The Fort McAllister State Historic Site will offer a canoe excursion through Red Bird Creek from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 16. The tour allows participants to view Richmond Hill’s landscapes, explore the curiosities of the marsh and get closer to the native wildlife.
The Fort McAllister staff recommends participants wear shoes that are secure to their feet (no flip-flops or slides), clothes they can get wet, drinking water and sunscreen. Participants younger than 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
The cost is $25 per canoe rental, and all vehicles will require a Parkpass. The Nature Program also allows visitors to launch their personal canoes or kayaks during staffed hours. The launch fee is $5.
Rentals are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis and include a canoe, life vest and paddles. For more information, call the park office at 727-2339.