WEB SITE: Penguin Paddling
Open April 15 – Mid-September
Monday – Friday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday, Holidays 9 a.m. – 7 p.m
Penguin is owned and operated by a Fairfax County first responder. It’s part of the charming Prince William County town of Occoquan which is a destination in and of itself. There are several restaurants along the river. The Occoquan River is generally calm and narrow here, so it’s a good location for new kayakers. Occoquan is scenic and there are bridges for VA 123, Interstate 95 and US 1 to paddle under.
The last weekend of “summer” is also the final weekend many Washington, D.C. area kayaking locations are open. It’s a shame too, because September and October are also the best time of year for kayaking. Lower temperatures and dew points are a welcome respite after several months of hazy, hot and humid. Sadly, the DC…
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