Tag Archives: Virginia 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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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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Canoeing Trips with a Club – Kayaks of course welcome

It looks like the CCA redesigned their web site so I have updated the links to the new links.  Instead of a pdf document which lists the trip calendar, it is now an online calendar.  Look for the events that … 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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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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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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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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Lake Accotink, Fairfax

Summer 2012 I thought I would post a trip report for a trip from the summer of 2012 to Lake Accotink. Lake Accotink is in Springfield, VA.  They rent canoes and pedal boats and row boats on the lake.  It … 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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