Judy Rae

10 Great Paddling Locations in the USA this Year

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Water sports are the sort of entertainment that relaxes you and gives you a thrilling experience at the same time. Kayaking is one of these amazing sports. Kayaking helps you to destress, away from all the hustle and bustle of cities and can be done as an exercise, leisure, or passion as well. If you are a fan of action sports or you are just an outdoor lover and are ready to expect an adrenaline rush, Kayaking is for you. 

Amidst these pandemic times, you can use Kayaking to relax your mind. The sports is a good opportunity for social distancing as well. There is lesser risk as you are alone in the canoe and paddle yourself. Be there alone, following the social distancing and experience the adventure sport as well. Kayaking is a great sport you can do while in these COVID-19 times and it can help you get out of all the negative vibes of the city. U.S.A is packed with great locations where you can go paddling whether it be in an inflatable kayak a pedal kayak with foot pedals or even a hardshell. Here are some of the best places to fulfill your dream of paddling. 

 

  • The Chesapeake Bay

 

The Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the United States. It is 200 miles long river that flows through the six states of U.S.A and the slow-power canoe or Kayak is a perfect sport to do in these green waters. It’s located in Maryland Virginia and no permit is required to visit there. You can witness the beautiful species of. You can experience the beautiful sunset and scenic views while enjoying your paddling.

 

  • Colorado River

 

Colorado River is the perfect place for Kayaking from May to September. It is located in Arizona and it provides a refreshing yet thrilling experience for paddling. It’s known for its incredible and thrilling rapids and the relaxing winds, which help you getting a soothing experience. The best part about Kayaking here is that it allows you to witness one of the eight natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon. Relax while laying your back to the Grand Canyon and enjoy the beautiful scenery that surrounds the river. 

 

  • Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

 

Its located on the shoreline of Lake Superior in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and will be a surprise for many. The stunning and admiring beauty of the cliffs, the soothing waterfalls, and the rocky archways paired with the blue and green water is a treat while you paddle through it. This 42 miles lakeshore is one of the popular destinations for Kayaking in the U.S.A and gives thrilling adventures along with the unusual sandstone formations, shipwrecks that dot the coast, and a nature trail through a white birch forest. With all these views you will not regret your decision of coming here. 

 

  • Arkansas River

 

The whitewater rafting river in Leadville, Rocky Mountains, Colorado is a perfect place to paddle around. The best time to visit here is from June to august and we assure you, you are going to have a blast there. There are plenty of spots, which allow you to bring trout back to your home. Take a break from your daily routine, chill by the mountainside, and witness the beautiful sunset there, which will leave you mesmerized. 

 

  • Devils River

 

Its located in the remote part of Texas, and is unarguably the best spot for paddling in the U.S.A. The clear spring-fed river flows through the two deserts and provides beautiful and mesmerizing scenery along with some fishing opportunities. However, this river is not suitable for beginners as the rapids here are strong and can only be handled by pros. Mark three days of your calendar if you are ready to witness the thrilling adventure of this river.

 

  • Lake Tahoe

 

Lake Tahoe, an ideal kayaking destination located in California, is the largest alpine lake. The serenity and crystal clear water of lake that impresses the Kayaking community can be an unforgettable memory for you. Several Kayak rentals are available on the shore with some friendly coaches as well. The mesmerizing sunset is the best way to end your kayaking trip on this lake. It’s the most amazing way to escape the busy lives of the city and relax here surrounded by the beautiful scenery including mountains and forests as well. This 75 mile lake is a paradise for paddlers. 

 

  • Indian River Lagoon

 

It’s one of the prime spots for kayaking and fishing in Florida. Wander through the Mangrove forests and marvel at the grass beds, bird-life, and intricate ecosystems. If you are planning a Kayaking trip, then be ready to visit here as there is no stunning and adventurous location better than this. You can do fishing and camping here to relax from your Kayaking action. 

 

  • Prince William Sound

 

This relaxing sound is the part of America’s second-largest forest and kayaking down this sound is truly a unique and life-changing adventure. This place is famous all around the world as “Kayaker’s paradise”. You are also exposed to the abundant and vast wildlife and can admire the majestic rocky mountains and the icebergs around there.

 

  • Eleven Point National Scenic River

 

It’s recognized internationally because of its glorious sceneries and rich history. Kayaking down to the beauty of birch and sycamore trees, and the canopies formed by trees on the river is a treat to your eyes. The river is calm enough to paddle on a hot summer day and exciting enough to have some fun. This river flows through the charming Ozarks Hills of Missouri, which were once used as gold mines in the past. You can dig deeper into history while kayaking through this river. 

 

  • Salmon River

 

It’s known as the “river of no return” because in the early days’ boats were not able to navigate back. However now the jet boats can navigate back but as you paddle deep into the water you will witness eagles, beers, sheep, otters and that’s not all you will witness. You can also experience the Hell Canyon which is home to cougars and deers. The scenic beauty including lush green forests, majestic mountains, waterfalls will also give you an adrenaline rush while fighting with the intense waterflow and rapids. If you are up for a challenge, the Salmon River located in Idaho can be an ideal spot for Kayaking. 

 

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