Sunday, May 23, 2010

Calendar: In and On the Water

The weather's warming up and we have our eye on the water.

kayak on the potomac river
Photo credit: Matt Herzog
Bladensburg Waterfront Park offers free pontoon boat tours on the Anacostia River Tuesdays through Friday at noon.This Saturday (5/29), they'll also be offering free canoeing lessons from 9:00 to 11:30 and from 12:30-3:00. If you already know how, they've also got canoes and kayaks for rent, Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 to 6:00. There are some surprisingly lovely stretches along the river, and we've seen lots of critters there.

If you'd rather try your hand at kayaking, Lake Artemesia will offer a trip around the lake on Saturday morning. $5 per person includes your kayak. 301-627-7755 for more info.

Pohick Bay in Lorton is offering a moonlight paddle tour (adults only) on Friday (5/28) at 6:30, and a morning canoe trip through the march on Sunday (5/30) at 8:00 AM. Cost for each is $30 per person, and space is limited, so call 703-28-406 to reserve a spot. They, too, rent canoes, kayaks, paddleboats, and rowboats.

Or, you could forget the boats entirely and wade right in. Brookside Nature Center has a "Stream Splash" kids program on Saturday (5/29) at 1:00 where you can hunt for crayfish, salamanders, and more.

These and many more activities on our calendar. We'll see you out there!