Directions for Paddle To The Sweet Shine
Canoeing or Kayaking Tour to the Bloomery Plantation
Directions to Paddling Portion of the Trip(We Do NOT meet at River & Trail):
GPS coordinates: 39.290931, -77.787667
From I-70 and I-270/Washington/Baltimore
At Frederick, Merge with 70W for .5 mile. Take Exit #52 to 340 W. Go 16 miles, through yellow flashing lights,
over two river bridges and through 2 lights. Continue past flea market on the left, go approx 1-2 miles further,
turn left at the EZ mart onto Blair Road (crossing two lanes of traffic). Follow road until it ends, cross over
Millville Road and park in the lot just to the right of the abandoned stone building. Your driver will be meeting
you at this location, which is quite close to your river take-out for the day. Let the driver know you are there
for the Paddle & Hooch trip (not just a regular boat rental).
From the Northern Virginia area
Take the Greenway to Route 7W or get directly on Route 7W (Leesburg Pike) past Leesburg. Exit onto Route 9W toward Charles Town.
Go 12-16 miles (staying on right 9) and cross the Shenandoah River bridge, immediately after this bridge, turn right onto Bloomery Rd.
Go approx 4 miles. Look for where Blair Road intersects Bloomery Road on the left. Near that intersection, park in the lot just to
the right of the abandoned stone building. Your driver will be meeting you at this location, which is quite close to your river take-out
for the day. Let the driver know you are there for the Paddle & Hooch trip (not just a regular boat rental).
AFTER THE TRIP, DIRECTIONS TO THE BLOOMERY DISTILLERY FOR THE TASTING:
Turn left and head southwest on Bloomery Rd toward and go approx 4 miles. At the stop sign, turn right onto Rt 9 W,
Destination will be on the right in .6 miles.
How to dress for river activities:
What to bring:
- dry change of clothes
- suntan lotion
- glasses strap
- water bottle
River and Trail Outfitters
- Snacks and drinks
- Trip Souvenirs such as t-shirts, hats, and
- Items you might forget like suntan lotion,
inexpensive river shoes
- Quality outdoor gear such as kayaks, canoes,
and paddling gear