We rented a tandem kayak and had a blast checking out the quiet river for an hour or so. Really amazing that you step out of the city completely. Beautiful scenery and watching people fishing is very relaxing. Cool activity to do in DC. We live here for 3 years now and only came this August. Should have come earlier.
Fletcher's Boat House is just a few miles upriver from downtown Washington DC, but seems a world away. There are boats and kayaks to rent at reasonable rates. The boats and associated gear are in good shape. The staff was friendly and helpful.
You can paddle on either the Potomac River or the C & O Canal.
There are picnic...
I have been going to Fletcher's Boathouse and river side National Park for years and recently went back to familiarize myself with the area, its boat launch, amenities, parking etc. This area is heavily used because it is so close to the city yet removed, located on the river and has so many outdoor exercise opportunities. Be sure to plan...