Tag Archives: canoeing

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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Canoe Camping Locally (Part 1)

I’m doing a little research on where to canoe camp in the mid-Atlantic area.  I’m not strict that you have to canoe and put all your stuff in the canoe and go camping.  I’m also going to include places which … Continue reading

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Canoe Camping – Isle Royale, MI

Isle Royale National Park (Michigan) This was my first canoe camping adventure.  I did this with one friend and there were no kids along.  I think Isle Royale would be a great paddle for when a child is 12 or … Continue reading

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Further Out Places to Rent Canoes and Kayaks Outside of Washington, DC

This is a listing of rentals and outfitters outside of the Washington, DC area, in Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia.  This is a map of the outfitters listed on this page. Maryland Anne Arundel County Annapolis Canoe and Kayak 311 … Continue reading

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Mattawoman Creek, Indian Head, MD

We paddled Mattawoman Creek starting at Up The Creek Rentals at a place called “Slavin’s Launch“.  I couldn’t tell from their website whether the put-in was private land or public land, but Google told me that the place is Mattingly … Continue reading

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