A Voyage Around the Peninsula

The SoBo peninsula reveals its many diverse faces when you look at it up close from the water’s edge. Two Peninsula Post volunteers recently circumnavigated the entire shoreline by kayak, from the Inner Harbor to Ridgely’s Cove beneath I-395.

Steve Cole contributed photographs, with an assist from Dan Strodel, whose kayaking skills made this voyage possible.

A shorter version of this article originally appeared in the December 2022 issue of the Peninsula Post. Many additional photos have been included in this online version.

(NOTE to prospective SoBo peninsula circumnavigators: Water temperatures this time of year are too cold for safe kayaking. Wait until May before paddling around the peninsula.)

Inner Harbor to Domino Sugar

Domino Sugar to Fort McHenry

Fort McHenry to Nick’s Fish House

What remains of Ferry Bar Park

Nick’s Fish House to Ridgely’s Cove

The Kayak and the Crew

Steve Cole (left) and Dan Strodel

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4 thoughts on “A Voyage Around the Peninsula

  1. Many Canton Kayak Club members have paddled around the peninsula during the paddling season (May-Oct) when the water isn’t so cold. These pictures remind me of how limited the number of water access points are around the harbor. The Baltimore Blueway plan is bringing awareness for the need to improve and increase the number of access points for recreational boating to make the harbor safer and more accessible to all.

    A Baltimore Water Trail Community Input meeting has been set for 7pm on Wednesday, March 22nd at the Patagonia store in Harbor East.

    Hope to see you there!


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