Dog Days To-Do: Take A Boat Ride

Rent a boat at Lake Anne for a late-summer spin.

The final weeks of summer vacation are here and calendars are looking a little...thin.

Reston Patch will have an idea a day from now until Sept. 3. Often the events are happening that very day, so be sure to check our free daily newsletter (subscribe here if you are not already) or the site, where the feature will post at 5 a.m. daily.

The suggestion for Friday, Aug. 31: Rent a boat and take a ride on Lake Anne.

Canoes, kayaks, rowboats and paddle boats are available for rent at

Rental tickets can be purchased at 1623 Washington Plaza (near the fountain). Contact the book shop by calling 703-435-9772.
Hours of operation:
Thursdays, 4 – 8 p.m.
Fridays, 4 – 8 p.m.
Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sundays, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Cost: $6 per boat for one-hour rental*

*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. Pets are not allowed in boats.


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