Back Bay Wildlife Refuge to False Cape Park

The only way into this waterway is to hike, bike, or paddle, so it’s peaceful and pristine. The 3 or 4 power boats (or jet skis) we saw were locals in Sandbridge, because there’s no public boat ramp. It was relaxing to paddle without a lot of boat wakes.

The day was very warm, so we were thankful for the breeze, or we would have baked. Paddling 12.6 miles on open water had my body saying, “whaaaaat?!” It was worth it. We saw two old brick hunting lodges tumbled down (one 19th century where President Benjamin Harrison and his friends liked to duck hunt.) It was a strange feeling to float over old foundations.