Maryland and Delaware Canoe Trails

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“Maryland and Delaware Canoe Trails is a canoeist’s and kayaker’s guide to exploring the free-flowing and floatable streams in these two states plus the District of Columbia and part of nearby Pennsylvania.” Retail Price $19.95

“An excellent guidebook for canoe and kayak enthusiasts. Tons of paddling spots are listed, along with a ton of useful information. The reviews are informative as well as humorous.” – Merideth M.

“This book is in a class by itself. Most similar books mix subjects – a bit of hiking, biking and paddling, or if they’re devoted just to paddling, a bit of history, field guide, travel tips, etc. – all good information but reducing the space for and focus on the primary subject. This book covers far more streams, rivers, etc., in MD and DE than any other and provides much more useful information about paddling them, e.g. gradient, difficulty (class of rapids, if any), distance, time, stream width, quality of scenery, potential hazards, when water conditions are appropriate, gauge locations and readings that are appropriate, put in and take out locations and more. And it has a wealth of excellent maps drawn specifically for kayaking and canoeing. It’s well written, and by someone who’s almost certainly more knowledgeable on the subject than anyone.

My copy’s full of bookmarks and post-its and has been all over MD with me. Thanks to this author I’ve discovered some really wonderful paddling spots I wouldn’t have known about otherwise, and I’ve been much better informed about the rest. It’s an invaluable resource for anyone who wants to paddle around MD. The author’s written similar books for PA and NJ, which I’ll probably get if only for armchair paddling in the winter. I only wish he’d write an equivalent book on VA.” – Tim

“An excellent resource. Wish I’d had this book earlier. Dozens of rivers and trips described, with detailed trip information, maps, and information on conditions and hazards. Particularly good in specifying where to put in and information on public access. Highly recommended.” – Kay

Maryland and Delaware Canoe Trails Table of Contents

Chapter 1 – Introduction

Chapter 2 – The Youghiogheny River Basin

  1. Youghiogheny River
  2. Bear Creek
  3. Casselman River
  4. North Branch Casselman River

Chapter 3 – The Potomac River Basin

  1. Potomac River
  2. North Branch Potomac River
  3. Savage River
  4. Georges Creek
  5. Wills Creek
  6. Brush Creek
  7. Little Wills Creek
  8. Jennings Run
  9. Evitts Creek
  10. Town Creek
  11. Flintstone Creek
  12. Fifteenmile Creek
  13. Sideling Hill Creek
  14. Tonoloway Creek
  15. Little Tonoloway Creek
  16. Licking Creek
  17. Big Cove Creek
  18. Conococheague Creek
  19. Back Creek
  20. West Branch Conococheague Creek
  21. Antietam Creek
  22. West and East Branches of Antietam Creek
  23. Catoctin Creek
  24. Monacacy River
  25. Marsh Creek
  26. Rock Creek (PA)
  27. Toms Creek
  28. Middle Creek
  29. Big Pipe Creek
  30. Little Pipe Creek
  31. Linganore Creek
  32. Bennett Creek
  33. Seneca Creek
  34. Little Seneca Creek
  35. Rock Creek
  36. Anacostia River
  37. Northwest Branch
  38. Mattawoman Creek
  39. Nanjemoy Creek
  40. Zekiah Swamp Run and Wicomico River

Chapter 4 – West Chesapeake Bay Drainage

  1. St. Mary’s Coast
  2. Patuxent River
  3. Little Patuxent River
  4. Middle Patuxent River
  5. Western Branch Patuxent River
  6. Calvert Coast and Parker Creek
  7. West River and Rhode River
  8. Severn River
  9. Patapsco River
  10. South Branch Patapsco River
  11. Gwynns Falls
  12. Jones Falls
  13. Herring Run
  14. Gunpowder Falls
  15. Little Falls
  16. Western Run
  17. Little Gunpowder Falls
  18. Winters Run

Chapter 5 – The Susquehanna River Basin

  1. Susquehanna River
  2. Conowingo Creek
  3. Octoraro Creek
  4. Deer Creek

Chapter 6 – Rivers of The Eastern Shore

  1. Northeast River Tributaries
  2. Big Elk Creek
  3. Great Bohemia Creek
  4. Chester River
  5. Wye River
  6. Choptank River
  7. Tuckahoe Creek
  8. Kings Creek and Miles Creek
  9. Taylors Island Passages
  10. Honga River
  11. Worlds End Creek and Farm Creek
  12. Blackwater River and Little Blackwater River
  13. Transquaking Creek
  14. Chicamacomico River
  15. Island Creek and Pokata Creek
  16. Nanticoke River
  17. Broad Creek
  18. Hitch Pond Branch and James Branch
  19. Marshyhope Creek
  20. Barren Creek
  21. Rewastico Creek and Quantico Creek
  22. Wicomico Creek
  23. Monie Creek
  24. Manokin River and Kings Creek
  25. James Island and Cedar Island
  26. Pocomoke River
  27. Nassawango Creek
  28. Dividing Creek
  29. Pitts Creek
  30. Marumsco Creek

Chapter 7 – The Christina River Basin

  1. Christina River
  2. White Clay Creek
  3. Red Clay Creek
  4. Brandywine Creek

Chapter 8 – Delaware Bay Drainage

  1. Appoquinimink River and Blackbird Creek
  2. Smyrna River and Leipsic River
  3. St. Jones River and Murderkill River
  4. Mispillion River
  5. Cedar Creek and Slaughter Creek
  6. Broadkill River and Old Mill Creek
  7. Prime Hook Creek

Chapter 9 – Atlantic Ocean Drainage

  1. Assateague Island Canoe Trail

Chapter 10 – Storm Drains and Flash Floods