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Boat & Brew – Smoketown Brewery Tour


Potomac River Kayaking to a Craft Brewery!

Kayak or Canoe 6 miles on this mellow section of the Potomac River that has been described in National Park literature as, “one of the most beautiful stretches of navigable waterways in the mid-Atlantic.” Visit sand and gravel beaches, wade or go for a swim, and explore the Catoctin Creek tributary as water levels permit.
Enjoy watching the eagles soar above and spotting the many other birds that call this area home.

Trip Info

Smoketown Brewery

After the paddle, enjoy the taste of craft beer at the new Smoketown Brewery only minutes away in Brunswick, MD.  You’ll not only enjoy the flight of tasty beer but also the upbeat environment in the tasting room or the outside patio.  Enjoy the tour behind the glass wall and speak to the brewery team about hand-crafted beer.  To top the day off, enjoy a flatbread pizza with your brew!

Trip Details

Sunday, Jun 9

Sunday, Jul 21

Sunday, Aug 18

Sunday, Oct 6



  • The price of $95/person is all-inclusive
    • Choice of single kayak, tandem kayak, or canoe rental 
    • Guide
    • Shuttle service
    • All equipment
    • Flatbread pizza
    • Beer tasting
      Add 5% amusement fee + $2.50 user fee/person
  • For the river trip: Be sure and bring a sack lunch/snack in a waterproof, compressible bag, and plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated.

Paddle on the Potomac River to Smoketown Brewery Itinerary

9:30 am Check-in at the Brunswick Family Campground store

10:00am Depart from the campground on the Potomac River after a brief introduction to paddling.

12:00 pm ish Take out at Point of Rocks and take the shuttle back to the campground.

12:30pm ish Arrive at the campground to change

1:30pm Car caravan 2 miles to Smoketown Brewery

1:45pm Back room tour of the brewery – flatbread pizza and micro brewery beer tasting

Leave when it feels right

*Trip length may vary according to water levels, trains temporarily stopped on the tracks, and group size. Please plan accordingly.

**Other dates are available for groups of 10 or more

adventure Add-ONs

Harpers Ferry campground - Brunswick Family Campground - family camping

Brunswick family campground

Relax at our riverfront campground beside the Potomac River and the C&O Canal Towpath, just 15 minutes from Harpers Ferry. Tent, RV and cabins available. Bike, canoe, kayak and tube rentals onsite. Playground, pavilions, bath house, camp store. Campers get 10% discount on select River & Trail activities.

Riding Bikes in Harpers Ferry

Bike Rentals

Stay overnight at our campground and add a morning bike rental on the C&O Canal to your itinerary. Save $10/person on your paddle & bike trip combo when you book for consecutive days. Bike rental location is at the put-in for your river trip. *Discount will be applied at checkout after both items have been added to your cart.

Abolitionist Ale Tour Flight - River & Trail Outfitters

Boat & Brew: Abolitionist Ale

Paddle a novice and scenic section of the iconic Shenandoah River nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Afterwards head to the unique craft brewery Abolitionist Ale where a new flavor is released each week. Enjoy an artisan personal pizza and good time with friends and family.

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