Premier sea-kayaking spots of the upper Great Lakes region

Deep in the heart of North America, surrounded by forest and field, there is an ocean. A vast inland sea containing nearly a quarter of the world’s fresh water, the Great Lakes contain upwards of 35,000 islands, and their 10,000 miles of shore rival that of the US ocean coastlines.

Bring your paddle …

Lake Superior

Thunder Bay, Pictured Rocks, and other sea-kayaking destinations on the largest freshwater lake in the world.

Lake Michigan

Kayak-touring the Manitou Islands, Milwaukee Harbor and other alluring places on Lake Michigan.

Beyond the Great Lakes

Daytrips and overnighters on upper-midwest inland waters, and a few other farflung points beyond.