Discover the Potomac

Overview

Our professional instructors and guides will teach you all about flatwater kayaks, how to paddle with correct technique, and will help you discover the flora and fauna of our local treasure. You'll also learn the rich history of the C&O Canal. Catch a glimpse of heron, kingfisher, white-tailed deer, and painted turtles, and see and learn about the many other wild inhabitants of our river ecosystem. All equipment is included! See below for details.

And don't worry: if the trip ends and you find yourself wishing you'd signed up for the entire package, we make it easy to upgrade. See Flatwater Membership Package Upgrade for details.


Discover the Potomac

Enjoy a four-hour guided trip of a serene and scenic section of the Potomac River on our signature trip. All our beginner trips are specifically designed for people with limited paddling experience (calm water, stable kayaks, friendly instruction).

Dates (Choose one):

2014 Dates

  • September 6, 13

2015 Dates

  • April 25
  • May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • June 6, 13, 20, 27
  • July 4, 11, 18, 25
  • August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • September 5, 12, 19

Includes : Kayak, paddle, personal floatation device

Location (link) : Pennyfield Lock, Potomac, MD

Time : 9:00 AM or 2:00 PM (select dates only)

Duration : 4 hours

Click here for directions and what to bring