I like taking my two sons out flatwater kayaking. As a general rule, I don't like going kayaking someplace new unless I go with someone else who has been there before and is familiar with the route, the put-in, the take-out, the hazards, the logistics, etc. I also believe there is safety in numbers - I would prefer to go with a group than go alone or just me and my kids. Going with a group also helps logistics in shuttling cars between the put-in and the take-out. That being said, if anyone else is looking for kayaking buddies to go as a group, or to share information about local paddling excursions, or if you want to trade off livery services (drop you off at one end, pick you up downstream), I thought I would start a thread here. Here are the local spots I've done if you have questions about them and want some information: - Potomac River from Point of Rocks to Monocacy - Potomac River from White's Ferry to Goose Creek - Potomac River from Goose Creek to Algonkian - Potomac River from under the Key Bridge around Roosevelt Island and back - Goose Creek from Middleburg for about 8 miles downstream - Shenandoah River from just before Watermelon Park to Route 7 - Monocacy River - upper section above Frederick - Beaver Dam Reservoir As a quick reference for trip-planning, I keep links to local water levels, flow rates, water temperatures, river maps, etc here: http://blunoz.blogspot.com/2010/02/northern-virginia-kayaking-resources.html. Any other paddlers here in Broadlands?