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Enjoying the natural beauty, Adventuring on Ayers Creek

When you think of Ocean City, what comes to mind? It’s more than likely that your first thoughts are of the Boardwalk, the nightlife and dining and, of course, the beautiful beach. But what you might not think of — aside from how beautiful the beach and the Atlantic Ocean are on a sunny summer morning, because we all know that — is what natural beauties await you in the creeks, the wetlands and the general landscapes around Ocean City. 

There’s no better place to take in such beauty than on Ayers Creek, just under seven miles south of Ocean City in Berlin, Md. On Ayers Creek you’ll find Ayers Creek Adventures, billed as OC’s premiere paddlesport and kayak outfitter, which offers everything under the sun and on the water from group kayaking expeditions to SUP to Floyo (that’s stand-up paddleboarding but with yoga. For those who aren’t afraid of losing their balance and getting a little wet). 

The best way to marvel at mother nature and appreciate the abundant wildlife that Delmarva has to offer is through one of Ayers Creek’s many Eco Tours: Explore the salt marshes. Trek through the forested wetlands. Paddle out at sunset, wake up early for the sunrise paddle or wait til darkness hits and go out on a full moon paddle, followed by a bonfire complete with wine, cheese and desserts. Because you didn’t think you could possibly enjoy the scenic views of the Eastern Shore any more until there was wine involved. 

Launch an adventure on Ayers Creek – Ocean City Watersports

Rebecca Hardy and Seth Irwin were lounging in the shade, enjoying a pair of the adirondack chairs placed strategically around the Ayers Creek Adventures property. A couple, Peter and Linda Hutchinson, already was out on the creek. The next school tour wouldn’t arrive for another few hours, so there were some minutes of quiet to …


The following are some photos that owner Suzy Taylor has taken during her many Ayers Creek adventures. It’s the next best thing to actually being there on the creek… Though once you’re there, the photos don’t even compare.

A picturesque sunset view.
Lots of kids come to Ayers Creek with their schools. Here, students are excitedly searching for creek critters.
Someone found a baby blue crab.
And someone found a baby flounder, too.
A beautiful bald eagle perched on a tree branch.
An Eastern Painted Turtle spotted in the grass.
Kayaking makes for a perfect team building excursion.
A view from the kayak with the sunset reflected in the water.
Paddling out during a full moon.
Kristin is a writer and photographer in Ocean City, Maryland, and is the content manager for OceanCity.com and other State Ventures, LLC sites. She loves getting reader-submitted stories and photos, so send her an email anytime. She also works part-time at the Art League of Ocean City and the Ocean City Film Festival and lives just off the peninsula with her dog and fiancé. Her photos can be found on Instagram @oc_kristin.

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