Tag Archives: Maryland canoeing

Mataponi Creek, Upper Marlboro, MD

The Mataponi Creek is a tributary to the Patuxent River.  You can read about it in Hiking, Cycling and Canoeing in Maryland: A Family Guide, by Bryan MacKay. The closest place to put in is at Selby’s Landing on Croom … Continue reading

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Greenbrier State Park, Boonsboro, MD

Greenbrier State Park, located outside of Boonsboro, Maryland has a small lake and beach.  The lake is smaller than the lake at Cunningham Falls and there are no rental canoes and kayaks at Greenbrier State Park, but they do rent … 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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Places to Rent Canoes and Kayaks Around Washington, DC

Back in 2010, Natural Capital did a great job of locating rental canoes and kayaks around the Washington, DC area.  I have updated the information and added some additional rental places.  My list in by state and county. This is … Continue reading

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Learn to Canoe

Where can you learn to canoe? Well it is not as easy as it used to be. Often children get to learn to canoe at camp or in Boy Scouts or in Girl Scouts.  It is harder to be an … 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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