After a stressful week or a month, if you need a vacation to lighten your mood and have some leisure time with nature, you should consider Kayaking. A sport generally considered dangerous by the masses (which actually is dependent on where you choose to get in the Kayak) is actually a great way to connect with nature and experience it with a whole new perspective.
If you are an adventurer, an adrenaline junky, or simply looking forward to exploring new places and spending some time in the water, this might be the thing for you. Other than these traditional reasons for you to take your Kayak out, you can also use it if you like fishing and want to explore the waters for that perfect spot to spend a peaceful day fishing.
If you have already thought of your reason to hit the waters and are ready to go out to have your time with nature, we have brought you a list of places in the USA from Alaska to Florida, ranging from skull bashing currents to soothing waters.
Colorado River, Arizona
If you are looking for an adrenaline rush to remember throughout your life, the Colorado River might be the best place for you, always in turmoil with great currents (relatively calm in Arizona). But it won’t be a safe place if you are inexperienced with Kayak, as handing yourself in the mighty river can be a tough nut to crack. The river has a stretch of almost 1450 miles and passing through seven states. It truly is an example of the power of nature, and Kayaking in such a place can be a great experience in addition to being surrounded by the great canyon and a clear blue sky filled with birds at all times is a treasure to cherished.
Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska
If you are seeking a beautiful place to enjoy a peaceful time and gain some insight into the activities of nature, Alaska is the place you should consider. When it comes to beauty, Alaska is already considered a jewel, and most of that beauty is because of the waters, and there can be no better way to experience it than being in the waters on your Kayak along with some beautiful creatures of the Animal Kingdom like the orca, humpback whales, puffins and sea lions.
Lake Tahoe, Nevada
The largest freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada is known for its crystal clear and calm waters straddling from the border of California to Nevada, a great destination to start Kayaking with a friendly coach to guide you the basics of Kayaking and rental Kayaks available to facilitate you in having a good time o the waters. The crystal clear water can be a great place to spend your time actively paddling in the lake, and the best part is that you can choose to enter the lake on either the Californian side of the lake or the Nevada side as per your convenience. The trip to the lake gets even better when green trees and mountains Surround you when you are in the lake, but it doesn’t end here as you can end your day watching a beautiful sunset and a clear sky filled with stars.
Gauley River, West Virginia
If you are an expert Kayaker looking for your dose of adrenaline in a beautiful place, the Gauley River in West Virginia has to be a place on your bucket list. West Virginia is a place filled with beautiful mountains, the beauty is enhanced even more with the fall, and during the fall, the place also attracts a whole bunch of adventures as the Summersville Dam releases water during this time creating currents that give the expert Kayakers a time that they can enjoy and fulfil their adventure requirements. The 105-mile long river and adventure also offer scenic beauties as it connects with many rivers along its course.
San Juan Islands, Washington
On the off chance that ocean life is what you look for, head to the San Juan Islands in Washington. Situated close to the U.S.- Canada line, this series of islands is home to orca whale cases lasting through the year. In addition, it’s known for standard sightings of ocean lions, seals, dolphins, and otters. You can book anything from a half-day to a multiday kayaking trip around the islands. Yet, we propose giving yourself a lot of time to investigate the more modest islands off Lopez Island, paddle through the secured waters around Orcas Island, and take a stab at recognizing an occupant orca case off San Juan Island.