For people who have never ridden a ferry, this is a short but fun little ride. It crosses the Potomac in a pretty, wooded area. The ferry follows a cable across the river, so you have a more secure feeling than with the "free floating" type of ferry. The people operating the ferry are businesslike, so don't expect a warm welcome or any type of narration as you go. On the downside, there are times when the ferry gets quite busy, and you may have to wait in your car for 10-20 minutes or more to get on board. Once there, the trip across the river is probably less than 10 minutes long.
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