- This event has passed.
Old Canal Lock Tour on the Rappahannock
August 10, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm$32 – $40
Travel by kayak on the beautiful Rappahannock River while learning about the historical, local commercial use of the Rappahannock River.
This guided tour delves into the history of the Embrey Dam (built in 1910 and removed in 2004), the canal (built mid-1800s), and the use of locks along this waterway by giving participants an up-front view of the remnants of Fredericksburg’s recent past. Discover the power the dammed river gave the past populace, plus the benefits that the free-flowing Rappahannock River gives the current inhabitants, in and along the river.
Trip led by FOR environmental educator, Nancy Stalik. Trip includes kayak, paddle, life jackets and transportation. Participants may not bring their own kayak. Please bring your own water in a reusable container (no glass), water shoes, bug spray and sunscreen.
Attendees will meet at Mott’s Boat Ramp and paddle a 2 mile stretch and then will be shuttled back to their vehicles.