The upper Great Lakes undoubtedly offer an intrepid kayaker a lifetime of awe-inspiring touring, but there is much good paddling to be had on nearby waters, too. From inland lakes to rivers and streams large and small, daytrips to weeklong jaunts, quietwater adventures abound in Wisconsin, Illinois, and beyond.
A day-paddle to the Three Sisters of Cape Chignecto
Known for the world’s highest tides, visited annually by countless whales, dolphins, and other marine mammals, Fundy offers some of the most spectacular shoreline kayaking in North America. More >>
A saltwater cruise along Florida’s Gulf Islands National Seashore
Solitary paddling along the Gulf coast of Santa Rosa Island to the historic site of pre-Civil-War Fort Pickens, escorted by dolphins, sea turtles, jellyfish, and the Blue Angels. Read >>
A northern paddle in a southern-style bayou
Quietwater paddling through North America’s northernmost cypress & tupelo swamp, located in southern Illinois. Read >>