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Buoy location: near the mouth of the Potomac River

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Events

Browse through the events below to find a fun paddling event to attend.

23
Aug

Kayak Tour-Sunset over Riverbend

Experience day's end with an upper Potomac River tour suitable for beginners.

Great Falls, VA

25
Aug

Snakehead Fishing on Canoes at Leesylvania SP

Learn about the invasive Northern Snakehead fish and learn some of the best techniques used to catch them in the Potomac.

Woodbridge, VA

31
Aug

Riverbend Park Kayak Tour-Wildlife of the Potomac

Watch for deer foraging on the islands, osprey and bald eagles searching for fish and more as you paddle through this wildlife-rich section of the Potomac River.

Great Falls, VA

07
Sep

Turtle Paddle

Be prepared to view dozens of Eastern Painted Turtles and Red-Bellied Turtles as you explore wild Tuckahoe Creek, a major tributary of the Choptank River.

Tuckahoe Creek, MD

14
Sep

Full Moon Paddle

When the sun goes down and the moon comes out, the river is transformed. Join us for this unique opportunity to explore the Chester in "a whole new light" while…

Chester River, MD

14
Sep

Kayaking on the Potomac at Stratford Hall

View the spectacular prehistoric cliffs and search for birds and wildlife along the shore from your Kayak.

Stratford, VA

21
Sep

Sultana All Day Public Sail

Enjoy an entire day sailing the Chester River onboard the schooner SULTANA.

Chestertown, MD

21
Sep

Wetlands Paddle

Join us for a paddle to the headwaters of Fairlee Creek, one of the largest tributary streams feeding the upper Chesapeake Bay in Kent County.

Fairlee Creek, MD

28
Sep

Sultana Ecology Sail

Help pull our 20-foot-wide sampling net to catch fish, crabs, and other critters from the Chester River aboard the 1768 schooner Sultana.

Chestertown, MD

28
Sep

Sultana Public Sail

Departing and returning from SULTANA’s home port of historic Chestertown, SULTANA’s two-hour public sails are a great way to sail the Chester River onboard a traditional schooner.

Chestertown, MD

13
Oct

Waterfowl Paddle

Witness the fall migration of waterfowl as you explore the upper reaches of Morgan Creek, a major tributary of the Chester River.

Morgan Creek, MD

19
Oct

Eastern Neck Island Waterfowl and Fall Foliage Paddle

Witness the fall migration of waterfowl and the beautiful changing leaf colors in the pristine salt marshes and tidal creeks of Eastern Neck Island Wildlife Refuge.

Lower Chester River, MD

01
Nov

Downrigging Sail

Sail onboard the schooner SULTANA as part of a fleet of historic Tall Ships and schooners visiting for the Sultana Education Foundation’s annual Downrigging Weekend Festival, November 1-3, 2019, in Chestertown.

Chestertown, MD

02
Nov

Downrigging Sail

Sail onboard the schooner SULTANA as part of a fleet of historic Tall Ships and schooners visiting for the Sultana Education Foundation’s annual Downrigging Weekend Festival, November 1-3, 2019, in Chestertown.

Chestertown, MD

02
Nov

Downrigging Sail

Sail onboard the schooner SULTANA as part of a fleet of historic Tall Ships and schooners visiting for the Sultana Education Foundation’s annual Downrigging Weekend Festival, November 1-3, 2019, in Chestertown.

Chestertown, MD

03
Nov

Downrigging Sail

Sail onboard the schooner SULTANA as part of a fleet of historic Tall Ships and schooners visiting for the Sultana Education Foundation’s annual Downrigging Weekend Festival, November 1-3, 2019, in Chestertown.

Chestertown, MD

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