Explore the scenic lakes, ponds, and rivers of the Mid-Atlantic region with this brand new guide from AMC's trusted Quiet Water series. Quiet Water Mid-Atlantic features 60 of the best flat-water paddling locations in eastern New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.. With trips for all skill levels, this curated list is ideal for families, anglers, canoeists, and kayakers.
Take a leisurely paddle on Rancocas Creek in New Jersey, spot wildlife in Pennsylvania's Marsh Creek Reservoir or Virginia's Shenandoah River, and explore Maryland's Assateague Island State Park from the water. With such diverse and remote geography in such a dense and concentrated region, visitors and locals alike will be thrilled to discover the range and beauty of paddling options in their backyards.
Each trip presents detailed descriptions of the lake, pond, or river, with maps, photographs, paddling routes, and GPS coordinates to the access point. An at-a-glance chart makes it easy to select and plan trips, with helpful information on trip time, distance, difficulty, and special features. You'll also find a detailed resource list of local outfitters, safety and equipment tips, and complete driving, parking, and put-in instructions.
Inside You'll Find:
• 60 spectacular quiet-water trips
• GPS coordinates, driving and parking directions, and put-in instructions
• Maps and turn-by-turn descriptions of each pond, lake, and river
• At-a-glance trip planner and locator maps to identify the best paddles for you
• Trip summaries, including time, distance, difficulty, and fish species
• Essays on regional history, conservation, flora, and fauna
Rachel Cooper is a freelance writer and author with extensive knowledge of Washington, D.C., and the Mid-Atlantic region. She has written two books and thousands of travel articles for local and regional publications. Rachel especially enjoys kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, hiking, biking, and skiing.