Active Nature offers world class instruction in Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Kayaking, and fitness. Our mission is to provide adventure, community, and a healthy lifestyle in nature. Join us to experience the beauty of two National Parks and the world famous Potomac River in the heart of the Washington DC region.

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Cheat River Festival
Cheat Fest
Bring your family, bring your friends and join us at the Cheat River Festival for camping, music, paddling and much more.  A great event for paddlers and non-paddlers alike with activities for all ages.  
Going to the Next Level
Active Nature Founder and Lead Instructor Jason Beakes demonstrates what's possible when skill, fitness and fun collide on the water. (View in full screen!)
Team Building
Image of man and woman having fun together on a Stand Up Paddle board with text that reads: Join us Saturday June 22nd 11am to 5pm at Riley's Lock. We're Paddling, Grilling and Chilling!
The culture of paddle sports emphasizes teamwork, growing through shared experience and healthy challenge. The perfect environment to take your team to the next level.
2013 Year in Review
Loan SUP Sunset Paddler
2013 has been a great year for Active Nature. Check out our year in review slideshow to see what we have accomplished.