Galesville, Maryland - south of Annapolis - on the West River. County wharf - easy parking - easy launch. Paddling to the Rhode River - has an island to beach and swim - Smithsonian Environmental Reseach Center owns most of the shoreline in this area - great for birds/waterfowl. Can paddle out into the Chesapeake Bay - fairly protected along the shoreline. Nearby restaurants/bars for post-paddle refreshments.
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