This blog is written by a female whitewater paddler who adopted a child later in life. I am beginning this blog as he is about to turn six years old.  Since I know where to whitewater paddle, seeking out short flat water paddles is new to me.  I thought I would write this blog to help other families find places to paddle A – 1, (flat water to slightly moving water).

The distance from home is an important part of choosing a location. And since we are leaving from Silver Spring, MD, I am going to try to find canoeing locations close to home before I venture off to Virginia.