Welcoming paddlers of ALL levels to the 14th PADDLE BATTLE on the scenic Appomattox River! This section of river is flatwater and tidal, winding through beautiful marshy areas with lots of wildlife. Paddlers have a choice of a 10-Mile Race with NEW RACING CATEGORIES, a 10-Mile Leisure Paddle, or a 2-Mile Shorty. Your registration includes shuttle, morning snacks, lunch, t-shirt, and handcrafted awards! Event proceeds support Friends of the Lower Appomattox River (FOLAR) conservation and stewardship programs.
Don't miss Hopewell's annual Independence Day Celebration on the Appomattox River! The event is always held on the Saturday before July 4. A dazzling fireworks display will be fired from a barge on the river. The display is best viewed from John Randolph Medical Center, the Hopewell Riverwalk, the Hopewell City Marina, and City Park. Much of the display will be visible from points in historic downtown Hopewell also.