Kayacking Along the Potomac River

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On the heels of our very active trip to Marathon Key at the beginning of April, we were eager to try one activity in particular all over again in a new spot — kayaking. And so, we headed into Old Town Alexandria and down to the Belle Haven Park and Marina, where we took a double-person kayak out on the Potomac River.   The Potomac River is the wildest river in the world that flows through a heavily populated area. On its way from the mountains to the ocean, it runs through West VirginiaMarylandVirginia and the United States capital,Washington, DC.

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The water was pretty muddy after the torrential downpour we had the two days prior, but it was still pretty splendid all the same.

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I have to admit that this kayak adventure was harder for me, for some reason, and I may not have been a ton of help when it came to rowing.

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We may have ventured off the beaten trail into a tiny little area secluded by trees.
So peaceful.

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Filed under: Adventure Travel, Buses, D.C., Long Island, Nature!, U.S. Destinations Tagged: Long Island Marathon, Potomac River

Cheryl Lock
Cheryl Lock is a former magazine, newspaper and website editor turned full-time freelance writer. She has worked on staff at the Daytona Beach News-Journal, More and Parents magazines, as well as for Learnvest, the leading women's financial website. Her work has also appeared in Newsweek, Forbes, Ladies' Home Journal, the Huffington Post, AOL Travel and more.

Cheryl was born in Nuremberg, Germany and grew up moving around every few years as an Army brat. The urge to travel has been with her her whole life. While she calls New York City home, Cheryl makes it a priority to travel as much as possible throughout the year. Some of her favorite places include Iceland, the Great Barrier Beef, Cabo, Rome, Calabria and Munich, although she hopes to never stop exploring. Cheryl blogs about her travel adventures (and what's happening in and around New York City) at Weary Wanderer.

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