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Sunset Float & Moonrise Paddle Tour

  • Dates: Jun 23, Jul 21, Aug 25 (WOW), Sep 22
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Price: $55
  • Includes: Boat, guide, equipment, shuttle
  • Location: Brunswick, MD

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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 3-5.5 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 your trip.


Tour Information

  • Pricing

    • $55/person

    *Add 5% amusement fee + $2.50 user fee/person

  • Availability

    • June 23 (Sat) PASSED
    • July 21 (Sat) PASSED
    • August 25 (Sat) Women on the Water! Ladies Paddle PASSED
    • September 22 (Sat)

    Paddles take place on the dates closest to the full moon with the earliest times for the moon rising

    Groups of 10 or more can request other dates and times

    To make reservations call 301-834-9950 or book on-line

  • Included

    • Qualified Instructors
    • Choice of Single Kayak, Tandem Kayak, or Canoe
    • Life Vests
    • Paddles

    Please let us know if you plan to bring your own boat (no price difference)

    Itinerary

    • 6pm            Paddlers check-in at Brunswick Family Campground
    • 6:30pm       Launch from the campground
    • 9-9:30pm    Return to the campground via shuttle 6:30pm-9:30pm.

    River & Trail cannot guarantee that you will see the ball of the sun go down or the 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!

    Minimum Required Age: 10 years old

  • Dressing for River ActivitiesWhat to wear rafting

    What to bring:

    • Dry change of clothes
    • Towel
    • Sunscreen
    • Water bottle
    • Glasses strap

     

    River & Trail Outfitters Store Supplies:

    • Snacks and Drinks
    • Souvenirs such as t-shirts, hats, and patches
    • Items you might forget like sunscreen, river shoes
    • Quality outdoor gear such as kayaks, canoes, and paddling gear
  • Map to Brunswick Family Campground

    The trip meets at Brunswick Family Campground, located approx 15 minutes from Harpers Ferry, WV and approx 25 minutes from Frederick, MD.
    The closest mapable address is: 100 S. Maple Ave Brunswick, MD 21716. This address will take you to a railroad parking lot. Once you are at this 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 DC/Baltimore area to Brunswick Campground

    1. Take 270N to 70W, or 70W to Frederick.
    2. At Frederick, take exit #52 to 340 W.
    3. Go approximately 9 miles and take the “Petersville” 180 exit.
    4. Turn left onto 180 W(Jefferson Pike).
    5. Go 1.7 miles, turn left onto MD-79 W/Petersville Rd.
    6. Go approximately 2 miles to a stop light.
    7. Continue straight through the stop light to the bottom of the hill where you will enter a traffic circle.
    8. Take the 4th turnoff (sign says “to A street” and Marc Train).
    9. Bear right immediately onto Maple Ave to the stop light, go straight through.
    10. 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).
    11. Turn left onto the gravel road and continue about 3/4 mile(this is the C&O Canal).
    12. Campground is on the right.

    Directions from Northern Virginia

    1. Take 7 West (or 267 W the Greenway toll road) to route 9 West.
    2. Go 5-6 miles and turn right onto VA-287 N/Berlin Turnpike.
    3. Go 6.6 miles, turn left onto W. Broad Way.
    4. After 120 feet, turn right again onto VA-287 N/Berlin Turnpike.
    5. Go 2-3 miles, cross the Potomac River Bridge into Maryland.
    6. Enter the traffic circle and take the 2nd turnoff (sign says “to A street” and Marc Train).
    7. Bear right immediately onto Maple Ave to the stop light, go straight through.
    8. 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).
    9. Turn left onto the gravel road and continue about 3/4 mile(this is the C&O Canal).
    10. Campground is on the right.

    Directions from Harpers Ferry area and River & Trail Outfitters

    1. Take 340 N/E for 4-5 miles from Harpers Ferry into Maryland.
    2. Take the 180 to 478 exit to Knoxville Brunswick.
    3. Go 1/2 mile and turn right onto MD-478 E/Knoxville Rd (not an intersection).
    4. Go 2.3 miles and turn right at the stop light onto S Maple Ave.
    5. 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).
    6. Turn left onto the gravel road and continue about 3/4 mile(this is the C&O Canal).
    7. Campground is on the right.

We Look Forward To You Joining Us!

Please Note: Spaces on these popular trips are limited and fill fast. Book Now To Secure Your Spot!