Last year, the York River State Park.
The light-hearted tradition of sock burning to celebrate Spring and the boating season began at a yacht marina outside of Annapolis, Maryland. We have adopted the practice since socks are unnecessary for paddling.
Socks are so overrated for paddlers
We will hold our sock burning ceremony on the first Saturday of the season, March 23rd, 2013 at 10:00 AM. We will havea blessing of the boats, safety tips, and sing a wonderful anthem of the event (I Wanna Burn My Socks) before tossing the said clothingitems in the flames.
Sing, paddle, and burn with the rangers
The sock burning is usually followed by the first guided paddling trip of the season. However, for the comfort and safety of our guest, we will not lead a trip unless the water and air temperatures add up to 120 degrees.Hypothermia is still a danger in the early spring. Capsizes, though rare, can happen. If the guided paddle must be canceled for the day, canoe and kayak rental reservations for this event will be honored for a spring break paddle on Saturday, April 6th, 2013 at 10:00 AM.
Get ready for the season
Guest are welcome to bring their own boats if they wish and launch from our dock on Taskinas Creek, down the hill from the Visitor's Center.We hope the weather will be in our favor so that we can paddle as well as burn the socks. The temperature will be right for a quirky campfire and a silly song to celebrate Spring at a great park.
The Flotilla of fun
Directions to York River State Park: From I-64, take the Croaker Exit 231B. Go north on Route 607 (Croaker Rd.) for one mile, then right on Route 606 (Riverview Rd.) about one and a half miles to the park entrance. Take a left turn into the park.