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SERC Family Canoe Days

Bring the family for a paddle on the Rhode River at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. We’ll look for wildlife, talk about research, and enjoy time outside on the Bay. Bring a picnic lunch and eat before or after the paddle at our picnic area. Instructors will provide basic paddling instruction, life jackets, and canoes. We'll look for eagles, otters, muskrats, herons, and more. Children must be 6 years or older, and anyone 16 or younger must be accompanied by an adult. 

Paddling the Rhode River

There are two trips each day: 
9 am-Noon & 1-4 pm

You can sign up for:

June 9th
July 21st
August 11th
September 15th
October 20th

Cost is $18 for ages 13-Adult and $16 for ages 12 and younger.

Registration is e-mail only at:
Please register prior to 5pm the Thursday before your canoe date.


QUESTIONS? Call (443) 482.2216.  SERC also offers group trips. If you’re interested in a canoe trip for your group or organization then please call the number listed as well.