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Kayaking, Paddling, and Canoeing on the Potomac

The District of Columbia offers great water sport activities

Kayaking, Paddling, and Canoeing on the Potomac in Washington, D.C. - Best Time
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If you visit Washington in the summer, spending half a day on the water is an excellent idea. There are plenty of rentals downtown like the Key Bridge Boathouse or the Thompson Boat Center with hourly rates. Kayaking, canoeing, and stand-up paddleboarding is a great workout and a chance to see Washington's famous landmarks and neighbourhoods from an unusual angle. The rentals usually operate from early April to late October.

Kayaking, Paddling, and Canoeing on the Potomac in Washington, D.C. - Best Season
Kayakers enjoy a great view of the capital from the Potomac River on an early October day, 2008.
Kayakers enjoy a great view of the capital from the Potomac River on an early October day, 2008.
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