Enjoy paddling by the light of the setting sun and experience the serenity and wildlife of the evening river. No paddling experience or equipment required…
Join River and Trail Outfitters in Knoxville, Maryland near Harpers Ferry, West Virginia ( only one hour from Washington DC ) for this guided kayaking / canoeing tour on the Potomac River. Evening is the perfect time to witness great blue herons, egrets, kingfishers, and the occasional eagle on the river. The trip will be for a duration of 3-6 miles, depending on water levels and sunset times. To make this trip a fun and convenient overnighter, make reservations at the Brunswick Family campground which is the launching spot for the trip. Show up a bit early to set up your tent or camper before you take off down the river.
Beach cruiser bikes rentals are also available, and peddling to Harpers Ferry or farther on the scenic, tree-lined pathway of the C&O Canal offers a great opportunity to experience more of the area before or after your trip.
$55/person includes choice of single or tandem kayak or canoe, life vest, helmet, glow sticks, granola bars, water & qualified instructors
Add 5% amusement fee + $2 user fee/person
Minimum age is 10 yrs old
Paddlers check-in at Brunswick Family Campground where they will meet the guide(s) at 6pm (5:30pm on Sept 17th) and get ready to go on the river. Typical trip time is from 6:30pm-9:30pm (or 6-8:00 or 8:30pm on Sept 17th).
*River & Trail cannot guarantee that you will see the ball of the sun go down or the full moon rise depending on several factors including number of days before or after full moon, mountains, clouds, etc… however, most of our trips successfully catch site of the moon rising before the end of the trip!
*groups of 10 or more can request other dates and times
Directions from DC/Baltimore area to Brunswick Campground:
Take 270N to 70W, or 70W to Frederick. At Frederick, take exit #52 to 340 W. Go approximately 9 miles and take the “Petersville” 180 exit. Turn left onto 180 W(Jefferson Pike). Go 1.7 miles, turn left onto MD-79 W/Petersville Rd. Go approximately 2 miles to a stop light.
Continue straight through the stop light to the bottom of the hill where you will enter a traffic circle. Take the 4th turnoff (sign says “to A street” and Marc Train). Bear right immediately onto Maple Ave to the stop light, go straight through. Once you are at the MARC train station parking area, go over 2 sets of railroad tracks and down a mini-hill to the stop sign (t-intersection). Turn left onto the gravel road and continue about 3/4 mile(this is the C&O Canal). Campground is on the right.
Directions from Harpers Ferry area and River & Trail Outfitters:
Take 340 N/E for 4-5 miles from Harpers Ferry into Maryland. Take the 180 to 478 exit to Knoxville Brunswick. Go 1/2 mile and turn right onto MD-478 E/Knoxville Rd (not an intersection). Go 2.3 miles and turn right at the stop light onto S Maple Ave. Once you are at the MARC train station parking area, go over 2 sets of railroad tracks and down a mini-hill to the stop sign (t-intersection). Turn left onto the gravel road and continue about 3/4 mile(this is the C&O Canal). Campground is on the right..
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River & Trail Outfitters | 604 Valley Road - Knoxville, MD 21758