Discover the abundant wildlife in the Patuxent River wetlands with Dad! We’ll paddle up some of the smaller branches of the river to look for beavers, birds, and flowering wetland plants.
Children must be at least 7 years old. Children under 13 must be accompanied by two paddling adults. The child will sit in the middle of the canoe with adults paddling. Trips are 4 hours long and include: general orientation, basic paddling lesson, up to 0.5 mile walk to canoes, launching canoes, and paddling. Canoes, paddles, life vests, and guides provided. Paddlers can expect to actively paddle for 2 to 2.5 hours.
The Patuxent River is a relatively slow-moving river, but paddlers must be able to propel the canoe through the water. Participants must be able to:
1. Independently participate in all activities while maintaining an appropriate and safe body position.
2. Manage all personal care and personal mobility independently.
3. Effectively communicate with leaders and other participants.
Bring plenty of water, sunscreen, sun hat, sunglasses, a lunch/snack, and wear closed toe shoes that can get wet & muddy. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start time. Free. Current health guidelines and registration required. Go to https://apm.activecommunities.com/aarecparks/Home Activity Net #28657. For questions, call 410-222-8006 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.