Some glide swiftly through the water with every powerful stroke. Others drift leisurely in their vessels allowing the lazy current to gently pull them along. Some do it for the exercise, for the challenge, or for the bragging rights. Some do it for the change of pace. Some do it to connect with nature, or to enjoy the sunshine with friends and family. No matter the intensity or intentions, there’s one thing that kayak and paddleboard lovers share: the irreplaceable experience of venturing out on the water and disconnecting from their lives on land, for a bit.
The City of League City, in partnership with Kayak Shack, wants more people to have that experience, right here in our own backyard! That’s why on Friday, July 17, from 9:00 am - 6:00 pm, the Kayak Shack is offering kayak and paddleboard rentals launching from Heritage Park in honor of a League City celebration of Kayak Day. Detach from the busyness and chaos of life and discover the wonders that await you on the Clear Creek Paddle Trail. Soak up the sun afloat one of Kayak Shack’s premium kayaks or switch it up and try out some paddleboards with friends for a fun day on the water! Whether you’re a solo adventurer or looking to make memories with your family, Kayak Day on the Clear Creek Paddle Trail is a perfect time to get out of the house and get active! Depending on how long you’d like to voyage, rentals are available for 1 or 3 hours of paddle time.
There is plenty to explore on the Clear Creek Paddle Trail. Just minutes from your launch point, you’ll feel as though you are miles-deep into the wilderness. You’ll see a plethora of birds, reptiles, and wildlife, and hear the music of their chirps and rattles as you paddle. Pay attention to your surroundings and notice the vibrant and thriving life all around you. Look closely at floating logs along your ride and you might notice that some have thick scales, gnarly teeth, and shiny, watchful eyes. That’s right. You just might encounter an alligator or two lurking near the bayou’s edge or moving quietly through the water across the creek.
Bring a pair of binoculars for a better view of native creatures. Most notably, you will discover the amazing world of birds that make the surrounding, verdurous trees and grasses their home. Just minutes beyond the banks at Heritage Park, you can observe birds in their natural habitat, including species like ducks, pelicans, shorebirds, wading birds, woodland birds, raptors, herons, egrets, ibis, spoonbills, songbirds, hawks and more.
To make the most of your time and to have the best experience, be sure to lather up the sunscreen, douse yourself with bug spray and bring plenty of water. Food trucks will be available at the park for snacks, drinks, or a tasty lunch before or after your rental.
Make sure to take photos to commemorate the day and tag us on Facebook and Instagram so we can see and share, too! Looking forward to a fun-filled day in the great outdoors with the awesome residents and visitors of League City!
Register online at www.kayakshackkemah.com or call 832-429-2094 to make your reservation!