KayaXpedition - June 2022

kayaXpedition logo for Chesapeake VA

For those looking for yet another reason to visit the region, head to Chesapeake, VA for KayaXpedition. This family-friendly festival held yearly at Oak Grove Lake Park has something for absolutely everyone.

Learn or Practice

Put on by Chesapeake Parks, Recreation and Tourism, the annual KayaXpedition seeks to promote the use of the city’s many waterways.

You’re more than welcome to bring your own kayak or canoe for $10 or you can rent one on-site. Pre-Registration is required.

Enjoy the Day

With over 65 acres of natural beauty, Oak Grove Lake Park is the perfect location to celebrate the start of summer. The spectacular man-made lake at the heart of the park offers calm waters ideal for canoeing or kayaking. Although the park does not typically allow kayaking and canoeing, a special exception is made for this yearly event.

Spend the day on the lake in your vessel, or bask in the natural surroundings onshore while enjoying quality time with friends, family, and new acquaintances. A 1.5-mile trail runs the perimeter of the lake, so you can also watch the activities from dry land while you hang out on foot or bike. 

There's something for everyone including a DJ and kayak and canoe rentals.

Have a bite or an entire meal at one of the many picnic shelters, paddle to the beat of music from your kayak, sway along to the sounds from the shoreline, or get advice from one of the on-site experts. And, of course, to fully enjoy this outdoor experience, don’t forget your sunscreen.

Visit the City of Chesapeake website for more information.

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