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Places To Paddle

You have your kayak.  Now you want to explore your local water environments!  Below we've provided some links to help you find that perfect location. Below are a few more excellent resources. 

Search Water Trails 

The American Canoe Association (ACA) has created a directory of all of the water trails in the United States. It's the most complete directory available on the web. Click here to search. 

The Northern Forest Canoe and Trail mission is to establish and steward a water trail tracing historic Native American travel routes across New York, Vermont, Québec, New Hampshire, and Maine. Plan your own adventure by visiting their excellent Plan a Trip site.   

Search by State 

Paddling.Net offers a search feature to find the best kayaking locations by state. 

River Network offers kayak hiking adventures in Idaho, Oregon and Montana.

Top Rated Adventures offers a list of their top sea kayaking destinations as rated by their site visitors in North America. 

Best kayaking locations in the United States 

Get real-time water level data for the entire United States! Visit the USGS System.