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A group Kayak Trip down the Rapidan River

A Group Kayak Trip down the Rapidan River

Enjoy paddling down at the scenic Rapidan river with an experience Kayaking instructor from the Rapidan River Kayak Company.

You will kayak about 4..5 miles downriver through mild rapids and relaxing flats.  With seclude spots to pull over to enjoy a snack or just enjoy the solitude and nature.  If you are luck your group will spot the nest of  a bald eagle who makes her home along the bank of the Rapidan River.

Eagle along the Rapidan River

With a little luck and an eagles eye you may spot this feather friend along the route.

You Instructor  with Rapidan River Kayak Co,  of Orange, is certified by the American Can0e Association.  All equipment is provided. to ensure individualized instruction Class size is limited to five students. You will learn the level one skills defined by the American Canoe Association.

Recommended Clothing for your Rapidan River Kayak adventure. Swimsuits an shorts in warm weather.  If temperature is cool, add layers that can be shed as the  day warms.  Shoes are required.  Wear water shoes, water sandals, or old athletic shoes you don’t mind getting wet.  Bring a hat, sun glasses, sunscreen, water and a snack.

Kayak Tours – Rapidan River

A two to three hour paddle down the scenic Rapidan River from below the Spicer’s Mill dam to the Rte. 15 bridge at Madison Mills. You will kayak approximately 4.5 miles downriver through mild rapids and relaxing flats.

Advanced booking required.

Phone: 540-672-3955

Cell: 540-308-0630

12449 Spicewood Road Orange, VA (about 5 miles from the Inn on Poplar Hill)

Cost: $60.00 per person

Children 11 to 18 $30 each

Guests of the Inn on Poplar Hill receive a 10% discount off of the published rates. Just tell Beth you are staying with us when you make your reservation.  Or let us know we are happy to make arrangements for you. 

Please inquire for groups, Longer river trips and tubing trips area available by special request.

Group Trips.  Rapidan River Kayak Company can also offer group trips with a flotilla of kayaks, canoes and river tubes.  Call for special pricing based on your unique group.


Eagle soaring above the Rapidan River

Eagle soaring above the Rapidan River


Inn on Poplar Hill

278 Caroline Street Orange, VA 22960 540-672-6840


Well behaved, supervised children are welcome. We have a large selection of games and other distractions to keep them busy. We do ask that you let us know in advance if you plan on bringing young ones with you. The Magnolia room is the best choice for a family room. It has a King Bed and a matching twin with a hidden trundle bed. We charge $25 per night for each additional guest. Please note, unsupervised children will be given a cookie and a free kitten.