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Since 1956, Valley Mill Kayak School has trained countless kayakers, including the first kayaking recipients of Olympic medals, on the deep waters of the Potomac River. A former Olympian and four-time freestyle-kayaking world champion, Eric Jackson personally designs the school's lesson plans around modern whitewater-paddling techniques. Eric trains each of the school's American Canoe Association–certified instructors, who, in turn, dispense their knowledge to beginners and proficient paddlers alike.

Through a wealth of small classes, private lessons, and occasional clinics taught by Eric himself, pupils discover such skills as paddling and basic strokes, or attempting to work your kayak into rhythmic-gymnastics routines.

15101 Seneca Rd
Germantown,
MD
US

In 1992, Dewey Heffner and his son George started selling black tire tubes out of their truck under a sign that read, "Butts Tubes." Through the years, the seed of this roadside tubing company sprouted 11 different outdoor activities and matured into Harpers Ferry Adventure Center.

At Harper's Adventure Center, single- and multiday adventures fuse adrenaline-packed thrills with the scenery of the Potomac and Shenandoah River regions. More than 100 species of birds, 60 types of butterflies, and flocks of wild birthday balloons fill the sky on hiking trails, which wind through hilly terrain. The crashing sound of Bull Falls forms the soundtrack for whitewater-rafting trips, and treetop canopies serve as the decor for ziplining.

Drawing from these activities, Harpers Ferry Adventure Center's crew can design custom adventure packages or help customers to choose a predesigned trip. They also lead team-building retreats using outdoor activities to teach universal skills such as working toward a common goal or ziplining to the stage for business presentations.

10987 Harpers Ferry Road
Purcellville,
VA
US

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Established: 2013

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Recommended Age Group: All ages

Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Fly-fishing lessons and guided trips

Q&A with Mike, Owner, Instructor, and Guide

I'm a first-timer. How do you get me ready for the experience?

If it is your first time fly fishing, we will discuss and practice the basics of casting, tying knots, selecting flies, and finding fish. We will show you how to setup your fly rod and tie on flies, depending on what we are fishing for.

As the old adage says, "Stuff happens." What training do you and your staff have to stay ahead of the unexpected?

Fishing comes with with alot of unexpected events. Our instructors and guides work to resolve any situations that arise. They are also certified in first aid and CPR.

PO Box 328
Hughesville,
MD
US

We are Erie's Premiere Senior portrait studio. If you are looking for cutting edge senior portraits, then you have found the right place!

3500 E West Hwy
Hyattsville,
MD
US

If you're looking for quality care with a personal touch, we hope you'll give us a call. Having 45 years of experience in the DC area, we are able to serve you and your family's Optometric needs with competence and style.

1150 18th St NW
Washington,
DC
US

At the helm of his 46' boat, Lady Luck, Captain Don Marani captains crews into the Chesapeake Bay's plentiful waters. Along with small groups of up to six, he leads fishing expeditions out to the best spots, where clients propel their lines for rockfish, perch, and catfish. Aboard the Lady Luck, you'll enjoy an outside canopy to stay out of the sun, a large area where you can fish, and a private bathroom. Beverages and box lunches are also available.

1001 Fell St
Baltimore,
MD
US