TDC exploring paddle route


Kyle Holley and several other members of the Tourist Development Council are eager to open up an adventure paddle route on the Blackwater River.

The 25-40 mile route begins south of Deaton’s Bridge and runs through Milton. Holley said it’s a route that has been closed off for quite some time because of the hurricanes and erosion. Holley also believes there are logjams along the potential route.

“We’re planning an expedition to see what blockages are there and to get an idea of what kind of work it would take to open it up,” Holley said. “We believe that if we could open this route up, it would draw in tourism groups.”

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