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The idea of canoeing or kayaking with kids may seem daunting ‒ you need the right equipment, and safety precautions are paramount. But there are many places on the Potomac River where paddlers of all ages can take off with ease.
Kids will have a blast dipping their paddles into the water at places like Mason Neck, Riverbend Park, and Leonardtown, where easy launches, convenient on-site rentals, and gentle paddling routes make it simple to get out on the water with a family in tow.
Whether you’re seeking an urban retreat or a day trip away from the city, you can find a perfect place up and down the Potomac to paddle with kids:
So pack a few snacks, load up your family, and head out for a paddling adventure at the top places to go paddling with kids.