Bald cypress trees on the Dragon Run. Credit: Bay Journal
If you caught Bob Flynn’s piece in July about paddling the Dragon Run, one of Virginia’s most pristine and overlooked watershed, here’s some good news. You won’t have to wait until 2018 for another chance for a guided tour as the Friends of Dragon Run have added a fall season.
The non-profit will offer trips down the river that eventually feeds the Piankatank (about an hour’s drive from Richmond) on the last two weekends in October (20-22 and 27-29). There is room for just 12 paddlers each trip so space is limited. Reservations will be available online at www.dragonrun.org beginning Sept. 15. There is no cost for the trips, but donations are accepted.
If you’ve already paddled the Dragon Run, these fall trips are a first, so paddlers will get to explore a different section of the waterway.