Archaeology of the Patuxent River: Kayaking through History


Saturday, Jun 29, 2024


1361 Wrighton Road
Lothian, MD 20711

Jug Bay’s Emory Waters Nature Preserve

Join archaeologist Drew Webster, from Anne Arundel County’s Cultural Resources Section, in a kayaking expedition to learn about the archaeological and cultural history along the Patuxent River. Drew will share how archaeological sites inform us about past ways of life from early occupations over 10,000 years ago to historic times. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start time. $30 per person. Registration is required and is limited to 10 participants. Ages 13 and older. Must be 18 without a parent/guardian. Register at, Activity #35923. For questions call 410-222-8006 or email

Patuxent River Canoe/Kayak Notes: 
The Patuxent River is a relatively slow-moving river, but paddlers must be able to propel the canoe through the water. Participants must be able to: 

  • Independently participate in all activities while maintaining an appropriate and safe body position. 
  • Manage all personal care and personal mobility independently. 
  • Effectively communicate with leaders and other participants. 
  • Bring plenty of water, lunch or snacks, sunscreen, sun hat, sunglasses, and wear closed toe shoes that can get wet & muddy.