By: Rachel Cooper

Explore the scenic lakes, ponds, and rivers of the Mid-Atlantic region with this new guide featuring 60 of the best flat-water paddling locations in eastern New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. With trips for all skill levels, this curated list is ideal for families, anglers, canoeists, and kayakers.

 Each trip presents detailed descriptions of the lake, pond, or river, with maps, photographs, paddling routes, and GPS coordinates to the access point. An at-a-glance chart makes it easy to select and plan trips, with helpful information on trip time, distance, difficulty, and special features. You’ll also find a detailed resource list of local outfitters, safety and equipment tips, and complete driving, parking, and put-in instructions. 

Quiet Water Mid-Atlantic
By Rachel Cooper
ISBN 978-1-62842-087-6
Appalachian Mountain Club Books, July 2018, $19.95

 About the Author

Rachel Cooper is a freelance writer specializing in outdoor recreation, Washington, D.C. and Mid-Atlantic travel. Her other books include 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Washington, D.C. and Images of Rail: Union Station in Washington, D.C. Rachel has more than a decade of online journalism and content creation experience and has written thousands of articles for websites and organizations including, Washingtonian, Federal City Council, Montgomery Parks, Apartment Guide, Destination Maryland, Conde Nast Traveler, Payscale, Valpak,, Washington Parent and more. For more about Rachel visit

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