Tag Archives: Potomac River

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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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, 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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