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Nearby Paddling Trips for Your Next Great Adventure

No matter where you are right now, you are not far from amazing paddling. Check out these 24 trips and see which trip you are closest to!

1. Take an Alqonquin Odyssey

by Canadian Canoe and Kayak Wilderness Adventures

Location - 4 hours north of Toronto, ON

What is it?

3 and 6-day all inclusive canoe adventures into the Algonquin Park wilderness in Ontario. Round trip transportation from Toronto available.

Why should I go?

Experience the awesome beauty and wildlife of the world renowned Algonquin Park wilderness. Trip led by Level 3 ORCA Wilderness Guides

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You'll need only your clothes and sleeping bag. Everything else is supplied including Kevlar canoes, tents, food and safety equipment.

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Location - 2 hours north of Miami

What is it?

Motorized Kayak Adventures' jungle tour, which lasts about 3 hours, takes small groups into the mangrove jungles, inner coves and tidal marshes of the middle part of Florida's Indian River Lagoon, the largest most diverse animal and plant estuary on the North American continent.

Why should I go?

Step back in time millions of years and listen, relax and learn, as your tour guides take you on a relaxing,  informative, fun and magical journey.

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Learn about manatees, osprey, and even fiddler crabs, and find out why the mangrove trees are so vital to the lagoon ecology.

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Location - 4 hours northeast of Minneapolis

What is it?

This spectacular day adventure includes orientation to the kayaks and then paddling out to the sea caves where for several miles you are immersed in the breathtaking scenery.

Why Should I go?

The trip includes a great lunch enjoyed on a sandy beach at the turn-around point. Knowledgeable guides enhance the experience with stories, insights and Lake Superior information.

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Trip guests meet at the Living Adventure outdoor center on Lake Superior located just five minutes out of Bayfield. You'll park at their secure facility, meet your guide and group and then transport in their van to the put-in at Meyers Road.

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4. Willow Cove Expedition

by Descanso Beach Ocean Sports / Catalina Island Expeditions

Location - Right outside of LA

What is it?

This is a 1/2 day guided paddle tour approx. 2.5 miles each way.

Why should I go?

Natural History of the island. Beach landing at Willow Cove, snorkel 'Mike Nelson Rock', film site of many 'Sea Hunt' episodes, picnic and relax before the paddle back.

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Catalina Island Expeditions is located at the Descanso Beach Club, 15 min walk from the boat landing on Catalina Island, one hour off the coast of Los Angeles

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