Tag Archives: family canoeing

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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Become a Paddler – Buy a Boat!

I found families interested in canoeing, but most everyone did not own a boat and wanted to paddle at a place to rent boats.  But it is hard to coordinate with families and even harder to coordinate with families who … 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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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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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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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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Canoeing with Children

I thought I would write about my strategies in canoeing with children. First off “Location, Location, Location”.  But this is pretty hard to go to the best place because I haven’t been to many of the places I have listed … Continue reading

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Cunningham Falls State Park, Thurmont, MD

OK this is another non-trip report. I went to Cunningham Falls State Park to use the beach at the William Houck Area. There is a wonderful state park which has much to offer. The beach area is at the William … Continue reading

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New Website on Memorial Day 2013

So I started this website on May 26, 2013.  I’m going to use this site to help families find places to paddle with children.  And I hope through comments or emails that other paddlers can help me find those child … Continue reading

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