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GW Canal of the Potomac River, Violette’s Lock Loop

The Canoe Cruisers Association has offered a practiced novice paddling trip on the GW Canal of the Potomac River every Sunday in August and into September.  I contacted a couple of families to see if they wanted to do it … Continue reading

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Tandem Whitewater Canoe Course with the CCA

After you have learned how to paddle flat water, for some the next step is to learn how to paddle whitewater.  Others are not interested in whitewater, which is fine too. The first course I took with the CCA (Canoe … Continue reading

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Monocacy River, Buckeystown Park to Mouth of Monocacy

We paddled a section of the Monocacy River, starting at Buckeystown Community Park in Adamstown, MD and going to the Monocacy Boat Ramp at the Mouth of the Monocacy River in Dickerson, MD on Saturday July 16, 2016.   Put-in … Continue reading

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What Now? Getting Lessons and More Experience

Did you come to the Introduction to Paddling at Riley’s Lock?  Now what?  Where can you learn more and gain more skills?  One hundred and sixty-five people signed waivers for the July 10 Family paddle and there were more who … Continue reading

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Potomac River Festival – Family Paddling Event

Sunday July 10, 2016   3:00 – 6:00 pm Free Event:  They supply the boats, you supply the energy! As part of the Potomac River Festival, there will be a Family Paddling Event on Sunday afternoon.  Calleva  supplies the boats, basic … Continue reading

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Canoeing Trips with a Club – Kayaks of course welcome

It looks like the CCA redesigned their web site so I have updated the links to the new links.  Instead of a pdf document which lists the trip calendar, it is now an online calendar.  Look for the events that … Continue reading

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Family Canoeing Trips with Other Families

FamilyCanoeingDC Teams with Canoe Cruisers Association Do you want to canoe with other families on trips that someone else coordinates?  I am joining with the Canoe Cruisers Association of Greater Washington, DC (CCA from here on).  And I’m expanding into … Continue reading

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Potomac River, south of Harper’s Ferry, WV

Potomac River, Potoma Wayside (VA) to Brunswick, MD I specifically wrote this post about Canoe Safety in Moving Water because of this trip, so please take a look at it if you are unfamiliar with safety in moving water. This … Continue reading

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Canoe Safety in Moving Water

I decided to write a little about canoe safety.  We went on a very fun Family Splash Trip, on the Potomac River below Harper’s Ferry, which I will write about soon.  Our friend Mark (who is a kayaker) brought a … Continue reading

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Mallows Bay, Potomac River, Nanjemoy, MD

We paddled Mallows Bay where there are lots of “Ghost Ships”.  You can read about the Ghost Fleet here and here.  Essentially there are more than 150 vintage World War I wooden ships which were abandoned in Mallows Bay.  Almost 100 … Continue reading

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