Flat Water Paddling in Washington, DC

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  1. Pohick Bay sits roughly 25 miles south of Washington, D.C. and is essentially an extension of the Potomac River. The waters here are ideal for a nice day on the water in all sorts of watercraft.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    18.1 miles
    Duration
    However long you want to spend on the water. Tours are usually 2-3 hours.
  2. For paddlers in the Washington, DC area, there's no better spot than around the Key Bridge in Georgetown on the Potomac River. At this point the Potomac is wide and offers a safe and enjoyable setting for paddlers of all skill levels.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    2.9 miles
    Duration
    At your leisure
  3. Seneca Creek State Park, situated in Gaithersburg, Md. just 30 minutes outside of downtown DC has 6,300 acres of beautiful landscape, including fields, forests, creeks, and lakes.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    21.1 miles
    Duration
    However long you want to spend on the water.
  4. While the 184.5-mile C&O Canal is no longer used for its original purpose of transporting freight, it is still a wonderful spot for those looking to get outside for a run, bike, walk, or paddle, and brings a little history along with it.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    2.3 miles
    Duration
    At your leisure
  5. Situated in the upper reaches of Montgomery County, Maryland, the 2,000-plus-acres of Black Hill Regional Park have several great options for paddlers in the Washington, D.C. area.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    25.2 miles
    Duration
    However long you want to spend on the water.
  6. One great spot for paddling is Riley’s Lock, where the Potomac River is wide and calm, with a gentle current, and the views are spectacular.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    20.8 miles
    Duration
    However long you want to paddle.
  7. Sitting in the northern section of the park is Lake Needwood, a gem in the middle of Montgomery County. The 75-acre lake is in Derwood, a small village between Gaithersburg and Rockville.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    15.8 miles
    Duration
    As long as you want to paddle.
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