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“Nice River Float”

River & Trail Outfitters
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Knoxville
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Owner description: River and Trail Outfitters of Knoxville, Maryland has been family owned and operated since 1972. River and Trail offers guided and unguided white water and mellow water rafting, tubing, kayaking, canoeing trips as well as biking hiking, climbing and cross-country skiing in the historic and scenic Harpers Ferry, WV area. We also sell new and used canoes, kayaks and paddling accessories located in our shop. Check out our website for details on our various trips, ranging from our Paddle N Wine Tour to our Team Building
Alexandria, Virginia
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Nice River Float”
Reviewed August 29, 2014

We rented kayaks under their park and paddle. I would not rent the kayaks again unless you enjoy open smooth paddling up and down the river without any rapids. However their tube floating down the same part of the river was enjoyable. The number of young people and families account for much of their business. For a nice enjoyable float, really cannot be beat. There are a number of companies which do the same thing along this part of the river but the experience with this company was pleasant.

They do have a gut truck for food and Porto-johns on site.

Visited August 2014
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Houston, Texas
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“Potomac River kayak float and paddle”
Reviewed August 28, 2014

Mike and Maury of River and Trail Outfitters are awesome! Energetic, knowledgeable, witty, professional, and most endearing...very passionate about rivers. A leisurely sunset paddle down the Potomac was beautiful. I'd send a pic, but it just doesn't do it justice. My kids (ages 8,10, and 13) and I were back for our second trip and can't wait to see you guys next summer!

Jeff H & family
Houston, TX

Visited August 2014
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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“An alternative view of the beautiful scenery”
Reviewed August 27, 2014

Enjoyed an hour or so, drifting down the river in a tube. A very pleasant way to get a good view of the beautiful scenery.
Information was pitched at just the right level and then we were left alone to drift downstream. Didn't take advantage of it, but the staff did say that a second, or even third, ride was free.
Great fun!

Visited August 2014
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Hampton, Virginia, United States
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“Great outdoor trip for the family”
Reviewed August 25, 2014

We had a great time whitewater rafting thanks to the team at River and Trail outfitters. It was four of us on the trip, my husband and I two teens 14 and 19. Everyone had a great time. Midway we stopped for a picnic lunch by the river. Our guide Sasha was the best. Very knowledgeable about the river and the history of the area.

Visited August 2014
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“Great for beginners”
Reviewed August 25, 2014

Thanks to Dave and his SIL Shane for teaching a bunch of neophytes not only the correct strokes but safety tips as well. Shane is especially good with children. Knowledgeable and take their time answering tons of questions (patience) plus time in the water made our first lesson well worth it.

Visited August 2014
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