to launch. We will supply the canoes, paddles, and PFD’s (life jackets). We’ll also provide some basic paddling instruction at the beginning of the trip.


LIMIT: 8 Canoes: 16 seats available. Participants must be a minimum of 8 years old. Youth ages 8-12 years old may sit in the center of their supervising adult’s canoe. An adult must accompany participants under the age of 18. A maximum of two children per adult is allowed on our canoe programs. If you are coming by yourself there is the possibility you will be paired up with another individual in a canoe. *No personal canoes.

Because we have a limited number of seats, we ask that you contact us at nhsm@marylandnature.org if you need to change your reservation. Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance for a refund.

COST:  Program cost: $35/members; $45/nonmembers; $15 per child (8-12 years old) in the same canoe as accompanying adult. 


Please follow this link to register for this trip https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-3498844


What to bring: We will be on the water in open sun and it’s easy to dehydrate. Please bring a large bottle of water (required). All the following are optional: windbreaker, binoculars, camera (preferable in a waterproof case), and a towel to dry off if necessary.

What to wear: Shoes that can get wet, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat


Missy Lauterbach is a certified American Canoe Association instructor and has been leading canoe and kayak trips for over 10 years. She also has over 20 years of experience working as a naturalist in the state of Maryland. Dundee creek is one of her favorite spots to look for wildlife and relax on the water.