FREE Paddles, Weather Permitting

Experience the river up-close while paddling around 11 acres of restored wetlands at Paradise Creek, the largest wetland in Southeast Virginia open for public paddling.


Sign up at RIVERFest for a free 30-minute self-guided tour and come back for a full program with Urban Park Ranger, Sarah Sumoski. During the festival, check out the on-water education stations which will be manned by Young Life of Hampton Roads. Elizabeth River Project's clear-bottom kayaks and kayaks provided by Adventure Kayaks will be available for use! The kayak launch is ADA accessible.

Photo credit: Larry I'Anson