Kayaking in Maryland

Kayaking Trips in Maryland

The coastal side of Maryland is loaded with waterways to explore! Or check out the sights as you paddle the famous Potomac River! Check out all kayaking trips in Maryland for every level of kayaker. Whether you're looking for a guided trip, kayak rentals, self-guided, day trip, multi-day trip, or anything in between, there's a kayak trip in Maryland for you! If you've paddled Maryland before, be sure to share your trip with the rest of us!

Planning the trip of a lifetime? Check out these safe paddling tips and always wear your life jacket

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Guide to Kayaking in Maryland

More than a fifth of Maryland is covered in water, providing plentiful paddling options! With its milder climate, you are likely to see your share of wildlife along the banks and in the waters you paddle. Here are a few popular paddling destinations in Maryland:

  • Pocomoke River
  • Assateague National Seashore
  • Potomac River

Kayaking Locations In Maryland

If you want to plot your own route, check out all paddling locations in Maryland! Search thousands of put-in and take-out locations on our Paddling Locations Map and be sure to download the Go Paddling app where you can save favorites or create and share a float plan!

Plan a Kayaking Trip in Maryland

Over the years, many of our paddlers have paddled throughout Maryland and were so generous to share their paddling experiences with us in a community trip report. Read a few examples of Maryland community trip reports below:

Connect with Paddlers in Maryland

Are you looking to connect with other paddlers about going kayaking in Maryland? Check out the Paddling.com Message Boards for resources to help you get started.

Kayak Outfitters in Maryland

Looking to rent a kayak or go on a guided trip? Check out these outfitters in Maryland: