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    Critters at the Water's Edge

    If you like getting your feet wet, this adventure is for you! You'll begin your adventure with a brief orientation, including a safety discussion, land lesson, and a primer on how to figure out where you are in the watershed. Then, you're off to explore! You'll enjoy the soft breeze of the Piscataway Creek and the overall calm of the Potomac River, a welcome break from the bustle of the city. You'll also discover the exciting variety of local wildlife. There will be an array of birds, including bald eagles, osprey, and great blue herons. You'll also see many different edible and medicinal plants! Once you're on land, you'll explore the various critters on the beach! You can even get out nets to comb the waters! After your beach exploration, you'll kayak back to the nature center for a brief wrap-up activity, during which you'll have time to munch on a snack you've brought from home. Come indulge in some adventure to spruce up your week!
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    Critters at the Water's Edge

    13600 King Charles Terrace , Fort Washington

    • Leave behind the bustling city and head to Piscataway Creek for some fresh air, mild exercise, and a much-needed dose of nature
    • Discover the local wildlife of the Potomac River and learn how to identify critters like crayfish and damselfly nymphs
    • Begin your adventure with a brief orientation session, including safety discussion
    • Indulge in a short and sweet kayaking adventure with your friends and family
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    Marsh Loop Flora and Fauna

    Kick off a wildlife adventure in Piscataway Bay, where you'll kayak through the waters to find the creatures of the marsh! Look out for eagles, osprey, or cormorants hunting for fish. You'll also meander through narrow marsh channels framed by wild rice, water lilies, and cattails. A canopy of trees in the more forested part of the creek will envelope you in nature's musical sounds -- song birds singing, turtles splashing into the water, great blue herons squawking, and maybe even a beaver slapping its tail to warn her family of danger! Get close-up views of beaver lodges, butterflies, and other native wildflowers that you can't see elsewhere. This is your chance to fulfill your adventure dreams!
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    Marsh Loop Flora and Fauna

    13600 King Charles Terrace , Fort Washington

    • Spend 3 hours kayaking through the marshes of Piscataway Bay with a certified tour guide
    • Keep your eyes peeled for eagles, turtles, and perhaps even beavers
    • Marvel at the variety of foliage in the marsh, from water lilies to wild rice
    • Take plenty of photos throughout your trip to commemorate the adventure
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    Eagles, Islands & Potomac Kayak Tour

    Embark on a kayaking adventure through the wild of Piscataway Bay towards the Potomac River! As you paddle, be on the lookout for osprey nests high up in the forested shores or eagles soaring up above, looking for their next meal. Near the Potomac River, you'll also enjoy a historical perspective of the region. Get distant views of Mount Vernon, the Washington Monument, the Capitol Building, and the Fort Washington Light House. In fact, Captain John Smith first met the Piscataway Indians here in 1608! Come discover the unspoiled beauty of Piscataway Bay, juxtaposed by the historical buildings of civilization in the distance.
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    Eagles, Islands & Potomac Kayak Tour

    13600 King Charles Terrace , Fort Washington

    • Go on a fun kayaking adventure through the wilderness of Piscataway Bay
    • Lookout for osprey nests in the trees and eagles soaring up ahead
    • Enjoy a historical perspective of the region, with distant views of the Washington Monument, the Capitol Building, and more
    • Take pictures of the unspoiled beautiful beauty of Piscataway Bay
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    Kayaking Essentials (Key Bridge)

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    Are you hooked? Caught the kayaking bug, and ready to bring your skills to the next level? This hour and a half class is geared toward the novice paddler who has been in a kayak a time or two but wants to learn more. You will learn efficient stroke techniques to help you paddle faster for greater distances as you improve your ability to maneuver the boat around any obstacles in your way. Review water safety techniques to keep your paddling companions and yourself safe on the river, and practice advanced procedures such as what to do if your boat tips over. Don't let your limited knowledge of kayaking (or lack thereof) keep you from chasing the horizon. The skills you learn in this class will allow you to get out there and explore ASAP!
    Kayaking Essentials (Key Bridge)

    3500 Water St NW, Washington

    • Take your paddling skills to the next level with this novice kayaking class
    • Learn efficient stroke techniques to help you paddle faster for greater distances
    • Improve your ability to maneuver your boat around any obstacles in the way
    • Build up the strength and confidence necessary to explore new horizons on your own
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    ROAR

