Ride the rapids in the Capital Region USA

Ride the rapids in the Capital Region USA

Navigate the region’s most thrilling whitewater

 Capital Region USA is an up-and-coming hot-spot for whitewater enthusiasts on the Eastern seaboard. Home to the Shenandoah, Potomac and James rivers – the region offers aquatic adventures for all experience levels, from stand-up paddle-boarding and rafting to whitewater kayaking.

Visitors to the Capital Region can whitewater kayak with Harpers Ferry Adventure Centre and navigate a seven-mile stretch of the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers. Ride a Duckie; a specially engineered sit-on inflatable kayak that will let you explore the Grade Two and Grade Three whitewater rapids of Maryland and Virginia where these two iconic rivers converge. Experience the thrills of Bull Falls and the wild currents of Mad Dog in a kayak from $55 per person. Reservation required.

Visitors to Virginia’s capital city, Richmond, can experience whitewater with Riverside Outfitters – paddle the iconic James River between Pony Pasture and Reedy Creek; a guided adventure that allows thrill seekers to gain a unique perspective on Richmond’s inner-city wilderness.

For visitors looking to take SUP to the next level, those daring enough can also take to the whitewater on a stand-up paddleboard with Riverside Outfitters from $75 per person. Upper-River Kayaking is priced from $59 per person. Flat-water kayaking and rafting are also available.

Just 20 minutes from Downtown Washington, DC, Potomac Paddlesports offers Mather Gorge whitewater rafting excursions. Featuring Grade Two and Grade Three rapids, this guided four-hour excursion takes in the unique cliff formations of the Mather Gorge, from just below Great Falls on the Potomac River in Maryland.  Rafting excursions are priced from $125 per person.

Looking for a unique aquatic experience? Riverside Outfitters and Potomac Paddlesports also offer SUP Yoga from $49 per class, reservations required. Challenging balance and core strength, sunrise and sunset classes with Riverside Outfitters allow yogis to take in the serenity of the river while being conveniently located in Downtown Richmond while Potomac Paddlesports offer two-hour SUP Asana yoga classes allowing yogis to connect with nature on the calm waters near Angler’s Lot, Maryland.

For more information on the Capital Region USA visit: www.capitalregionusa.co.uk


Hayley Musson

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