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Join us for a unique sojourn that combines paddling with some of our area’s extraordinary history. In 1753, a young George Washington traveled from Virginia to the French fort called LeBoeuf at present day Waterford. His purpose was to inform the French occupying the region that they were to extricate themselves from British territory. The Fort LeBoeuf Historical Society maintains a campus of three buildings in Waterford that highlights these important events, recognizes the region’s significant native peoples impacted by European colonization, and explores other regional history.

In the morning we’ll be touring these three historic sites, followed by lunch at Sugar & Spice in the Historical Society’s Eagle Hotel. Our afternoon paddle down LeBoeuf Creek will be a much more intimate experience than the typical French Creek Summer sojourn, offering a closer connection with the tree-lined banks and a better opportunity to be up close and personal with wildlife. We’ll finish the day connecting to French Creek and paddling to the take-out, where we’ll enjoy dinner on the deck overlooking French Creek at Creekside Grille.

Sojourn registration fees are $65 for members and $90 for non-members (includes FCVC membership) and includes entry at all three Waterford museums, morning snacks, lunch at Sugar & Spice, dinner at Creekside Grill, driver shuttle, educational programs, and commemorative t-shirt.

For more information and to register, go to the sojourn registration page.

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