The Archaeology of the Patuxent River: Canoeing through History

Sep 13, 2020 10:00AM—2:00PM


Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Rd, Lothian Lothian, MD 20711

Cost $25.00





Join M.A.A. Stephanie Sperling, an expert archaeologist from M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County’s Natural and Historical Resources Division in a canoeing expedition to learn about the archaeological and cultural history along the Patuxent River from early occupations over 10,000 years ago to historic times. Stephanie will share how these archaeological sites inform us about past ways of life along the Patuxent River.

Please bring a canoe partner you are comfortable paddling with. 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/kayaks, launching canoes, and paddling. 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 or kayak through the water. Participants must be able to:
•    Independently participate in all activities while maintaining an appropriate and safe body    position.
•    Manage all personal care and personal mobility independently.
•    Effectively communicate with leaders and other participants.
Please arrive 15 minutes before the start time. Bring plenty of water, sunscreen, sun hat, sunglasses, a lunch, and close toed shoes that can get wet. Fee: $25. Ages 7 and older.

Registration is required. Go to   ActiveNet Activity #19581.