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New Texas Paddling Trail to Open in Seguin
SEGUIN – The 22nd Texas Paddling Trail will open on Wednesday, Nov. 10, along a two-mile stretch of the scenic Guadalupe River. City officials and representatives of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will gather at the concrete dock in Max Starcke Park for a 5:15 p.m. ceremony dedicating the new Seguin Paddling Trail.
Max Starcke Park on City Lake has been designated the trail’s put-in and take-out spot for the new paddling trail, eliminating the need for a shuttle. Due to the river’s being dammed at Starcke Park, the slow current allows for kayakers and canoeists to paddle two miles upstream to the Texas Highway 46 bridge and back to complete the four-mile trail. The trip will take one to three hours depending on the time spent on the river, water level, flow rate and wind speed.
An informational kiosk erected in the park, which opened in 1938 on 227 acres of a former pecan orchard, provides details about the paddling trail’s unique features. This two-mile section of the Guadalupe River, lined by large pecan, green ash and sycamore trees, affords paddlers excellent birding and fishing opportunities. TPWD partnered with the City of Seguin’s Parks and Recreation Department to develop the paddling trail.
Canoe and kayak rentals are available through outfitters in nearby New Braunfels and San Marcos.
The Texas Paddling Trails program, which began in 1998, helps promote habitat conservation through sustainable economic development, while providing additional recreational opportunities to the public. More Americans paddle (canoe, kayak or raft) than play soccer, making it one of the fastest-growing nature tourism experiences.
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