Don’t let summer’s end discourage you from renting a kayak. DC’s Autumn weather is ideal for kayaking with cooler temperatures and low humidity.

Some locations are cutting back on their availability, but most will remain open on weekends at minimum through the end of October.

  • Bladensburg Waterfront Park and most Northern Virginia Parks only open on weekends now, reservation only.
  • Boating in DC locations are scheduled to remain open through October, reservation only.
  • Penguin Paddling, Occoquan, closes after Sunday, October 4.
  • CapitalSUP, Annapolis, closes after Saturday, October 3.

Four Mile Run kayaking clean-up

The Four Mile Run Conservatory will host more kayaking clean-ups this fall.

I joined the September 20 clean-up and filled up a laundry basketball full of bottles, cans, plastic bags, golf balls and other trash.

The launch is near Commonwealth Ave. and Four Mile Run. The focus is between the Potomac River and the tide line near Mt. Vernon Ave. bridge.

Also, don’t litter. Seriously.

Kayak sales

Penguin Paddling is selling used kayaks:

Boat Sale 10/24 and 10/25, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Prices will start around $250-300 and go up to $550-600 on the higher end.

Boating in DC typically sells used kayaks as well. Those details will be added when they become available.

2021 Boating in DC season passes delayed

Boating in DC has delayed 2021 season pass sales. COVID-19 uncertainty is what I was told. Delaying until 2021 is certainly possibility.

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