A Paddler's Guide to Smith Island

A Paddler's Paradise
Though best known as a watermens' community, Smith Island is also a paddler's paradise for day or overnight trips. The meandering creeks, or "guts" through the island's 8,000 acres of marsh provide extensive paddling opportunities close to three island villages where paddlers can feast on fresh crab cakes and the island's trademark nine
layer cake.

Brown Pelicans Our water trails offer chances to view Osprey, Heron, Pelicans and more!
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A wateway in Smith Island
From places to stay to where to eat, check out www.visitsmithisland.com.
For waterproof copies of the Smith Island Water Trails Paddlers Guide, email dlitedirector@comcast.net.
A thousand channels and cricks and guts rive the marsh, and through them the. bay perfuses Smith Island . . . through the fantastic maze of loops and whorls and meanders the marshways make. An Island Out of Time, Tom Horton