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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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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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