Summer Fun Day #77: Go tubing at Antietam Creek

Only an hour from Washington, D.C., families can get a taste of history while tubing down Antietam Creek in Sharpsburg.

TubingThe spring-fed waters of this beginner-level whitewater stream will ensure a cool escape. The Class I rapids and deeper water are perfect for families with older children hoping for a faster pace, and a brief taste of Class II rapids at the end of the journey will have them whooping with joy. 

Guides from River and Trail Outfitters pack a picnic and share some history as they lead the 4-hour excursion past landmarks like the historic Burnside Bridge, part of the Antietam National Battlefield.

For more information on Antieram Creek tubing, visit the River & Trail website.

For more places to go tubing, check out our article Spend the day on the water: Tubing down an MD river

For more summer fun, check out our list of 100 Days of Summer and daily calendar of events.

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