Flat Water paddling is one of the most fun activities in the DC area. From floating the Potomac to tranquil lakes, RootsRated takes you on a tour of the best places to canoe, kayak and stand-up paddleboard.
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.
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.
One of the oldest settlements in the Blue Ridge, Staunton, Virginia, features a historic downtown, craft breweries, farm-to-table restaurants—and easy access to some of the most impressive outdoor vistas on the East Coast.
The historic Shenandoah Valley town of Staunton, Virginia, is an excellent place to view the fall colors. With hundreds of miles of trails for hiking and biking—plus a wide variety of in-town amenities—Staunton is perfect for a fall getaway.
On a map, Mallows Bay appears to be just another insignificant cleft in the shoreline. But, beneath the shallow waters of this forgotten inlet lies the largest collection of decaying ships in the entire country.