Rediscover the natural beauty of Eastern North Carolina at the Eighth Annual Fishing Creek Paddle sponsored by Downtown Enfield Restoration & Preservation (DERP). Registration for the Fishing Creek Paddle begins at Bellamy Mill. Paddlers will then shove off and float with kayaks and canoes for 2.5 hours.
Fishing Creek is the largest tributary of the Tar River and is one of Halifax County’s secret treasures. Not only does the creek have a quiet beauty of its own, but it also has a rich history (and prehistory). Shark teeth have been found near the creek and many collectors still possess examples of these massive teeth from prehistoric times. Fishing Creek is also cited as a location where Cornwallis’s army fought skirmishes with militiamen during the Revolutionary Period. The Creek drains 894 square miles of land and the waters are pristine. The Creek, which twists and turns as it makes its way south to the Tar River, is easily navigated by both beginner and advanced kayakers.
The Downtown Enfield Restoration and Preservation (DERP), the town of Enfield and the Halifax County Convention & Visitors Bureau invite kayakers and canoe lovers to a morning of adventure and recreation.