Rens Road Boat Ramp
A favorite paddling put-in location for one of my Meetup.com groups is the public boat ramp at Rens Road in Poquoson. It’s about a 45 minute drive from Williamsburg. The Hampton Roads Kayakers group is very active and we sometimes gather for after-work paddling sessions there to enjoy the sunset and moonrise. (If you’re not familiar with Meetup.com, check it out – there’s an activity, hobby, or interest for everyone!) The members of the Hampton Roads Kayakers have taught me a lot about kayaks, equipment, and paddling. They love the sport and are generous with their knowledge, especially with beginner paddlers.
I took one of my favorite photos when we got out for a stretch break one evening on Racoon Island:
Racoon Island in Sandy Bay, off of the Poquoson River, VA. Photo by Laurie Brown, copyright 2016.
Round trip from the boat ramp to the Sandy Bay and back is 6 – 7 miles.
We’ve seen eagles, ospreys, egrets, isis, and oyster catchers, plus lots of jumping fish. At times, I’m told, you’ll even see dolphins.