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Reston Summer Bucket List: Take a Boat Ride at Lake Anne

by Karen Goff August 25, 2015 at 1:00 pm 2 Comments

Lake Anne Boats

Every weekday in August, Reston Now will be offering suggestions for a Summer Bucket List — things to do, places to check out and activities to try in and around Reston before summer’s end.

Obviously, different ideas will appeal to different residents in different age groups. But we are open for ideas. If you have any “must-dos” of summer (even better: with a photo of you/your family participating in said event), email us at [email protected] and we will consider it.

Reston Summer Bucket List No. 16: Paddle a Boat 

You don’t need to own your own pontoon boat to enjoy a Reston lake experience.

Head over to Lake Anne Plaza, where there are pedal boats, canoes and kayaks waiting for you.

The boat rental stand, operated by Reston Association, is open through Labor Day.

Rentals cost $6 an hour (cash only). You can get rental tickets at Reston’s Used Book Shop, 1623 Washington Plaza (703-435-9772).

Boat rental hours:

Thursdays, 4 – 8 p.m.
Fridays, 4 – 8 p.m.
Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sundays, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Boat operator must be at least 16 years of age. A parent or legal guardian (18 years of age or older) must sign a waiver/agreement and accompany passengers under the age of 16. Swimming is not permitted and pets are not allowed in boats.

  • Henry Rearden

    Would you advise wearing jeans when going out on the lake?

    • Lake Anne Resident

      No, go with the assumption that you might fall in the lake and wet jeans would be added weight. Also consider storing and securing things like cell phones, keys and wallets.

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