Michael King 26/11/2016 | Posted in Family Zone, Internationalisation, Kilroy DT, Recreational/Touring, rivers, UK, United States
What is it like to explore Kentucky’s beautiful and dynamic Elkhorn Creek? What is is like to paddle with a five year old? Our first stop for information was Canoe Kentucky, a Jackson Kayak dealer and outfitter with a presence at Elkhorn Creek Peaks Mill and the Kentucky River downtown Frankfort. We stopped at Peaks Mill for a chat with Chad Harp for local paddling knowledge. Chad provided the guidance I was seeking. If you can’t find Chad, Canoe Kentucky’s web site includes USGS Knights Bridge gage height, temperature, flow, and a water level interpreter. Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources web site includes a comprehensive online resource for Elkhorn Creek paddling and fishing. Our paddling adventures included sections from Weisenberger Mill to the Kentucky River. An overnight rain event enhanced the level to 4.5 feet for our lower section adventure from Peaks Mill Rd to HWY 127. The Jackson Kayak Kilroy DT provided excellent comfort, stability, and control for paddling with my five year old son Milo. The Kilroy DT has the room and stability for stretching, and standing while paddling moving water. Our family members joined us for the adventure. My sister Tammala, and friend Roscoe paddled the Big Tuna. My niece Taylor paddled the Skipper. Our paddling pit stops included lunch on a gravel bar, Canoe Kentucky for ice cream and drinks, and a rope swing. It was an amzaing family adventure that we can talk about forever. The GoPro onboard captured our father and son kayaking adventure & expressions. We hope you enjoy them. Michael and Milo.