Northern Virginia has lots of options for water-related recreation. Check out these boating clubs before summer ends.
Worried about boating safety? The Aquia Harbour Yacht Club in Stafford will ease those concerns. The recreational boating club, established in 1975, promotes safe boating through education. Its motto is “Boating Safety, Education, the Environment and Fun.” 1415 Washington Dr., Stafford
Open year-round, Fairfax Yacht Club offers 170 open and covered slips that accommodate boats up to 50 feet in length. The club is great for families, as it includes a five-acre lot with picnic and grilling stations, a firepit, and more. 10721 Old Colchester Rd., Mason Neck
Freedom Boat Club of Northern Virginia is membership based, with several locations throughout the area. Members have access to a fleet of boats without the difficulties that can come with boat ownership. Staff handles all maintenance, cleaning, and storage of boats. Woodbridge, Stafford, Lake Anna, and Richmond
This club along the scenic Occoquan Reservoir offers both competitive and recreational rowing. It hosts regattas in the summer and fall and does a lot to support youth rowing in the area. 10450 Van Thompson Rd., Fairfax Station
The Old Dominion Boat Club was founded in 1880, making it the second oldest boat club in Virginia. Its membership is based on individual, not family, membership. It has an operating marina with limited slips for boat owners, and members are involved in club operations like taking care of grounds and planning events. 0 Prince St., Alexandria
The nonprofit Virginia Boat Club’s mission is to promote rowing in the Greater Richmond area. Members range from beginners to former national champions. The club offers its members the opportunity to enjoy miles of scenic recreational and competitive rowing. Plus, they can participate in regattas from the local level all the way to national. 4708 Old Main St., Richmond; 3800 James River Rd., Midlothian
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