Today’s forecast is near perfect for a day with the family paddling on a Maryland lake, river, pond or even the Chesapeake Bay.
Warm, sunny weather is the perfect time to be out on the water. If you don’t have access to a boat, don’t worry! Many parks and businesses throughout Maryland rent boats, kayaks and canoes for daily use.
Whether you want to take a quick hour-long ride or are looking to spend an entire afternoon on the water, the places listed below offer hourly and daily rentals.
As always, we recommend calling ahead to make sure rentals are available for that day.
Places to rent boats
Black Hill Regional Park, Boyds
Kayak, canoe and rowboat rentals and pontoon rides.
Chesapeake Beach, MD.
Sit-on-top kayaks, sea kayaks, pedal boats, paddleboards, rowboats, and sailboats. 410-991-4268.
Greenbriar State Park, Boonsboro
Boat rentals. 301-791-4767.
Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis
Sit-on-top kayaks, sea kayaks, pedal boats, paddleboards, rowboats, and sailboats. 410-271-7007. (Closed on Tuesdays)
Seneca Creek State Park, Gaithersburg
Boat rentals for fishing and recreation. 301-924-2127.
Tuckahoe State Park, Queen Anne
Mountain bike, kayak and canoe rentals. 410-820-1668.
For even more places to paddle visit our story Spend the day on the water: Paddling a kayak, canoe or paddleboat
Or visit dnr.state.md.us to find more parks near you.
For more fun activities for the family visit our events calendar.