This mellow section of the Potomac River has been described in National Park literature as , “one of the most beautiful stretches of navigable waterways in the mid-Atlantic.” Paddle 6 miles on our Nation’s River from Brunswick Campground to Point of Rocks, MD. Visit sand and gravel beaches, wade or go for a swim, and explore the Catoctin Creek tributary as water levels permit. The word Potomac has an Indian meaning, “trading places.” In its earlier history the area was populated by Indian villages on its bluffs and along its shores. Paddle back in time and enjoy sightings of growing bird populations led by the American Bald Eagle.
End your day at the Creek’s Edge Winery in Lovettsville, VA next to Catoctin Creek. The winery is housed in a wilderness lodge and is the perfect place to kick back and enjoy a tasting and glass of wine.
Saturday, May 26
Sunday, July 22
Saturday, August 4
Sunday, October 7
*other trip dates are available for groups of 15 or more
10:30 am Meet the group at Creek’s Edge Winery
11:00 am River & Trail shuttles participants to the put-in at Brunswick Campground
11:30 am Trip talk and departure from the river landing
2:00 pm Take out at Point of Rocks and get shuttle transport back to the winery
2:30 pm Arrive at Creek’s Edge Winery for tasting
*Trip length may vary according to current water levels and group size. Please plan accordingly.
When reserving, specify what type of boats you need:
What to bring
Meeting location is at Creek’s Edge Winery, 41255 Annas Lane Lovettsville, Virginia NOT at River & Trail’s main location.
From Baltimore and DC
Take 270 to 70W to Frederick, MD. Take Exit 52 to 340 W for 4.6 miles. Slight left onto US 15S Leesburg. At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit and stay on 15S. Cross the Potomac River bridge and turn immediately right on Lovettsville Rd. Go 2.7 miles and turn left onto Taylorstown Rd. Continue 2.1 miles and turn left on Annas Lane into the winery.
From Northern Virginia
Take 7 West (or 267 W the Greenway toll road) to Route 9 W. After .7 miles turn right onto State Rte 662 for 2.4 miles. Continue on State Rte 665 and follow the road for 5.7 miles. Turn left onto State Rte 663 and go immediately right onto Annas Ln into the winery.
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