Memorial Day weekend is the traditional high tide of the DC Kayaking season. Across the region, most if not all kayak rental locations are open for the season.

The dckayaking.com map will be very green on Saturday morning.

Inside the Beltway, the Ballpark Boathouse opens up the lower Anacostia River for paddling between the new Frederick Douglas Bridge and the John Phillip Sousa Bridge. Alexandria’s Washington Sailing Marina is also scheduled to open.

Outside the Beltway, several lakes in Fairfax and Montgomery counties come on line. New openings this weekend:

Northern Virginia

  • Washington Sailing Marina
  • Riverbend Park
  • Lake Anne
  • Lake Fairfax
  • Lake Accotink

Maryland

  • Lake Needwood Boats
  • Blackhill Boat Rental

As always, this information reflects what was planned as of publication time. Check locally for confirmation.

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