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Reston Real Estate: Fun on the Lakes

by Eve Thompson — August 26, 2015 at 2:30 pm 3 Comments

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This is a sponsored post by Eve Thompson of Reston Real Estate.

Summer is almost over, but it’s not gone yet. While many of the Reston pools have closed for the season, there is plenty of water fun to be had.

Take advantage of the next few weekends to get on the water!

Paddleboarding in Reston

Standup paddleboarding (SUP) is taking the water sports world by storm. Called Hoe he’e nalu in the Hawaiian language (which is just a fun fact to know), paddle boarding started as an offshoot of surfing… only much, much easier. The concept is simple — you stand on a surf-style board and use a long paddle to move across the water. You can do it on flat water, like the Reston lakes, or in the open water. It’s a fun sport anyone can enjoy.

Standup Paddleboarding/Credit: Surf Reston via FacebookAnd we are lucky in Reston to have a company that offers SUP workshops on our Reston lakes — Surf Reston Standup Paddleboarding. They offer workshops at Lake Anne, Lake Audubon, Lake Thoreau and Lake Newport. The company started as a way to build a community of individuals who enjoy paddling; they teach how to paddle responsibly and safely and give their customers the opportunities to connect with other enthusiasts. Sign up for one of their workshops today!

Better yet, get a group of friends to do it together. It’s a blast.

Kayak and Canoe Rental

Until Labor Day weekend, you can enjoy a leisurely paddle around Lake Anne. Reston Association provides kayak, canoe, and paddle boat rentals by the hour. It’s a fun way to spend a summer evening. You can purchase tickets at Reston’s Used Book Shop, 1623 Washington Plaza (near the fountain). Contact the book shop by calling 703-435-9772. The cost is $6 per boat for a one-hour rental.

Hours of Operation are: Thursdays, 4 – 8 p.m.;  Fridays, 4 – 8 p.m.;  Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.;  Sundays, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Enjoy these last few weeks of summer break. Maybe I’ll see you out on the lakes!

Photo Courtesy Surf Reston

  • Arielle in NoVA

    How old do you have to be to rent a paddleboat/canoe/kayak without a parent?

    • Karen Goff

      16

      • Arielle in NoVA

        Thanks. So everyone in the boat would need to be at least 16 or else a parent would have to be in the boat also? Just wanted to make sure before suggesting that as an outing.

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