    You know you've got a powerful "roar", now show it off in this awesome exercise class! Following an upbeat and supportive instructor, you'll push yourself through strength-building workouts for your upper, core, and lower body. To keep you motivated and positive while you feel the burn, you'll enjoy a soundtrack of heart-pumping international music, including dancehall, hip hop, Brazilian funk, and much more. Plus, you'll be working alongside fellow eager students in a low-pressure studio environment, focused on achieving your personal fitness goals. After all, it's a jungle out there.
    ROAR

    6728 Industrial Rd, Springfield

    • Experience an upbeat strength-building exercise class led by an energetic instructor
    • Enjoy the burn of using the weight of your own body to push yourself through upper, core, and lower body workouts
    • Exercise to heart-pumping international music that will keep you motivated and focused
    • Break out of your gym routine with an incredibly engaging and exciting class
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    Intro to Stand Up Paddleboarding (Key Bridge)

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    SUP. No, not the friendly and informal greeting, short for "What's up?" -- the sport! Experience a fun and exciting day out on the water learning how to SUP, or Stand-Up Paddleboard. During this 75 minute absolute beginners class, develop a greater understanding of water safety, as well as fundamental SUP techniques like how to launch and dock, how to stand and balance on the board, proper stroke form, and all the necessary details in between. With the help of seasoned instructors, who have spent years in Australia, Hawaii and California learning the fine art of Stand-Up Paddleboarding, you'll be out surfing down the Potomac in no time!
    Intro to Stand Up Paddleboarding (Key Bridge)

    3500 Water St NW, Washington

    • Experience an exciting day out on the water learning how to Stand-Up Paddleboard
    • Develop an understanding of water safety, launching, docking, standing, and balancing
    • No experience necessary
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    Alexandria to Mount Vernon All Day eBike Rental

    Discovering the home of George Washington? What a way to spend your entire day! Whether you're a history buff or not, this bike ride to Mount Vernon estate from Unlimited Biking is an experience you need in your life. You'll find yourself in great awe, riding along the historic cobblestone streets of Old Town. During your ride, you'll cycle along the scenic Potomac River, stroll along one of the "Great Streets" in America known as the King Street Mile, and visit the one and only home of the first U.S. President George Washington! Just wait and see where this marvelous adventure-filled day takes you!  
    Alexandria to Mount Vernon All Day eBike Rental

    421 King St., Alexandria

    • Head to Alexandria for an adventurous day riding a bicycle to George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate
    • Visit the home of the first U.S. President, George Washington and enjoy the scenic view of the Potomac River
    • Explore the historic cobblestone streets of Old Town and stroll along the King Street Mile
    • Enjoy a relaxing and venturesome day cycling through Alexandria and conquering Mount Vernon
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    Alexandria to Mount Vernon All Day Bike Rental

    Discovering the home of George Washington? What a way to spend your entire day! Whether you're a history buff or not, this bike ride to Mount Vernon estate from Unlimited Biking is an experience you need in your life. You'll find yourself in great awe, riding along the historic cobblestone streets of Old Town. During your ride, you'll cycle along the scenic Potomac River, stroll along one of the "Great Streets" in America known as the King Street Mile, and visit the one and only home of the first U.S. President George Washington! Just wait and see where this marvelous adventure-filled day takes you!
    Alexandria to Mount Vernon All Day Bike Rental

    421 King St., Alexandria

    • Head to Alexandria for an adventurous day riding a bicycle to George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate
    • Visit the home of the first U.S. President, George Washington and enjoy the scenic view of the Potomac River
    • Explore the historic cobblestone streets of Old Town and stroll along the King Street Mile
    • Enjoy a relaxing and venturesome day cycling through Alexandria and conquering Mount Vernon
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    Sites by Segway Tours

    It is time to crank up your style! During this segway guided tour, you will get to make various stops near essential attractions and view the magnificent famous sights and hidden gems this district has to offer. Gliding through the district with a knowledgable and local guide, you will get to ride along the entire length of the beautiful National Mall and circle the Potomac Tidal Basin. You will also find yourself coasting by major sites like the Washington Monument, WWII Memorial, U.S. Capitol, Pennsylvania Avenue, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Each of these places contain timeless history and you will get to stop by these various essential attractions while an experienced guide provides you with an in-depth narration about the hidden gems this district has to offer. Now what do you say, how about we glide through Washington D.C. in style!
    Sites by Segway Tours

    998 Maine Avenue SW, Washington

    • Explore Washington D.C gliding on a segway, stopping near essential attractions
    • Stop along must-see sights like the U.S. Capitol, Supreme Court, Washington Monument, and WWII Memorial
    • Take in your reflection in the reflecting pool at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial
    • Enjoy a day riding in style hearing about the history and stories the U.S. Capital has to offer
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