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Kayaking, Canoeing and Paddling

Ride the River: Trips down the Potomac & Shenandoah Rivers PLUS Antietam Creek

River and Trail Outfitters provides quality kayaks & canoes and the widest variety of rental trips on the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers as well as Antietam Creek. For novice kayaking and canoeing, there are scenic mellow water trips featuring beautiful scenery and wildlife. For more experienced boaters, there are a variety of  beginner to intermediate whitewater runs in and around Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.

Only one hour from Washington DC on the Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia border, River & Trail offers the convenience of camping on the Potomac River, where many of our trips begin. For those people who have enjoyed the beauty and challenge of whitewater rafting, canoeing or kayaking affords a more personal experience with your boat, your companion, and the river.

For your maximum enjoyment, we recommend that at least one person in each boat has basic paddling, river safety and steering skills. You can expect some riffles and rapids on all of our trips and rentals – rivers are not lakes and moving water requires attentive paddling. kayak lessons  and canoe lessons providing basic instruction are suggested for first timers and those looking to improve their skills.  Certified guides are also available for canoe or kayak rentals for groups.


Call 301-834-9950 for reservations or Book Online Now!


Paddle To The Sweet Shine
Kayak & Canoe Tour to Award Winning Distillery

7 hrs
  • Paddle the scenic Shenandoah
  • Guided tour with picnic
  • Visit the Historical Bloomery Plantation Distlillery
  • Sip handcrafted cordials and cellos & enjoy live music
    Book Now!
    $86

    Boat & Brew Fun on the Monocacy River!

    Approx 10am-4pm
    • Oktoberfest on the Monocacy River - Frederick, Maryland
    • Brewmaster's tour of the brewery
    • Beer tasting & appetizers
    • Full glass of your favorite beer
    Book Now!
    $80

    Kayak & Canoe Rentals

    half day & full day
    • Novice and beginner whitewater options
    • All equipment & shuttle provided
    • Bald Eagle, Blue Heron & other wildlife sitings
    Book Now!
    $30-$56/person

    River Inflatable & Sit-on-Top Kayak Trips

    2-4.5 hrs avg 4 hrs
    • Class I-III whitewater
    • Great option for lower summer levels at Harpers Ferry
    • Inflatable or sit-on-top kayak option
    • Must be 12 yrs & 100-250 lbs.
    Book Now!
    $49-74

    Canoe / Kayak While the Sunsets and Fullmoon Rises

    2-3 hrs
    • Experience the quiet and solitude of the evening river
    • Witness great blue herons and wild birds feeding
    • Choose from single or tandem kayak or canoe
    • Jun 18, Jul 16, Aug 20, Sep 17
    $55

    Paddle To The Sweet Shine
    Kayak & Canoe Tour to Award Winning Distillery

    11am-6pm
    • Paddle the scenic Shenandoah
    • Guided tour with picnic
    • Visit the Historical Bloomery Plantation Distlillery
    • Sip handcrafted cordials and cellos & enjoy live music
      $80

      Paddle to the Tarara Winery (with Live Music and Monk’s BBQ)

      5-6 hrs
      • Kayak or canoe to Tarara Winery
      • Includes a $15 Monk's BBQ voucher
      • Enjoy a lakeside concert with great music!
      • Wine available for purchase by the bottle
      • Sat Jun 4, Jul 2, Aug 13, Sep 3, 24
      Book Now!
      $98

      Park & Paddle: Quick Paddling Adventures

      up to 3 hrs
      • No shuttle required
      • Up to 3 hrs of paddling
      • Try a variety of kayaks & canoes
      • Add mellow tubing for just $10
      Book Now!
      from $29 /person

      Antietam Kayaking Tour & Brunch
      Near Sharpsburg MD

      4-4.5 hrs
      • Kayak one of the 60 top rated paddling streams
      • STAFF PICK for unique & scenic paddling adventure
      • Includes fresh & local foods outdoor brunch
      • Fun beginner whitewater
      • Limited dates
      Book Now!
      $98

      River & Trail Outfitters | 604 Valley Road - Knoxville, MD 21758

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