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    Canoeing spots in Northern Virginia?

    Am I in the correct off-topic section?
    in 2 weeks I will be home for Thanksgiving break in Manassas. The Old Man and I want to go canoing, but the places wehave in the past are nice and developed mostly. Anyone know of anywhere? Also may try and scope out potential duck hunting spots- not trying to stomp on anyones hunting turf, just looking for suggestions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by R50FJ60 View Post
    Am I in the correct off-topic section?
    in 2 weeks I will be home for Thanksgiving break in Manassas. The Old Man and I want to go canoing, but the places wehave in the past are nice and developed mostly. Anyone know of anywhere? Also may try and scope out potential duck hunting spots- not trying to stomp on anyones hunting turf, just looking for suggestions.
    Thanks
    IV
    I always launch from the bull run marina. It's like 3 minutes from my house. I think it's pretty nice...

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    ya we've gone down there in the past. From what I remember, it is prone to debris and trash buildup

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    Quote Originally Posted by R50FJ60 View Post
    ya we've gone down there in the past. From what I remember, it is prone to debris and trash buildup
    You can travel quite a ways upriver, and a bit down as well. I always find some nice spots.

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    If you don't mind a 40 min drive, head out 66 to Front Royal and ride the Shenendoah. Lots of places to put in, very rural, pretty country. Leaves are pbly all gone by now. Don't know about duck hunting, but there's gotta belots of places there.

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    Check out amazon for books by Louis J. Matacia and H. Robert Corben Jr.
    Blue Ridge Voyages. Lotsa wet water round here.
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    You have to watch out. The waters in NoVA are treacherous. According to reports on this forum, there have been numerous boating and canoe accidents that included the tragic loss of entire gun collections.

    Keep your gun attached to something that floats, is all I can say.

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