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NPS Kayak Tour: Jacob Cummings and the Paddle to Freedom

April 9 from 9am – 12:30pm

Join Outdoor Chattanooga and Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Rangers for a FREE 3-hour, guided, and equipped historical kayak tour on the Tennessee River to experience the story of Jacob Cummings. This special kayak tour, made possible through the support of National Park Partners, will mark the 180th anniversary of Cummings escape and follow his route from Brown’s Ferry, to Williams Island, to Walden’s Ridge. Participants will learn about Cummings story both as a passenger and agent on the famed Underground Railroad. Paddler requirements include at least one “adult” (18+) in each boat and children must be at least 10 years old. No experience is necessary and equipment and instruction will be provided. Check out the website below for more information on registering!