Cancellation of Enfield's Fishing Creek Paddle on June 6

The 10th Annual Enfield Fishing Creek Paddle that was scheduled to be held on June 6, 2020, has been cancelled due to COVID-19.  We recognize that DERP (Downtown Enfield Restoration & Preservation) wasn’t the only organization forced to postpone a major fund-raising event, even though we had already mapped our route, secured our caterers and reserved our music. The current Coronavirus uncertainty has impacted everyone – and as much as we are sad to reschedule the 10th Annual Enfield Fishing Creek Paddle, we are also lamenting the cancellation of the New Orleans Jazz Festival, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and March Madness. It’s been a challenging season for all.

Although participants can safe distance with their kayaks and canoes as they paddle down Fishing Creek, there is still a lot of close-quarter contact while loading and unloading. We also gather for lunch and music afterwards. We do not want to put anyone at risk. But the good news is that we have come up with a date for next year’s Enfield Fishing Creek Paddle. In addition, DERP members plan to meet June 6 – and paddle at a safe distance while cleaning up Fishing Creek of debris.

So mark your calendars for June 5, 2021 – it will still be our 10th anniversary. Buy your tickets early. And also please consider sponsoring next June’s Fishing Creek Paddle. If you need additional information, visit our website at or feel free to contact Suzann Anderson at or Julia Andrus at